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e-TH3 AUISIANIAN, OW*ED,1
EDITED AND MANAGED BY COILR
ED MN , I8 PUUISE=D EVERY
? AY 4"ND SUNDAY MORN
INGS AT 114 CABONDELET STREET
NEW ORLEANS LA.
in. G. BROWN, Editor aid Pablimler,
OUR AGENMT.
MISSISSIPPI : - Daniel E. Young,
Grenville.
LOUISIANA :-John A. Washington,
Blaok Hawk, Concordia Parish; Hon. G.
Y. Kelso, Alexandria; Antoine & Sterrett,
Shreveport, A. C. Ruth, Carroll Parish.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA :-James
A. D.Green, Washington City.
ILLINOIS :-Lewis B. White, Chicago.
R1'TUCKY:-Dr. R. A. Green, Louis
ville.
Mn. GEO. E. PAnts is our special
agent, and is authorized to solicit
subeariptions and receive payment
of bills.
THURSDAY, DEOtMBE) 28, 1871.
OUR CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT. 1872:
U. S. GRANT.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
OFFICERS.
Pam'r-P. B. S. PINCHBACK of Orleans.
RaooUDnDI Sac'r-WILLIAM VIGERS.
oaRESoPneo SrC'r-J. W. FAIRFAX.
MEMBER. L
[(OE THE STATE AT LARGE.L]
EDWARD BUTLER, of Plaquemines.
S. S. SCHMIDT, of Orleans.
THOMPSON COAKELY, of Rapides.
ALBERT GANTT, of St. Landry.
JOHN PARSON, of Orleans.
A. W. SMYTH, of Orleans.
H. RABY, of Natitoches.
JAMES McCLEERY, Caddo.
DAVID YOUNG, Concordia. t
F. J. HERRON, of Orleans.
First Congressional District-Hugh J.]
Campbell, 11. Mahoney.
Second Congressional District-A. E. I
Barber, James L. Belden. ]
Third Congressional District-Thomas
H. Noland, George Washington.
Fourth Congressional District-E. W.
Dewees, Raford Blunt
Fifth Congressional District-A. W.
F.&ulkner. A. B. Harris.f
SUB-EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. r
lion. HUGH J. CAMPBELL. ('hair
man.
Hon. P. B. S. PINCHBACK.
lion. HARRY MAHONEY.
Hon. F. J. IIERRON.
Hon. A. B. HARRIS. t
Hlon. A. E. BARBER.
ii
FINANCE COMMITTEE.
Hon. F. J. HERRON.
Hon. THOS. J. NOLAND. a
Pion. Ed. BUTLER.
lien. A. W. FAULKNER. 0
JOHN PARSONS Eaq. b
ag-The Customhouse cliques are t1
sharpening their bills preparatory to d
a lobbying expedition in the next pl
Legislature, when under the cloak te
of reform they may get through bills al
for State aid. We are much afraid
the Assembly wont see it. Assault
ing every colored man who has ob- it
tained a prominent position and ~
using personalities against gil their
opponents, they have simply shown,
beforehand, the spirit of "a white
man's government" and the massesw
of colored men already know them b
by this very thing.w
ci
DerPrince Gortachakoff, the Rus-'c
Sial, Chanc~llor, has peremptorily cr
recalled Minister Catacasy who so ci
far comproloised his relations with h<
P~resident Gi'snt, as to render him- ol
self, in the Prheident's estimation,
unworthy of 1further official recog- ca
nition. "T'ie &sC 0 lr1o teo
Russian legation f. BoarisiDansas, j,
has b&en placed in ,charge until the IhE
arrival of the retiring Minister's t
successor. 'sat
aWWe Jiad th4 pleasure yester
day of aweloom sto from our in- ac
telligent and e ergetic eontempo~- o'
rary of the. Pa .lt4.#aville Che,. L. di
E. Bentley, E ., raia b of' Eo1b.
Emerson Be ev ofthe Ati*GpVAi 1
Regaiser. is gentleman is onie of tlh
the young t members of our House 33
of Repre ntatives, but a ameand Be- be4
publics and an earnest advocate hi
. of hu rights. a
M.J Keuner has resigned the posi-1 t
tio he held in the Customhouse. cc
CO D* TO HIS SENSES.
TY The appearance of the National
K- Repsdlat yesterday morning, with
T a letter over the signature of Speak
er Carter set at rest a matter that
as for some time agitated many
r, minds. It has officially settled the
* editorship of that paper. The cir
cumstances under which the revela
tion has been made, it is true, are
of that character that perhaps de
g prive it of much of its value, yet
disinclined to "look a gift horse in
; the mouth," we will merely say on
e, this point that the Colonel has very
adroitly made a virtue of necessity
a in the mode of the declaration.
We transfer to our columns the
card of Mr. Carter with reference
s- to the recent publication in his pa
per of a string of the basest fabri
cations, the vilest and most scanda
l lons reports against a number of
it gentlemen, and believe that thetho
t rough repudiation of all knowledge
of, or sympathy with, the calumnia
tore and their calumnies will be
satisfactory to the maligned parties.
Hereafter, we presume that the re
collection of direct responsibility for
such utterances will have the effect
of securing for this paper that su
pervision of the matter 'intended
for its columns which it has not
hitherto enjoyed.
We have repeatedly had to com
plain of the reckless and unscrupu
loui manner in which the charac
ters and reputations of men were
wantonly assailed by the writers for
this paper, we, early in its career,
drew attention to the character it
had assumed, and experience justi
fled and confirmed our views.
A band of disaffected, ill-informed
men, availing themselves of the se
curity of darkness, and shielded
from all possibility of detection or
harm in consequence of the neces
sary intervention of another, have
been permitted to riot in the indul
gence of their malignant purposes
and defame and libel to an extent
they would not have dared to at
tempt if it were known they were
the authors. Impunity emboldened
them to more daring attempts, until
at length we find this horde of vam
pires savagely ransacking the graves
of the past for aliment. Like all s
such outrageous proceedings they
have pioluced their natural result.
The force of their vileness could no
further go, and it has recoiled,
necessitating an appeal to responsi
ble parties and the adoption of re
medic s commensurate with the gra
vity of the offence and the charac
ter of the offenders.
Speaker Carter acknowledges now
the responsibility of himself and his I
associates in general, but exercises ]
'it in the particular instance referred i
to for reasons which he gives. I
It may seem strange that during 1
all the days and weeks since Mr.
Carter has been said to have charge
of this paper, and its columns have
been teeming with abuse and vilifl-1m
cation' and the attention of many of I
those connected with it have been I
drawn to its conduct, it did not ap- s
pear proper for the "editor" to in- t
tervene and check the torrent of t
abuse until now.
This time they went "too far" that 5
wasall, and somebody wouldn't stand a
it, and somebody could'nt stand it, i
and so somebody "craw-fished." 17
'W'rThe Christmas season is pas- '
sing away with the observances 0
which usually characterize its cele- e
bration. The only noticeable sport ia
which seems to us to be on the in- d
crease is the perpetual and india-n
criminate discharge of every des-1
cription af pyrotechnics all over the y
city, to the great inconvenience of
hosts of citizens, and indanagering b
of the limbs and lives of many.
The press reports contain many h
causualities of this description, one
or two fataL "Benzine" too has I
been doing some work. The police IP
have made quite a number of arrests n
to prevent the rollicking about the ,P
streets which the "top heavy" ones
were inclined to indulge in.
Unhappily, the pistol has been re
sorted to in several instances, two I
or three lives having been sacrifleed S
during the week. i
'AThe chivalry up aketh through n
the Fag. Virtue and intelligence
must sule. Who ever heard of .any
body. but our "oldest and best"
having asay virtue or intelligeuce, S
aeorlo tbe emocrate As the
find them allies in their editorkhllI
'columns. tp
A PIN HERE.
al We r er that aironmstances
sh should foree the necessity on us to
r- so statedly defend the attitude of our
At paper and the position of some of
y our friends. But to remain silent
ie under the malicious attacks of ad
r- versaries might seem to lend the
I- air of acknowledgment of the acon
,e sations. It is well known that since
- our paper has been in existence we
At have been a consistent supporter of
n President Grant, and his Adminis
n tration. We were among the first
y to hoist his name for President in
y 1872. Lieutenant Governor pinch
back (sepior proprietor of our
e paper) introduced in the Southern
e States Convention of colored men,
L a set of resolutions, eulogizing and
i- endorsing President Grant, and
- they were passed. And upon every
g appropriate occasion he has been
an outspoken Grant man, and yet
e we find the National Republican, a
paper claiming to be the especial
e champion of the National adminis
L tration, and the organ of President
.. Grant, started with, and supported
r by federal patronage, continually
t making the meanest, most con
temptible attacks on Lieutenant
j Governor Pinchback.
t It might serve a useful purpose if
some friend of the President's in
- Wasbington would exhibit to His
- Excellency, some specimens of that
- vile sheet that he may know the
a course of this "organ."
r We want also to prognosticate
, that while this faction may *unite
t with the Democracy to defeat Re
- publicans, they never can enjoy,
even the small compensation of
I securing the vote of the Democracy
- of Louisiana for Grant in 1872.
iiThe Fags saw dangling be
fore them like the ancient fox, the
luscious position of Lieutenant
Governor, which they would enjoy.
So they acquiesced in the call for 1
the Senate, by which means they
hoped to obtain it. But finding it
beyond their reach they exclaim
the position is not worth the having
and straightway fornd out, after
the election, that the Senate was
unconstitutionally called-that the I
election was bogus and the Lieu
tenant Governor noon est. An an- i
cient dog with a bone in his mouth
seeing the reflection in the brook of
himself " loosed his grip " on the
bone in his own jaws, to grab the I
shadow, and "lost his hold " for- I
ever. t
&W' The Rapides Ga:i-tte has E
changed editors. Its last issue an- i
neunces the name of T. J. Compton, c
Esq., as its future editor. Mr. C. I
is well and favorably known to the a
fraternity and newspaper readers, c
but had lately withdrawn from this F
sphere On again returning to an c
old field he says: r
"Ill heath, hard times and other I
reasons compelling him to give up '
his ordinary oecupation of a Planter, l
he takes up again his occasional one
as Editor. A life-long Whig of I
the old line, and bitterly opposed ft
to secession as long as opposition 0
could be shown, it seems more con- g
sistent to him to join now a new d
and progressive party, although he P
may not approve of some of its S
policy and proceedings, than an old n
one which he always opposed, and 0
which according to the outspoken 81
opinion of some of its former warm- al
eat adherents is now either dead or 0
in a dying condition, not to say "
dead and rotten, as one of its pro- el
minent Editors not a thousand ii
miles from here pronounced it eight Ci
years ago. It is not his purpose
q wish however to engage in, or o:
bring on a political discussion, but g
merely to say as an editor, what he U
has already long since said as a d
urivate citizen that he is a Con
jervative memnber of the Republican b
party, believing that in the conti- '(
nuance of power of that party, the ti
peace and prosperity of the country
depends." h
alirMembers of the Senate and 6
House of Bepressetatives of our
State Legislature, are daily arriving IE
in the city and wear an aspect of
health and energy which we are
much gratified to observe. d
W'W.e repeat that he who uses
viliflcation has no other argument is
'at his comammad
,a O0ie ohe 1agyean teach thp
public ho (Aiymalhiool books at 4
loss and sielf then at a nice hl* ni
.profit
eontaytar a. W.
Prannis Eaq., of the Teorwbonne
s Ptrif in p(ticing our first yolume
o anniversary, pays us a compliment
ir which emanating from so thoroughly
>f penetrating and sagacious an ob
it server, we highly appreciate.
1- "Tl~o Semi-weekly Louisianian
e closed' its first volume of usefulness
. on Saturday, the 16th int. This
journal is among the ablest edited
in the State. The great benet it
e has caused to the Republican party
)f in this State is evident, for go
3 where you wilt, in every household,
it church and cabin, and there will be
found the Louisianian, the ex
n pounder of true and honest prin
ciples of Republicanism."
r
n The Daily' State Journal, of De
t, cember 20th, :ontains the following
I pithy allusion to a question of the
i hour. It says: -
y "The question of admitting Utah
as a State, to- extirpate polygamy,
is attracting attention is as well as
out of Congress.' If Utah has the
a necessary pulation she ought to
be admi at once, without refer
- ence to polygamy, and if polygamy
t is an offence against the common
and statute law of the land, it mast
be crushed out without being con
9 sidered as part of the subject of ad
- mitting a territory to the Union as
t a State. There is no necessity of
compromising with what is right to
get rid of a wrong. The admis
f sion of Stated.must not be involved
1 with remedies for the immortalities
g of a population.
SHALL THE REPUBLICAN
PARTY BE DISRUPTED?
There is no doubt whatever that
the strength and independence dis
played by the Republican organiza
tion, saved the Unio , from dissolu
tion, and frustrated the efforts of
traitors to destroy the Government.
In the mighty struggle to accom
plish these ,results, it was not pos
sible to escape a certain amount of
wrong, and equally true is it, that
even the effect of victory over the
enemies of the country, has left cer
tain stains on the victors which it
was not possible for them to escape.
We have of course accumulated a
certain almount of dirty linen in the
work of crushing the, rebellion,
which could not be prevented, but
does it become Republicans to ask
that these foul garments, which are
not of our own making, be washed
in public, exposed and given to the
common gossip, in the person of
disappointed politicians, who, only
a few years ago, quibbled and petti
fogged to secure the escape of the t
meanest and biggest rascal that
treason had drawn to its folds. The
Republican party is too sacred and 1
essential in its operation for popular
welfare, to be made the sport of
demagogues of any grade of abilit-.
Under no circumstances must we
allow that organization to be dis
graced. If it has shortcomings, the t
people in their own good time will
correct them. If bad men in its a
ranks holding the offices at its dis
posal are guilty of crimes, that does:
not affect the sacred principles it up
holds or lessen the necessity of keep.. ,s
ing it in power. There are taws to
punish crime. Let them be en
forced; and this can be done with
out impairing the strength of our
great party. But the case is a very
different one, to allow a few disap- o
pointed men of the Trumbull and 2
Schurz school, to disrupt an organ
ization which tbey find they cannot hi
control, merely to gratify a personal
spite. An ambitious man is always
spiteful when he sees he has no
chanc~e of fair success; a reckless t
man having committed one grave
error, is always rash enough to rush
into other extremes. This is pro-w
cisely the condition of TrumbulL
Had he supported the impeachment"
of Johnson, and not allowed that -
great criminal to escape punishment, 1
the civil service would be pure to- ?*
day; as the corruption therein from at
which we suffer has been entailed iE
by the men who were corrupted to 3
connive at the escape of the apos- **
tate and traitor Johnson. at
The Republican party has never
hesitated to pursue and punish 1
crime. It does it in its own good
time, but it will not do it that thoseN
who are plotting .for its overthrow *
may succeed not in dragging rascals w
to justice, but in pulling its organ- t
ization to pieces. That party it not
dependent on men, on who, are t=
called its statesmenA for success, as $
much as those men are dependent he
on it for honoir dad prominence. It (
is the koneqd e t intcmas who to
support it sal make it strong; an(
thes will .ane it of" whatever
wrong or foglgpe it .onspa, h
result of whe wp1 suph
ebqmes of mway of them wbosiua
now anticipating its destruction. D
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The mestsg of the Second Ward Club,
in the e Asea ea asto'street, between
[t Carondelet and Baroane, was largely at
ly tended. A band of music performed a
b- spirited part of the proceedings, and the
ring soon beesme enthuasastle.
The president having called the meeting
tn to order, the minutes were read, which al
as laded to an interview between a committee
11 of the club and Lieutesant Governor Pinch
,d back, atarhich he confessed himself "will
t ing to do everything in his power to harmo
nize the discordant elements of the party."
The misates having been approved, the
O routine business of the club was concluded
( and Lieutenant Governor Pinchback was
)e introduced as the orator of the evening.
[- After saying that he scarcely knew why
i- he was invited there to speak. unless it was
to define bis position, and as it was lately
the habit of everybody, especially govern
ment officials, to "rise to explain," it might
be that he was expected to do the same
g thing. Mr. Pinchbeck then went into the
1e subject with a vim that was frequently met
by symptoms of a hearty good will.
He appeared before the meeting as Lien
I tenant Governor. Every other office he
9, had sought. When be had tried to get a
ts position, he went for It "like the mischief;"
1e but, said he, "this one I did not seek. It
was thought best by Republicans, after the
death of Lieutenant Governor Dunn, to
elect a colored man to fill that place. Re
publicans designated me." He went on to
n say that "a heavy fight" was the conse
quence. He then flattered himself that the
t opposition which arose was due more to
[- the fact that be was known to be friendly
1s to Governor Warmoth than to shortcom
)f lags of his own or say personal animosity
p to himself. Time has developed that such
p was not the case." There is in the Re
d publican party of this State a Send in
human shape, a political Ishmael, "his
hand against every man, every man's hand
against his," who had sought to destroy
L the Republican party. This man had in
v public speeches declared that virtue and
intelligence only should rule. "Need I
state," said the speaker. "what that means!"
It meant the old order of things. It meant
the Democracy, the landed aristocracy, the
old peoplk-that is what it meant. This
man was lately a self-constituted champion
of the President. At one time he called
such men as Pinchback, Quinn, Barrett,
f and Butler, gentlemen, and affiliated with
them; noer he calls them rats (laughter),
gamblers, thieves. "I speak particularly to
- the colored people, because I know they
have been played upon. I am also charged
by this man and his set of plotting witEthe
Governor for the overthrow of the Repub.
t lican party. A man who, in the convention
e of 1868, stood up boldly for the rights of his
people, for their rights in the schools, who,
subsequently in the Senate, battled, at the
t risk of his life, when assassins were prowl
ing the streets, for the same rights; a man
who bade goodby to his wife and family
when he left in the morning, expecting
never to see them again on earth, and one
who, as he passed by in the street, heard his
own name muttered through clenched teeth,
"There goes Pinebback, the son of a--."
Can the Republicanism of a man like this
be questioned at this late day ?" [Cries of
no, no.]
In the Customhouse building there were
collected what constitutes the fag end of the
Republican party, and of everything else; a
set of renegades from all other parties. A v
few black men, he was ashamed to say it, c
were among them, insensible as they were t
to the degradation of their own race. They ,
were collected from all quarters, and came a
from every direction. Where were they °
when it cost something to be a Repub- I
lican, when it involved some risk ? a
But now, now when "we have made it l4
possible for them to come here and hold of
fice," they came and asked who were the
genuine Republicans, after the battle had v
been fought, the victory won. [Laughter.]
"At this time, this very hour, if they could p
get a hundred colored men to support them
would hand in my resignation." It was "
true that, in the distribution of political
patronage, on a political triumph. he wanted 0
his share. Men in different capacities in life ti
were wanted and paid for, rewarded for o
doing what was required. If one wanted a
political success politicians were needed for
whom there must be some induocement, just
as if one wanted a house builth wonuld
seek out a builder or a carpenter, contract
with and pay him. [Cries of "That's so."] j
In the respect of claiming legitimate dues
in the interest of his party he expected re
muneration, and had been fully com-w
peusated, but only to what he was entitled
on adischrg of his duties. "And here! I
am arragu that I have made money. ol
I have. But it has been made honesti and
in a way of which no man nbe b
ashamed." And was he the only onef
He would look on the other side. If I
am informed correctly, Postmaster Lowell a
on his arrival from Caddo hadn't enough a
When he (the speaker) first saw him, his
clothes looked rather seedy-it may not
have shown that he was poor, he hlidn't p
know-but they lcoked very much like his
own when he didn't have a second suit to
put on. [Iaughter.) And here was another nj
gentleman- I mean the man who weut onto w
Washington to take Mr. Lougatreet's place
(Igaam). I knew when he called upon
teGvernor for personal aid to save his di
wife and children .fromn starvation. The tI
Governor interceded at the City Hall and m
me rprynow than I do. You can go
down and look astthe book of the recorder
of conveyances and see. You will find me,
IS is true, the owner of a little old lot on fa
Derbigny street-a homestead, where I lIve
-but that's all. And yet these werte the
men who said " Down with corruption!
[Laughter.] There was still another of the C
set-a getean who gcoee about and says, s,
"Pinchbaks sold out.' He walked about
the streete aslfbecowned thetowu; hewas rt
one of his race who sold their birthright, -
like Esan (Tucker). He could go over the it
whole set, but [cries of.'"Show 'em up!"]
they must be satisfied with the lot by
wasee done next? A ~prwas i
started called the National 6eullcen. ci
Nobody writes for it. Luhe Youo
to the editor in-chief an aDdon writ
that article? No. Who did Ibelleve it hi
must be Mr. So-and-so. You go to Mr. So.
and-mo and say, Did o.write that astlele? U)
No. I did not. [Lshs. Whe did? I
really can't tell, utIhikit must be So- o
and-so, and so on. The seatiments of the
paper were characteristic of the crowd of
whinch It was the spokesman. The speaker
then alluded to enether party, and, being
Interrupted with cries for his nameaidbl1
the meigwould know him by the pr
trait he de'It would be a hife'slse pac
tore. Insps lgoftthecaetbgrSh
when he said some thasaais ap t.n
weas u s hor It was either
take them or take Old Mas'r, sd that
wol ntbp weal a sell iC
wer worse tlisa
Demiocrats 1lu88, In every Instances Car-..
pat-baggers. He was sot .opossd, but ID
heites$ the alght haul of to all
who See t» enetribue I. ii o a all.
WI w N4 raste bs ho would
,b, welesme these who eeUnhthem. But
b rleba a sble plnlon
o- bleak tpetrbpasggrs. He was compelled
to bring them in for they had come here,
a and at this late ay attemped to arraign
he him for his own s t Did they
want to tell him that they, w in 1868, in
days of danger, were nowhere to be seen,
if could now came here and tell those who re
a. mained eseadfast in those days to stand
es back 1 could now come in and "ran away
with the laurels t" There was not a corner
h. in the State where he was not known, and
I1- where his actions had not been scanned.
,. One could scarcely find a colored man in
the Sbate who did s' knew Piaebbaek, and
also the true question. Even now they
come in, and shaking him by the hand, say:
d "I wan't fightin' yoe, I was only fightin'
s the Governor, never did fight you."
(ngtitr.J
Thh speaker detailed his experience of
iy Shreveport, an Intensely Democratic town.
M where at was as much as a man's life was
worth once to talk Republican sentiments.
After in gone there and made his speech,
a which 7as attended by men of both parties,
t the old white people ceauslted among them
a selves, and said, "How in the name of com
mon sense did we stand there and listen to
me that man I" He would tell them why, be
et cause it was the tratl£ He was not a Re
publican for the ofoe; he was for the make
_ of the people, the poor people, his wife and
children. He told them that in all the fe
1E ture campaigns he would support the man
a who received the nomlnation, to insure the
sucees of the party. What did the meet
lag suppose would have become of them ten
yearh ago at such a meetings He wouldn't
accept nobody white or black. The probe
o ility was that they would all have made a
. beautiful lot of soarecrows, and that some
of them would have ornamented the lamp
a posts. What would become of us now If
e- the Custombouse triumphs, if under any
e name the Republican party should be de
feated?9
He spoke of histrip to the South Carolina
y Convention, through Alabama and Georgia,
s- and he wished the meeting could have seen
what was before his eyes. He alluded to
h the difference in South Carolina when the
Republican party was defeated, the differ
once even in the street cars, where colored
a men were railed off in little coops. And the
Is railroad cars, dingy, dirty seats without
backs, backs without seats, and over them
d all, in big, starlag capitals "Freedmen,'s do.
y partment." This question had, all but the
n "sleeping car question," been settled, and
d he proposed to settle that. [Cheers.) The
finest woman in the world, with the finest
I dress, must be pot into these cribe after the
party lost in South Carolina. and things
* tent back. In his farther allusion to this
esubject, the speaker said that in case of the
e triumph of the Cuetom louse party the col
5 ored men in this State would fare worse,
a and the old set would come in. He spoke
of the late eleotion fbr Senator and the
compliment to himself, involved in th.'de
claration of the Democrats in the Legiela
b ture, who said "Put up anybody but Pinch
back; any one but him, and we will vote
for him." This he considered was sufficient
0 to recommend him. He had been so
F studious, both in his public and private
I life, that until a few days ago not a white
e man could be found who would ever ques
tion his faith to his party, to his people.
He knew in his politics neither white nor
e black, but the common interest of all. and
s would wait for time to pronounce his eulogy.
Senator A. B. Harris was next introduced,
and he proceeded to indorse heartily the
e sentiments expressed by Lieutenant Gover
nor Pinchback. He went on to say that he
came from among a people who knew of no
division in the Republican party; where
from the first he had advocated -Republican
Z ism "without fear, favor or molestation."
Going on to detail the late political history
of his parishes, he said that politics were
conducted there on the basis of the Declara
tion of Independen-e "that all men are
created free and equal."
The speaker was felicitous in his allusions
to the previous record of the Republican
party. "laying its hand on the moneyed C
aristocracy" and telling them to give way.
He spoke of the Customhouse as "the fag
end of all that is bad," and said that "hell
is paved with such Republicanism." Deo
scribing the late State convention, it was
with the greatest sorrow he saw the two
conventions. Hle had been grieved to hear n
the Governor spoken of as "going over to
the Democracy," and although he knew it
was not true, could not be true, there was t
still a misgiving. But when, in the last
meeting of the Senate, the Governor rose
straight and true as of old, and proposed
Mr. Pinchback for the position of Lieuten
ant Governor, he knew the charge was base- a
less and felt as "if he weighed a ton."
Senator Barber was next introduced, and t
after alluding to the late triumph in the
Senate, spoke of the duty of colored men. C
White men might listen or not, just as they a
pleased. In his opinion, the new movement
of the enemies of Republicanism was to end ]j
in a remodeling of the constitution, and
the taking away of the rights which col
ored men now have. Going on to speak of c
the Customhouse, his mention of the names
of Casey, Packard, and others, was greeted
with hisses. But he did not believe there
was a real division of the party: it was
what the Custembouse tried hard to bring
about without much mno'eas. It might be
asked, who were the Customhouse partyI
Their names were Lowell, Casey, Packard,
Plikin and Carter. Such was their entire
strength. Take those men away, and oi
whom have von left?
Be spoke of the reform movement in the
revqcation of the printing contracte, and
of the numbers of editors who came from II
all directions of the State, maying that they C
only ran their papers in the wavte did
because they were afraid their prnigwar-G
rants would not go through. Teme were II
all taken away from the Customhouse party,
and they had only left those four'nae w
"In mo tar as the Leglalature i. concerned," et
maid he, "the contest will soon be overw
there, I think."
Thomas W. Conway, Superintendent of 0'
Public Education, was nextintrodnced,and at(
on referring to matter. alreadd touched fe
upon. lmandle4 Mr. W. H. Toy in a manner er
which highly entertained the meeting.
The remark. of Judge II. C. Dibble were a
delivered In the graceful style peculiar with
that gentleman, and highl, edified the
meeting, _________ to
th
iP-A contemporary jq facetious-ai
1l' satirical on Vice President Col- ja
fax ;it say :
"Vice-President Colfax has re
considered his resolution to retire
to private life. Washington cor
respondents, who know everything, C*
inform the country that the sweetly -w
smiling Vice-Presidenlt feels much ci
improved in health, and at the M
earnest solicitation of his dear b(
mother and other friends, will allow of
his name once more to go before it.
the pieople as a candidate for the hi
office he now so gracefully fills." ne
__________to
Mnrs.-There is no situation in m
life so high that does not owe its gi
slightest enjoynmnts to feelings with it
which mind is connected; there is nll
none so low which may~not be dc
cheered and refined from the same p4
souree. Independent of wordly eon- lii
sideratiops, mentll iursuita invrin- 18
ably bestott a rich rewar~d on their te8
, fa~tgtb(Mlit ttendsdton go
imeir c#ol.ysfldon " te I7o b-ar o 3'r
livion at leat ofI 2lfk u eares, ne
in the abstraction they require. fom
A The
ild -
let
l [From the h4licisa Replaa
re, In another part of ourPam
an publish wiat purports to be a
in for a meeting of the E:
n, Committee of this parish. It
o delightful at this dull measonto
or in print anything so refreshing
j this no tice. It is pertinent to
i quire how this carrion hes
ey committee:? When, how, and
whom was it elected? Not
any call of the old and legal
of mittee, because the chairmanc a
a nothing about it. Not by any
ti call, for it is in violation of eve,
s. principle of right, logic or 3
i. Not by the people, for the
1 knew nothing of it, or have c
ever known. Not by any
d representatives, for there was s
election of delegates, no elc
e and no clubs were organized,
s The facts are these: A few as
a. already dead to their own Pi
without the slightest hope of fates
success before the people, wick
, respectability, without educa*
e- without brains, totally deficientiu
a every element for which the peope
a look as essential requisites in thefr
leaders, without the knowledge of
the people, elected themselves as
w Executive Committee.
t This so-called committee, this at
02 tempted swindle of the peoples
a rights, have repeatedly tried to get
et up meetings, and have singa
failed. They are now up to their
is old tricks, and the call above it.
. ferred to proposes to ostracise el
e oust any respectable gentlea
1s whose name has been borro,,
by this swindle provided he wil
not lend his co-operation to the
t aborted iniquity.
ce As a matter of course, this schema
will also fail ; the men who play thi
r leading parts have no influence, and
d people are not to be deluded by that
1; ilk. The Republican party has alway
Shad these bolters, back-sliders, and
Soffice-hunters within its ranks, who
have never had decency or penetra
tion enough to know that their room
a was better than their company.
One of the leading acts of the
° above-mentioned abortion was that
of obtaining resolutions, already
I drawn, from the city of New Orleans,
and passing them by an imaginary
meetthg, which in reality never took
place, and having them publishedin
a paper two hundred miles awavand
leading the people to believe tha
they were bona fide resolutions
It matters but little what this so
called committee do, their action
amounts to naught, and so long as
this paper is published the people
can rest assured that there remains
a sentinel on the watch-tower of
liberty who will not neglect its duty.
Of course no one will attend the
call.
[From the National Republican.
TO THE P BLIC.
There appeared in the editorial columns
of thne "National Republican " of Seamy
morning last several paragraphs centainifl'
references to and animadversiofls uponl
Meuassn. Barber, Barrett, Butkr. B9il,
Cockrenn, Carr, Dewees, Dean. Ihhle.l
Gerodias. Hernandez, Lemarie, Nem
Harris and Pinch beck These
were not submitted either to rae oramy
editorial associates, but in my abeenc and
without my knowledge, reached the so
position room, and were inserted~ I am
not conversant with any of the natktes >
ferred to in the paragraphs in qus~n
and, besides, some of the referenets' ar
offensive because of their perifnftl chil"
acter, and in that they improperly iflt*r
meddle in the private afairs of the parties
named. For each of tine above reaoniiSi
said matters had been broniht to my A
tention, I would have excluded then fron
the columns of the paper.
So much I deem itnecesar thaY
should state to the public. not only if
justice to the gentlemen referrelI to, bO:
ales to myself and editorial asoot
GEO). W. CABTEB.
Editor National Republies
G*reeley hits the nail on the hea
when he says : "It is strange how
closely the men read the papm
We never say anything that ant'
body dont't like but we soon he'?
of it, and everybody tells us about
it. If, however, once ina while we
happen to say a good thig, a
never hear of that-nobody seed
to notice that. We may pay soWO
man a hundred compliments Oand
give him a dozen puffs, and he tAo&e
it as a tribute to his greatne.s, f
never thinks of it-never thinks i'
does him any good. But ifwe ha
pen to say anything this znan don'
like, or something that he unmagi
is a reflection on laim or his char
ter, see how qaick he flares up
gets mad aboat it. Ill our evl
are duly charged to us, but we
never, apparently', get any credi.
for what good we do."

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