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VOLUMIE 2. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1871. Ile LOlisiaDaIaM . 'i:, ,rlr y wel Stndays. 1: C O,.NDELET srREET, \ W Ot:LEANs LA. pgOPzal PPO3MB. i . 'IN('HACK, ORLE.ANs' , .NTINE. CAIo, .,, K. KL.), LIEruES. nt. Gt. RlOWN,---Editor. -i l Li..i OF 'tuiý~(cRIPTION: I,- " . .. . ... .... ... . (. 0) . ..... ...... 1 50 a r.. ...... .......... 1 50 PRIO~PECTUS CF THE I:. l, :vr to establish another r;.", ...i;al in New Orleans, t. , ·,.. of the LorISIANTL , S n'ec essity which has I..,.. _: ..: ,i ,mitimes painfully f In the transition state " ~. in their strugglingefforts t.h:.t 1,,-itin in the Body ": ,' -,v ., i.(ve to be their r. I".:r. :i;.t much infor L.i. . 'iI .. ,encouragement, I -lr r,,,,f havc len lost, in . .,' the lack of a medium, h :i tlhusedeficiencies might 1 I. We shall strive to make : '.r \' ;t d, s, tum in these POLICY. :.tto indicates, the Lor L - ll be " i r, i,'icm at ,ll . . the .'curity and enjoy . : ' ,rd, , i.i lil,berty, the abso S' f ;lU mn I,.fore the law, ili..r!id. di.trib1ii,n of hlion i !,,.tr". ..:ge to ,:11 who merit la f allying animosities, of t. . il memory of the bitter " :ting liharmony and union S I,;-s and between all in :- ' -hll a;dvocate the removal 1.. di ailii:°s .foster kind " i ,,r,,nce, where maligui.'f r, :ut re.igned, and seek for l tice where wrong and S' ilel. Thus united in jI j ct. we shall conserve -t±, elevate our noble . i:nle position amon ,, te development . .; " urces, and secure "f the mighty changes v ,L]:1 condition of the (',untry. i .:t there can be h1o true ':'~ 'npremaey of law, :trict and undiscrimi .-:ration of justice. T .\XATION. ,rit thie doctrine of an .i.n of taxation among . td collection of the .":.v: in the expendi :LL..y;I with the exigen ": 's,,,,r Colulnty and the "-:,I very legitimate obliga ];bUC.ATION.. tai- n the carrying out of '::-" the act establishing ' L,:i ,cho- system, and urge ' u :'it duty the education of .. dvitdly connected with " .liht,.nment, and the seen . 'lity of a Republican FINAL. "",`i manly, independent, S ..:;"~unduct, we shall strive -""' C pI, lr, from an el)hem :. , p',urary existence, and '."up.u a Ila.sis, that if we 'tu. a,w, " we shall at all S rve " succeses. ALIIERT EYRICH, otiler and Statlioner '1 C-ŽLNL STREET. POETRY. ANOTHER YEAR. BT NORAE PERRY, IN JANtARY "OGALA.T." "Another year," she said, "another year. These roses I have watched with so much care, Have watched and tended without pain or fear, Shall bud and bloom for me exceeding fair Another year," she said, "another year." "Another year," sh ,ldw "another year, My life perhaps may bud and bloom again, May bud and bloom like these red roses here, Unlike them, tended with regret and pain Another year perhaps, another year." "Another year, ah yes, another year, When bloom my roses, all my life shall bloom; When summer comes, my summer too'll be here, And I shall cease to wander in this gloom Another year, ah yes, another year." "For ah, another year, another year, I'11 set my life in richer, stronger soil, And pru;ne the weeds away that creep too near, And watch and tend with never-ceasing toil. - Another year, ah yes, another year." Another year, alas! another year, The roses all lay withering ere their prime, Poor blighted buds, with scanty leaves and sere, Drcooling and dying long before their time - Another year, Alas ! another year, Anid h, aiiother year, another year, Low. li," the blighted dying buds, she lay. I Wh,1 e voice had prophesied without a I-ar, Whoe hand had trimmed the rose-tree da1y by day; I To blo, another year, another year. 1 NEWSPIIER BLINDER. It devolved upon a certain re porter, upon a country paper, to write for the same edition, an ac count of the presentation of a gold headeld cane to the Rev. Dr. Jones, the clergyman of the place, and a patent hog-killing and sausage mak ing machine, which had just gone into operation. When the foreman of the composing-room received the two locals, he cut them into small pieces, as usual, for distribution among the r Pe setters. A mistake must have been mnsde in numbering the "copy," for when the paper went to press, the two reports wetr mixed min ,cn a frightful manner, that the following, or something like it, was the result: "Several of Rev. Dr. Jones' friends called upon him yesterday, and after a brief conversation the unsuspi cions hog was seized by the hind legs and slid along a beam until he reached the hot water tank. His friend explained the object of their visit and presented him with a very handsome gold headed butcher who grabbed him by the tail, swung him around, slit his throat from ear to ear, and in less than a minute the carcase was in the water. Thereupon he came forward and said that there were times when the feelings over powered one, and for that reason he would not attempt to do more than thank those around him for the manner in which a huge animal was cut into fragments was simply astonishing The doctor concluded his remarks, when the machine seized himi and in less time than it takes to write it, the hog was cut into pieces and worked up into de licious sausage. The occasion will long be remembered by the doctor's friends as one of the most delight ful of their lives. The best pieces can be procured for fifteen cents a pound, and we are sure that those who have sat so long under his ministry will rejoice that he has been treated so handsomelv." The entire congregation of Dr. Jones's church stopped taking the paper immediately. -"Father, do ships make nails ?" "No my son-why do you ask ?" "Why, cos I heard our captain say that the ship had made two tacks within the last half hour." The Middle of the Year. "There is a father with twice six sons ; these sons have thirty daughters apiece, parti-colored, having one cheek white and the other black, who never saw each other's face, nor live above twenty four hours." The problem of Time is most dif ficult to solve ; all nations adopt some particular year as a chronolo gical basis. Our Christians era dates from the time when Christ was born, but was not introduced as a basis of reckon ing until the Sixth Century. Some chronologists reckon the year be fore the birth of Christ, while others compute from the actual year our Saviour was born. The Romans adopt the year, and even the day, which history assigns as the date of the foundation of Rome. A change was effected in the calendar by the two first Caesars, which was afterward slightly altered and still forms the standard for computing the length and divisions of the year. The Olympiade or Greek mode depended on chronological groups, each four years in length, and which began in commemoration cf an event connected with the Olym pic games. The Mohammedan era dates from the flight of Mohammet to Medina, and is known as the Hegira or fight. The creation of the world has been adopted as the commencement of a universal era,; but authorities do not agree as to the number of years which elapsed between that event and the birth of Christ, there being one hundred and forty dif ferent computations of this interval. The earliest calenders, as the Jew ish, the Egyptian, and the Greek, did not place the commencement of the year at this point, that is in January. It was not done till the formation of the Roman calender, usually attributed to the second king, Numa Pompillius, whose reign ended 627 B. C. Numa added two new months to the old ten, and called the first Januarius, in honor of Janus, the deity supposed to pre side over doors, who might very na turally be supposed to have some thing to do with the opening of the year. This deity was represented as a man with two faces, one looking backward and the other forward, implying that he stood between the old and the new year, with regard to both. On New Year's Day the Romans sacrificed to Janus, a cake of new sifted meal, with salt, incense, and wine, and all the mechanics began something of their art of trade; the men of letters did the same as to books, poems, etc., and the consuls, though chosen before, took the chair and entered upon their office this day. The ancient Jewish year opened with the 25th of UMarch, and in England it was not until 1752 that the first of January became the initial day of the legal year. In Scotland the change was made in 1600 by a decree of James VI. It was effected in France in 1564, and in Holland, Protestant Ger manDy and Russia in 1700, and in Sweden in 1753. According to Verstegan, this month was originally called by the Saxons, Wolf-monat, that is Wolf month, still later, the month wua called by the same people A~fler Yale, that is after Christmas; while we retain the Saxon names for the days of the week we have entirely abandoned those of the months. The institation of Christmas box es is umdoubtedly akin that of New Year's gifts, and like it has descen ded to us from the times of the an cient Romans, who at the season of the Saturnalia, practiced universal ly the custom of giving and reeeir ing presenta. The fathers of the Church de nounoed the observance ·on the grounds of pagan origin, but by omne means have the anrdit oforigi nating the practice from the name Christmas--Mass, from the Latin micto, to send. There-are various customs of bid ding adieu to the old and welcom ing the New Year, some sportive, others serious, others in which both the mirthful and serious are inter mingled. By some it is fired out, and the New Year fired in, by a dis charge of fire-arms; others open the house door at twelve o'clock, that one n; . l\t esdha other come in. At *(Mirghead, in Scotland, the evening is celebrated by burning of the " Clavie." In the island of Guernsey it used to be the practice of children, to dress up the figure of a man, parade with it, and then bury it by the seashore, or in some retired spot. The English dissenters had mid night service, and gave welcome to4 the New Year with prayer and songs of praise. Charles Lamb says of New Year's day, that no one of whatever rank can regard it with indifference. He says: "Of all sounds of all bells, most solemn aad touching, is the peal which rings out the old year. I never hear it without a gathering up of my mind to a concentration of all the images that have been diffused over the past twelve months; all I have done or suffered, performed or neglected in that regretted time, I begin to know its worth, as when a person dies. It takes a personal color; nor was it a poetical flight in a contemporary when he exclaimed: • I saw the skirts of the departing year." We will quote two of the exquisite lines upon the beautiful custom of rINVIca(; OUT THE OLD TEAR. '" Ring out. wild bells, to the wild sky The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night ; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring happy bells acr'ss the snow: The year is going, let him go: Ring out the false, ring in the true." t [From the Plaquemines Republican.] B Senator Butler Attacked by , Algerine Corsairs. I --- a '11E FIFTH DISTRICT A::D SREATOR UTTLER. c At a large and enthusiastic meet- a ing of the Algiers Radical Repub- 11 lican Club, on motion of Captain g Winm. L. Loan, tle following resolu- I tions were unanimously adopted: v "Whereas, Edward Butler, State c Senator representing this District, o was elected mainly upon the ground ji of his pledged hostility to the cor- ii rupt administration of Governor I W armoth; and whereas, his actions a in accepting a place upon the bogus ii State Committee, and in his advo- F cacy of and voting for P. B. S. t Pinchback as the successor to our t late lamented Lieutenant Governor, Oscar J. Dann, thus supporting a 1 man who, by his own confession, I uses his oficial position to further r his private fortune, and whose past course has shown how utterly uafit f he is to support the dignity of z Lieutenant Governor of a great 1 commonwealth, prove that the 1 opinions of Senator Butler have been materially changed while those of his constituents have maintained unalterable, be it Resolved, That the said Edward Butler has entirely lost the confi dence of the people of this district, and we do hereby call upon him to resign the position of State Senator be now holds. Reeolved, That the people of the perish of Plaquemines be notihed of these proceedings, and requested to endorse them, and that these re solutions be published in the Na tional Rpdublican. After speeches by Mesras. Villere, Dumont and LaTourette, the club adjourned. Theabmpemieu meeaustarts with a base mad duiurte li. Sen ,ator Butter rin no sense an anti Sadmitrtion eend~dos-e the c contrary, the eonvention that nomi nated, and the electors who voted for him, were all supporters of War moth and his administration, and so remain even unto this day. The candidates of the anti-ad ministration party were C. C. Pack ard, in Plaquemines, and one Camp, in Algiers, who in consequence re ceived a Waterloo defeat, and who both left their country for their country's good, and were left out side the Senate, for their own and that of the State. Laus DIo. But the impudence of the above resolutions is also absolutely sub lime. Three old women, and no bodies; who represent nothing, but their vile and insignificant selves, and they could represent nothing worse, if they represented Pande monium; get together in some dark chamber or five cent grocery in Al giers, and in humble imitation of the three tailors of Tooley street who commenced a proclamation with -"We, the people of England," draw up the above resolutions, cal ling upon Senator Butler to resign. . Now, Senator Butler's represen tation of Algiers, through the machi nations of these very men is little more than nominal; at the last election, if we recollect a right about seventeen hundred votes were cast in Algiers, and of which Senator Butler only received about one hundred and fifty,.... the rest being given to,....not cast for Camp, the candidate of these same men at the aforesaid election, and a min every way fit to represent them; which in a word, sums up our pro found contempt for him and them , and means more than a thousand Philippics,had Justice been reversed but by some political legerdemain, only too well understood by Packard and Company ; the result was sub stantially as stated above, and for any further information upon the subject, we refer to Captain Edge worth, who however would hardly like to be put upon oath, as to cer- 1 tain, not very harmless pleasantries .. perpetrated upon the ballot box at the police station, in Algiers, on the night of the election and which were fully exposed in the t Legislature, in the contest for Buch anan's seat therein, and which can now be proved, if necessary, by competent testimony. Now, with due reference, to the above curious facts, we say that But- c ler does not represent much in Al giers, but it is equally certain that Packard, Villiere and Dumont, do t in no sense, nor under any possible 8 circumstances, represent the people t of Algiers, and Senator Butler has 1 just reason to believe, that his action in voting for Lieutenant Governor Pinchback, meets the unqualified approval of an overwhelming major ity of the aru. people of Algiers, probably of all, except the scum and the offscourings of society and the three old women above referred to. So much for Algiers, and now for 1 Plaquemines, glorious invincible, old Plaquemines. In this parish, if we recollect maright, Butler received I over twenty-seven hundred bona-2 fide votes, and he as fully represents now the electors who cast those votes as hedid then and as far ai we are able to learn, and our sources of information are first rate; the whole of those same electors fully approve and applaud his action In voting for Pinchback, which fact will be fully demonstrated, as soon as meetings ean be called to take the nIecessaery action in the premises, but had Senator Butler voted for Coupland or any member of the Customhouse clique, he andoubted ly would have been called upon to in by his constituents in this parish, who fully approve and ratify his action at the late election, gti a full and individed support to Warmoth sad his administrtion, and are moreover fully prepared in November, 1872, to proclaim through the ballot-box, in tones thunder, their utter condemnation of the OCustomhouse clique and all who sstain them, evem bheked by U. S. Troops and Ostlin guns; for there is in this free omfry soe. thing stramgr even tha ther, to wit: the enlightened public opinion of the State which is too strong to be frightened; too pure to be mis led, and which alike condemns the Yankee Packard for his meanness and the Southron Carter for his treachery, and which will soon con sign both to that insignificance and and obscurity, from which they rose by a strange freak of fortune and to which they will be returned, by a solemn fiat of justice. SI WALTEtR S(TF'S LAST TEAllS Even now, when he has been so long at rest, and a new generation has arisen, and new fames fill the world, it is impossible to think of the tragedy of Scott's declining years without a poignant and per sonal sorrow as over the fate of a dear friend. Suddenly the misfor tune came-the enormons losses and debts-and he put the great heart and the great shoulders to the tremendous struggle. The beneficient genius that had so long gayly played only to delight the 1 fascinated world was in a moment wrestling desperately with death for honor and existence. He owed nearly six hundred thousand dol lars; and of this vase sum, by stren nous and relentless toil, breaking his heart and consuming his brain, he paid within four years consider ably more than half. Alas! he paid with his life and with his mind. The cloud fell thicker and more heavily. His wife died; everything failed but his own heroism, and the 1 love and pity of mankind. There - are glimpses in the memoirs of that time-glimpses inexpressibly sad- of the dying man in Italy, at Naples, upon the Campagna. It is only the shadow of the stalwart Scott. He site for houra gazing upon the sea; he moves restlessly about, he repeats, in a tone so mournful that the heart breaks to hear, snatches of the old, old ballads that his youth loved, and which are dear to all men who speak his language be cause he loved them. Then he comes home to die. Gentle as a child, he was unspoiled by the flat tery of a world. Through the mists of a fast fading mind looks out that true and tender manhood which is - forever memorable. "Be a good man, my dear," he whispers, to his son-in-law, Lockhart, and on a soft September afternoon, thirty-nine years ago, with all the windows wide open, and the gentle ripple of the Tweed murmuring upon the air, while his children knelt around the bed, Walter Scott died, "and his eldest son kissed and closed his In his case that prayer which we quoted of one of his successors was fuifilled - "May love and truth guide such a man always!" For of any man who ever held so large a place in the heart of his contempo raries and their children, and who had so great a power, conld it be more truly said then of Sir Walter Scott, that he was guided always by love and truth!"-Harp"r's Maga uie. Tax Rxcn A r THE PooL--What is wealth? Wealth is whatever men can realize from Natmre for their sustemnance and enjoyment. labor is what realises it. Prudence saves from it, and the savings become capital, which helps to extend and multiply the operations of labor, and thus cresates more scpiltal. The wealthy sre composed of those who have inherited propty from others those who have acequired it aesiden tally, and these who have realised it for themselves. The poor, in like manner, are eomposlmd of those who h..einherited poverty from others, thoee who have become poor by a sidma, and tohes who hve brought upo themselvesa The moat is by idissum A man will not work; he seahas no wealth; heis of work. r r h mqudr inom !ikdlumanuu tm a _ it Ihas ever bna,- ib ty.-That !omly oem d y rumm y. 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