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hrirsdbys sad Sundays.
t. ANTOINE, Canso,
Eo Y. KELSO, Rsrms.
µa,(G. BROWN,---Editor.
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b th en.: i vor to establish another
,u&lan ;ournal in New Orleans,
'. 11,1t1 Of the LouIxsLNIAN,
to i iA necessity which has
!;.al sometimes painfully
o."t. In the transition state
, ,r lp l, in their struggling efforts
,, that position in the Body
shich we conceive to be their
regarded that much infor
s I, guidauce, encouragement,
- i end reproof have been lost, in
" 1ue of the lack of a medium,
; !: which these deficiencies might
1 ,1,1. We shall strive to make
'N1 tIAN It desideratum in these
r sotto indicates, the Lout
shall be " Republican at all
.I oiI'redl circumn.stznces" We
i ochate the security and enjoy
2)!f broadcivil liberty, the ubso
cqu: ity of all men bsfore the law,
Al impartial distribution of hon
:1 patronage to all who merit
r n: of allaying animosities, of
rutingr the memory of the bitter
!rtooting harmony and union
11 classes and between all in
shall advocate the removal
niaal disabilities , foster kind
rl aranwe, where malignity
.in. nt reigned, and seek for
Sl justice where wrong and
_q prvailed. Thus united in
"il objects, we shall conserve
itcr'sts, elevate our noble
an enviable position among
r Sut a, by the development
u ..iutle resources, and secure
- -tita of the mighty changes
rv and condition of the
P. the Country.
that there can be no true
Lw it the supremacy of law,
a strict and undiscrimi
" aration of justice.
'Ipor-t the doctrine of an
litL tn of taxation among
.1 faihfid collection of the
Seeouonoy in the expendi
Sforatably with the exigen
th Stte or Country and the
'-rg.. f every legitimate obliga
shl ustain the carrying out of
prtin of the act establishing
Amonf school system, and urge
'P un duty the education of
' otas vitally connected with
K enlighteament, and the aeon
e l stibilhty of a Republican
coendruct, mn independent,
biour odut we shall strive
heorPaper, from an ephem
ttemporar existence, and
Uht upon a bisis, that if we
onnn,"we shall at all
ha~eller and Stationer
Ne Orlqan Lou~iins
[From the Atlantic Monthly.
Y MDssR . D. ascz. R
You scorn my dwelling as you pass it by ;
I do not say, Come in;
You are a stranger to the company
I entertain within.
My house is humble, yet within its walls
Contentment doth abide;
And from the wings of peace a blessing
Like dew at eventide.
You think my soul is narrow, like the room
Wherein I toil for bread;
And that, because oblivion is my doom,
I might as well be dead.
Yet are you sure the riches are not mine,
The poverty your own;
Is he not rich who finds his lot divine,
In hovel or on throne ?
You judge me by the narrow boundaries
Twixt which my body moves;
But I behold a wider land that lies
Free to the soul that loves.
Is that not mine in which I hourly take
My largnes of delight?
Are not all things created for his sAke
Who reads theit meaning right?
It is not mine, this landscape I behold?
Mine to enjoy and use
For all life's noblest uses, though no gold
Has made it mine to lose?
I know the wood-paths where the feet of
Have left their prints in flowers;
And all the carols that the wild birds sing
Through the long summer hours.
I watch the changeful light upon the grass,
The wind-waves in the grain; .
I note the swift cloud-shadows as they
Above the breezy plain.
Mine are the stillness of the autumn noons,
The peace of tranquil eves,
The sunset splendors, and the glimmering
The rain fall on the leaves.
I cannot count the half of daily joys
Which kindly Nature gives;
For while some homely task my hands
With her my spirit lives.
Nor these alone the pleasures that I know,
The riches I possess;
Still other things are mine, and they
A aeep'r happiness.
For unto me the past, with all its shore
Of untold wealth belongs;
To me the singers and the saints of yore
Repeat their prayers and songs.
For me again the long-past centuries yield
The harvest of their thought;
My gleaning brings me sheaves from many
a field.
Where stronger hearts have wrought.
Mine is the present, too; nor let it be
Despised as little worth;
I could not tell of all the good I sec
Each day upon the earth.
It is an old saying that if you do
a man nineteen favors, and for any
reason decline to do him the twen
tieth, he will forget the nineteen
requests that you have granted, and
only remember the one fat you
have refused-and for that refusal
he will hate you ever afterward.
And this is true of some men; it
is true of men of mean and narrow
natures; but it is not true of all. It
is natural for a noble soul to cherish
a lively recollection of kizndneasees
as it is to breathe. And while we
are often shocked to see acts of
friendship towards others, which
have cost us a good deal of time
and of labor, entirely overlooked
and forgotten, we not unfrequently,
on the other hand, are surprised by'
the grateful reciprocation of some
favor long since rendered, and the
very performance of which had
passed from our own recollectioni,
until reminided of it by the recipient.
We have always regarded grati
tude as a feeling which is hardly
susceptible of being taught to any
one. A lecture on gratitude, to
whomsoever addressed, instead of
awakening that emotion, is very apt
to engender a feeling of indignation
and hatred. People never like to
be told tobe grateful. And it isof
no use to tellithem. If it is not
natural to a boul to appreciate te
good nature of other. it can never
be taught such appreciation.
And now comes Alexis, the son
of the Emperor of all the Russias,
to New York. He is a son-the
third - of the present Emperor
Alexander II, and was borne on the
2d of January, 1850, and hence is
in his twenty-second year.
He comes of a famous family
famous not only for their military
power and glory, but for their cul
ture of the arts and mechanics in
such a degree as to raise the Rus
sian Empire to its present high
condition in civil and military
His father, Alexander the II, was
born in the reign of his uncle,
Alexander I, on April 29,1818, and
succeeded his father, Nicholas I, on
March 2d, 1855. The first years of
his reign was somewhat turbulent,
from the fact of Russia's being then
at war with the allied powers. But
this he conducted with such firm
ness and vigor as to win the ap
plause of his estates and family,
which, until then, had been some
what at variance with him, and
finally, when peace was declared,
with their earnest support, was
enabled to undertake vigorous meas
ures to place the national finances
on a firmer basis, and reduce the
army to the lowest limits compatible
with the dignity and safety of the
Empire. He fully succeeded, and
emboldened by the efforts of these
reforms, was induced to the eman
cipation of 23,000,000 human beings
from the bondage of serfdom on
the 3d of March, 1861. This, in
consideration of the previously con
ceived idea of Russian sovereignty
among themselves, and as conflict
ing with all ideas of tradition and
government, may be considered the
great act of his reign.
In 1841, April the 28th, the Em
peror Alexander II married Maria
Alexandrovna, Princess of Hesse,
by whom he had a large family.
The Grand Duke Alexander, born
March 10, 1842, and heir-apparent
to the throne ; the Grahd Duke
Vladimir, born April 2, 1837, and
thirdly, the :rand Duke Alexis,
who now proposes to visit the Uni
ted States. Besides these are the
Grand Duchess Maria, the Grand
Duke Sergius, and the Grand Duke
Paul, the last born October 3, 1870.
The Grand Duke Alexis is des
cribed as peculiarly bright, hand
some and engaging, taking a par
ticular interest. in his profession,
that of a sailor, and now bearing
the earned rank of Captain of the
He is also described as having
seen some of the world before his
advent into these parts, having
traveled over a greater part of Eu
rope and Asia, besides being en
gaged in several matters of skill and
diplomacy, which would seem to
already stamp him as a worth des
cendant of the great Peter.
.He adds to his other accomplish
ments, it is said, that of beinglearn
ed in mcience and a most proficient
linguist. The last important event
in his career, previous to his de
parture for New York, was a visit,
in cmpany with his father, to the
Emperor Willigm, at Berlin, during
which were supposed to have been
tranesated affairs of such serious
importance as greatly to affect the
future well being of all Europe.
This visit to America has been a
long talked of matter, setting the
New York aristocracy by the ears
for months, but of its ultimate ful
ilment, nothing was positively
known until June last, when it was
publicly made known that he would
come ; and now as he has actually
set mail from Falmouth, on the 22d
of September, it may be supposed
that these ideas will reaeh their fal
He brings arich and kingly com
pany of gentlemen with him from
his Northern home, and it may be'
well supposed 'female Agerica" is
all agog at theurne
His reception in New York will
doubties., from. the arraageauats
perfeoted in advance, be a very~
brillisat a~bir, werth Dot emly at
that city, but also of the young
man of imperial blood, who comes
to our shores on a peaceful visit,
and as the bearer of kindly greet
ings from his father, our ally and
And when New York is done
with him, the rest of J~he country
will take him up, extending a hearty
welcome without stint, and in all
sincerity.-N. 0. Times, 17th.
The light In in the light Mlace,
[From the Shreveport Bepublican.]
The State Senate, in choosing
Senator Pinchbeck as Lieutenant
Governor, became a sound inter
preter of Republican preference,
and at the same time significantly
indorsed a sound Republican.
Our readers will remember the
deep regret which spread through
the ranks of the Republican party
on the death of Mr. Lincoln, and in
the narrower sphere of State life, a
similar feeling of condolence was
felt for the loss of Lieutenant Gov
ernor Dunn. Being among the first
of his race who had been elevated
to power by the reconstruction laws
admittedly an excellent presiding
officer, said to be in person a cor
rect representative of his race, con
ciliatory in his manners, and digni
fied in his deportment, he filled the
measure of his days to almost uni
versal satisfaction.
But Providence always furnishes
its compensations, and although we
drop a tear of regret over the loss
of an able defender of republicanism,
we bid a heart's Godspeed to his
successor who isno less able, in fact
we regard the successor as the abler
man. Keen witted, intrepid, can
did, determined and loyal to his
party, no one will doubt that
Lieutenant Governor Pinchback is
prepared to do his full share of
work, meet his full share of dan
ger and contribute his proper
amount of influence in securing Re
publican supremacy.
Individual fidelity has always
been the touchstone of individual
success, and this is the secret of
Senator Pinchback's elevation over
his peers to the honorable position
which he now occupies. In the be
ginning of the war he was one of
the first to demonstrate the loyalty,
bravery and readiness of the colored
race to turn what had been a union
of oppression to a union of strength
for hunanity, and when he was
elected a member of the Senate, he
proved by his fearly utterances that
he had not forgotten the hole of the
pit from which he was dug, nor the
rock from which he was hewed.
And this individual loyalty was in
keeping with his submission to
party discipline. No sight neglect
or misrepresentation could move
him from a firm and unqualified
devotion to his people.
Whether Democrats maligned, or
false Republicans deceived; whether
he had to "light with the beasts at
Ephesus" or the thugs and plug
uglies of ward clubs, his joyful sub
mission to party discipline, his
thorough acceptance of an adminis
tration which he has as a Repub
lican helped to elect, and his manly
defense of those principles by which
the South alone can recover from
the devastation of war, master the
difficulties of reoonstructiou and
utilize its victory over an inhuman
system indicated him as the coming
man of his race.
Such a man will always attract to
him those who can be used for party
success, he will always be recognized
by such as understasil the proper
value of efficient agent.; and so it
lhas come about that political saga
city weds itself to political giants.
Party necessity finds providential
masters, the races are blended ini
the exgnisof Republican suc
ocess, and the day us not distant
when the people will indorse the
choice of the Senate in the election
of Mr. Pinchbeck and the re-elec
tion of Governor Warmoth.
-A waggish speuidthrift recesntly
wmpi, 'Five years [email protected] I was not
worth a cent ia the vadd ; now
me where I sa through my ow.
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kapubliean State Central Cmmittle of
CENTRAL Comr rsa,
New Orleans, Dec. 22, 1871.
To the Republicans of Louisiana:
The gratifying intelligence received
from all parts of the State of the
unanimous indorsement of the action
of the Senate in the recent election for
Lieutenant Governor, induces this
committee to present to you a resume
of the facts precedent thereto:
During the two campaigns of 1870
a few ambitious men, principally fed
eral officeholders, organized a bolting
faction in our ranks. Notwithstand
ing an overwhelming defeat, these di.
sentionists, determined to " rule or
ruin," industriously sought to spread
discontent by asserting that the policy
of the State administration would be
to exclude from office every colored
man, and gradually transfer the gov
ernment to the control of the Democ
racy. Unfortunately the bolters ob
tained control of the late State Central
Committee, and under their auspices
a convention was called to meet in
New Orleans in August last. It is,
perhaps, needless to recur to the out
rages then and there perpetrated.
This so-called convention met in the
federal Customhouse, outside the ju
risdiction of Louisiana; the legally
elected representatives of the people
were excluded by armed federal deputy
marshals and federal troops, and a
bogus organization effected, although
not a quorum was present until six
teen additional bogus delegates, prin
cipally federal employes, were ap
pointed, on motion of a federal office
holder, to fill the places of excluded
regularly chosen members.
These gross usurpations necepsitated
the holding of the Republican con
vention at Turner Hall, not a secret
conclave. guarded by armed sentinels,
but open and free to the whole peo
ple. The proceedings of that conven
tion were scattered broadcast, and
everywhere met the full and hearty
approbation of Republicans at home
and throughout the nation.
Coming to the next scene in this
political drama. ,.The outcry against
the State administration was vigor
ously maintained by the factionists,
but how much truth there was in the
charges of antagonism to the colored
people, and secret affiliation with the
Democracy, can best be determined
by the events of the sixth of Decem
ber. Upon both parties a practical
test of their sincerity was suddenly
and unexpectedly forced. The lament
able death of Oscar James Dunn cre
ated a vacancy in a constitutional office,
to fill which the State Senate was con
vened. The cloven foot of treason
could no longer be hidden. Their
mask of deceit and dissimulation was
ruthlessly torn away, and the bolters
evhinited in their true colors. One of
the foremost colored men of the coun
try-one exceptional devoted to his
race and advanced Republicanism
became the candidate of the party for
the vacant Lieutenant Governorship,
and received the earnest support of
the State administration, while the
Customhouse faction, to defeat him,
and further their secret aim to irrevo
cably dividb the B ublican party,
boldly entered into league with the
Democrats, who, true to their pro
scriptive prejudices, exacted (the only
qualifiathion they demanded) that
their candidate should be a hiteasan/~
The treditions sad pksaforms of the
Republican party of Louisianm pledged
its adherents to " an equal dietibu
tion among white and colored alike of
all offies."
This the bolters deliberately ig
nored, thereby betraying the claims
of ninety thousand Republican voters,
and exhibiting a treachery unparal
leled in the history of political organi
sations. The Customhouse faction
even resorted to threats to intimidate
Senators, as in the eane of Senator
Butler, of Plaquemines perish. The
fedmsl Marshal, S~B. Packard, as
serted to him that the State would be
put under martial law if the coalition
of which he is a leader idnot win in
the contest. How abased they feel at
the fruitless results of all their treads
erous and nefarious plottingsuwe have
no means of judging, but &.e beat
commentary that can be -ie on this
contest of Loyalty em. Thueaso s MoOS
tained in the votatwbich a to the
Dygmbliesa party a glouioe viekrsy
Ie amongd to thai&Lema.
On call of the roll for election of
Lieutenant Governor the Senators re
sponded as follows, each candidate
voting for his opponent, according to
custom and courtesy:
Fos P. B. S. PransancK-Mesrs.
Barber, Butler, Campbell, Ooupland,
Gallup, Harris, Hunsakesr, Jenks,
Kelso. Lewis, Lynch, McMillen, No
land, Ragan, Swords, Twitchel, Whit
ney, Wilcox-eighteen true and stead
fast Republicans!
Fos T. V. Cour awo-Messrs. An
derson, Antoine, Blackman, Bowman,
Ikaigle, PFuh, Herwig, Ithgraham,
O'Hars, Pinchbeck, Bay, Sitth, Sy
pher, Thomas, Thompbasf Todd--1ix
teen, including swees Democrats and
six Custpmhouse employee!
Republicans I if these men, on an
occasion of comparatively inferior im
portance, can so vilely betray your
party and its solemn pledges, will you
trust thenn the great crisis of 1872,
when your liberties-aye, even your
liver-ore staked upon the issue of the
struggle? Fortunatey, the victory
of the sixth of Decemiber positively
demonstrates that the Republican par
ty can carry Louisiana against the
Customhouse faction and Democray
One particular point it is desirable
should be made clear. Tae whole po
litical capital of the bolters is founded
on wanton mendacity. Assuming, by
virtue of occupancy of federal posi
tions, to be the direct representatives
of the national administration, they
have, with a persistency equaled only
by its falsity, endeavored to instill in
the public mind a belief that the State
administration is antagonistic thereto.
This is not true. The Republican
party, of which this committee is the
head, and to which the State ofcials
give allegiance, will, under all circum
stances, stand firm and true with the
national Republican organization, and
guarantee Louisiana for Grant if it is
the expressed desire of the party, in
convention assembled, that he be re
elected to the Presidency.
Finally, your State Central Com
mittee regard the action of the mem
bers of the Senate, in extra session.
convened on the sixth of December,
1871, in giving full recognition to the
claims of the colored people, of such
importance as to justify the declara
tion that our party has again been
consolidated, and that with measures
of retrenchment and reform in all
branches of the government which the
party proposes to carry out, and your
earnest co-operation with this com
mittee, defeat in 1872 is an utter im
possibility. Let there be no compro
mise with treason, but, with the watch
word, " Eternal vigilance is the price
of liberty," emblazoned on your ban
ners, press on to a glorious triumph
that will overtop in benefits to human
ity even those past victories which
have rendered our beloved Louisiana
truly " the land of the free!"
President-P. B. S. Pinchbeck.
Recording Secretary-William V`gers.
Corresponding Secretary-J, W. Fair
For the State at large-Edward But
ler, of Plaquemines; S. S. Sehmidt,
of Orleans; Thompson Coakley, of
Rapides; Albert Gantt, of &t Landry;
John Parsons, ef Orieans; A. W.'
Smyth, of Orleans; H. Baby, of Natch
itoches; G. Y. Kelso, of Rapides; DN
vid iYoungs of Concordia; F. 3. Her
ron, of Orleans.
First Congressional District-Hugh
3. Campbell, H. Mahoney.
Second Congressional DisritA.
SBarber, James L Belden.
Third Canaresional Disstrih-Thos.
H. Noland, George Washington.
Fourth Conpressi~ual Diatriet-LE
W. Dewees, Raford Bluntk
Fifth Congressional District-A. W.
Faulkner, A. B. Harris.
A trmeecopy:
'gPhiladelpliis is going to have
another otatnte of W~asagton, to
be placed in Fairmoual~amrk. The
projeet is in the hands of the Smnior
and Junioir Order of Aueaselaa MW
cabnies.. Plans havebem. propemed
sad a contract uaIaed, wh~ic pro
vides that the worknbmllbe cope
'ted loneyeaw. Thesaatate wilB be
dtbmos., hluhte n .16, neil
ingupomaspekeethl of Quieyor h
Sure+ m mos sumo * u 1 yr
On. TW 7 12 U.
Two 7 9 I13 50 18
Three 9 1210 s Ns
Four 15 16 35 71 "
Five . 90 s3 4W' $
Six 34 42 140 0
IColumn. 45 0 110 175
Trandent adverseementa, $1PR pe
squn test iuserio; each sbeus
insertion, 75 aents, ah st rt
All busneeas duees d ad esths
to be aharged twenty oeots per U s each
JOB Pamme executed with seabee
and dipatch.
" W Oed =ed tn is.sdt.MuW
with prevan fshie..s
Funeral Noticeaiat oun shortest no
tice and with qui*e dispateh.
ýdeeo g sdcsto an
who may wish oo eeuoa sipees.
PRO oi54i 4L.
LAW ormsn,
26 St. (barlma Street 26
New O(lean.
Prompt atteltiomt given to eM!
business in the several eourt .I to
A. F. FIELD & Dill? NYgSE,
No. 9 Commercial PIFe, 2nd Floor,
New Urleanas.
AirStriict Attention to all Civil and
Criminal business in the State and United
States CMart.
orncI, No. 120 commoW ean.
New Orleans, New York, Liverpool
London, Havre, Paris, or
Bremen, at the option
of the insured.
A. CARRIERE, Vice-President
J. P. Roux, Secretary.
OF THZ crTr or :Z YOUE
Geo. W. 8mit. Vice Pont 9. Hues
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