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SooIT ME ?. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1872. NUMBER 16. ThiN'.lsy/ 1a'j S(11(y1 . t ', (.l'ooNDELET HrRErT, NR.w O,:LEANs LL. 1 AT(II\E, C'1A' V:t V KELto, RIioitt Hitt (, BROW\,---Editor. r Taxý2 ,y t" n1I:enwr'toY: !!1 . "'F . . . $3.0$ .. 3. ... : 00 i1 5 PROMP1E'Tt'M n i. I i. 1. h .r to establlish another 'urnil in New Orleans, r: of the l1r['stANLI.N, . a ne1-c ity which has ,. i ometim«', painfully r In the transition state 11 in their struggling efforts ti:.it 1t"lition in tLe Body wii hirh w' c"neeive t(, be their r" g: r:lrl that much infor - gii.Lt.iii encouragement, :1.1 r, jrmf lave been lost, in the lack of a medium, _ is ((1.h t!e, n, dcficien ies might i :. 1. W1e "shall strive to make 2 1-2 ItaI dtsk tvl':n in these POLICY. rmotto intlicates. tL1 Lou "",1bl ol he r'' Rnylarn «eal to the security and enji y vr-i..l"i ii liberty, th; al'wo e,".ah ti o tf rlnn before the law, * u 2 'irn 1 .i: ribution o` hon .1 j.:2¶':.i % to all w11:) merit : alayng nitmitesof .12 tie memory of th bitter I 2 tin;;g hlarlony and union - e " , :nli betw.,en all in ha . .ll adlvoeate the r-nioval .! 1i-lba ilities , f"..t."r kind "rh"":ranuc,. wthcre nru dignity . 1:11 It r. irriet. anti c-k for 21 i tivet' wl: ,re u oing and 1r. %tilt 1. This united in ,!I bj,"its, wc sha'' consecrve r1 -tý, (liyit- I ur noble i x;.iial. h.eiI:i. among lid" s the d -si. tpnment * .21 i.. Isonimr a, a'id . ctre it the Lm114ihty c:1Lnges V :1141 ctntt iti. 'a 'f the i t~ ('..ultry. ti tieir cn he lit1 true t thite supremevy of law, -trit anl undtiserimi ..:i-.tri.tion t.f justice. IA XATIeN. * 'io.sit tee dttetrin; of iii 12 ol'itf taxation among .eihfnl euilleetion of the * rev in the e'.peudi- c 2.2ni:Ily with the exigen ('tir Cuntry and the evers ligitimate obtliga- I -1 ii the carrying out of I .t i the act establishing 'hool system, anti urge tnt itity tihe elucation of c vi' liv connected with .tl. lt-nmnt, and the seen tv tof a Republican 1INAL. tero tulay, independent, thiiit, we shall strive air i.:iir, from an ephem- A 1 liptiti ry existenec, and u p n a hiL i s,e th a t i f w e ] m a." we shall at al -v ifuccese. LT YRICII, a LCANML STREET. "W Orlkans Louiajens. I POETRY. A WINTER SONG. BY SUSAN COOUIDE~i. Wh,"re does the Winter hide away ? My Darling asked, her eyes of blue Fixed upon mine. "Where does he stay All the long Spring and Summer through r How can he keep his i"e and snow From getting melted in the sun? I'm very glad he does, you know, There wouldn't be a bit of fun Without them. But I want to hear Just how he does it. Let me sit Upon your lap. Now, Auntie. deal, Tell me about it-every bit." So then I told my pet this tale: When days grow warm and blue birds fly, Old Winter tremhkIis; he turns pale, And hurries to the mountains high. There in a cave concealed he lies. And, ogre-like. he tries to thing His net, with sudden, swift surprise, Over the pretty, pa.sing Spring. r Sometimes her garment's airy flow lie clutches in his fingers grim. But she is nimbler than her foe, And laughs and meeks. escaping him. And flies. Tunn Summer, with a leap. Bounds forward. Her he dare not flout: So rolls him up in clouds to sleep, s Nor ever ventures to peep out, V Until, her brief and ardent reign r Over, with vine-wreaths garlanded, And hands heaped high with golden grain, The gentle Autumn comes instead. And then, sh! then, he laughs aloud A cruel laugh and full of glee: And, tossing off the covering cloud. t He rises for all men to see. e First o'er the mountain', topmost peak e His snowy forehead comes in sight, And then his eyebrows, wild and bleak, And then his eyes of flashing light. And step by step adown the hill He moves, toward the abodes of mrnn: 1 The Autumn falters, pale and chill, e Is seized, is fettered in his den. The flowers grow pale and droop and die; The woods shake off their leaves for fear: The butterflies and birds all fly; And silence settles on the year. Are you not sorry when they go ? t Why do you laugh and shake your lead? Why do you love the winter so? -'Cause I make snow-balls," Darling said. r Oh! philosophic eyes of blue. Would that some older eyes I know Cnould learn your secret - find, like you. Sunshine in cloud and joy in snow! THE FINE ART OF SMILING. Some theatrical ,experiments are being made at this time to show that all possible emotions and all shades and gradations of emotion can be expressed by facial action, and that the method of so expressing them can be reduced to a system, and taught in a given number of lessons. It secias a matter of question whether one would be more likely to make love or evince sorrow any more successfully by keeping in mind all the while the detailed catalogue of his flexors and exten sors, and contracting and relaxing No. 1, 2, or 3, according to the rule. The human memory is a treacher ous thing, and what an enormous disaster would result from a very slight forgetfulness in such a nicely adjusted system ! The fatal effect of dropping the superior maxillary when one intended to drop to in ferior,'or of applying nervous sti muli to the up track, instead of the down, cab easily be conceived. Art is art, alter all, be it ever so skillful and triumphant, and science is only a slow reading of hieroglyphis. Nature sets high and serene above both, and smiles compassionately on their efforts to imitate and un derstand. And this brings us to what we have to say about smiling. Do many people realize what a wonderful thing it is that each human being is born into the world with his own smile ? Eyes, nose, mouth may be merely average com mon-place features ; may loo~k, taken singly, very much like any body else's eyes, nose, or mouth. Let whoever doubts this try the simple but endlessly amousing ex periment of setting half a dozen people behind a perforated curtain, and making them put their eyes at the holes. Not one eye ia a hun dred can be recognized, not even by most familiar and loving friends. But study smiles; observe, even in Sthe most casual way, the variety one sees in a day, and it will soon be felt what subtle revelation they make, what infinite individuality they possess. The purely natural smile, how ever, is seldom seen in adults; and it is on this point that we wish to dwell. Very early in life people find out that a smile is a weapon, mighty to avail in all sorts of crises. Hence, we see the treacherous smile of the wily; the patronizing smile of the pompous; the obsequious smile of the flatterer; the cynical smile of the satirist. Very few of these have heard of Delsarte; but they outdo him on his own grounds. Their smile is four-fifths of their social stock in trade. All such smiles are hideous. The gloomiest, blankest look which a human face can wear is welcomer than a trained smile, or a smile which, if it is not actually and consciously methodized by its perpetrator, has become, by long repitition, so associated with tricks and falsities that it partakes of their quality. What, then, is the fine art of smiling? If smiles may not be used for weapons or masks, of what use are they? That is the shape one would think the question took in most men's minds, if we may judge by their behavior! There are but two legitimate purposes of the smile; but two honest smiles. On all little children's faces such smiles are seen. Woe to us that we so soon waite and lose them! The first use of a smile is to ex press affectionate good-will. The second, to express mirth. Why do we not always smile whenever we meet the eye of a fel low-being? That is the true, in tended recognition which ought to pass from soul to soul constantly. Little children, in simple communi ties, do this involuntarily, unconsci ously. The honest-hearted German peasant does it. It is like magical sunlight all through that simple land, the perpetual greeting on the right hand and on the left, between strangers, as they pass by each other, never without a smile. This, then, is "the fine art of smiling;' like all fine art, true art, perfection of art, the simplest following of Nature. Now and then one sees a face which has kept its smile pure and undefield. It is a woman's face usually; often a face which has traces of great sorrow all over it, till the smile breaks. Such a smile trans figures; such a smile, if the artful but knew it, is the greatest ' eapon a face can have. Sickness and age cannot turn its edge; hostility and 1 distrust cannot withstand its spell; little children know it, and smile back; even dumb animals come closer and look up for another. If we were asked to sum up in one single rule what would most conduce to beauty in the human face, we should say, "Never tamper with your smile; never once use it for a purpose. Let it be on your face like the reflection of the sun light' on a lake. But, unlike the sunlight, your good-will must be perpetual: and your face never be overcast." " What, smile perpetually ?" asks the realist. "How silly! " Yes, smile perpetually ! Go to Delsarte here, and learn even from the mechanician of smiles that a smile can be indicated by a move ment of muscles so slight that nei ther instruments nor terms exist to measure or state it; in fact, that the subtlest smile is little more than an added brightness to the eye and a trenmulousness of the mouth. One second of time is more than long enough for it; but eternity does not outlast it ! In that wonderfully wise and I tender and poetic book, the "Lay- I man's Breviary," Leopold Schefer 1 says: "A anile suffices to smile death away; And love defends thee e'en from wrath de'vine ! Then let what may befall thee-still smile on! And howe'er Death may rob thee-still1 smile on! Love nevr has to meet a bittor thing; A Paradise bloomsasround hm who sile5. "FACTS FOR 3AIWLV." A remarkable example of change of habit following a change of con dition is given by Mr. T. H. Potts, in a late number of "Nature." The case is that of a bird belonging to the parrot family, and known as the Ken. The bird is found in cer tain localities amid the wild scenery of the Southern Alps, in the Middle Island of New Zealand, and, up to the advent of the Europeans, its food consisted mainly of the sweet of flowers and the berries of moun tain shrubs, with occasionally such insects as are found in the crevices of rocks or beneath the bark of trees. Its aliment, therefore, though not exclusively vegetarian, was such as called forth no display of bold ness in the effort to procure a saffi cient supply. But with the occupa tion of the country by the English, its habits in this regard have mate rially changed. Attracted by the meat-gallows of the back-country squatters, the bird soon learned, in the scarcity of other food, to tear its meal from the half-dried carcass of some slaughtered sheep, or, fail ing to obtain this, the drying sheep skins stretched on the, rails of the stock yard were laid under con tribution. The bird now tears his food from the back of the living sheep. We I are told by a local paper that for I the last three years the sheep belonging to a settler in the Wanaka district (Otago) appeared afflicted 1 with what was thought to be a new i kind of disease; neighbors and shepherds were equally at a loss to 1 account for it, having never seen f anything of the kind before. The first appearance of this supposed disease is a patch of raw flesh on the loin of the sheep, about the size of a man's hand; from this, matter 1 continually runs down the side, taking the wool completely off the I part it touches, and in many cases death is the result. At last a shepherd noticed one of the moun tain parrots sticking to a sheep and i pecking at a sore, and that the animal seemed unable to get rid of its tormentor. The run-holder gave directions to his shepherds to keep watch on the parrots when muster ing on the high ground; th@ resrlt has been that during the present season, when mustering high upon I the ranges near the snow-line, they t saw several of the birds surrounding a sheep, which was freshly bleeding from a small wound in the loin; on t other sheep were noticed places I where the Kea had begun to attack o them, small pieces of wool having t been picked out. "From the recent settlement of the country," says Mr. Potts, "it I would be quite possible to date each step in the development of the destructiveness of the Kea, the gra- 8 dual yet rapid change from the mild gentleness of the honemy-eater, luxu riating amid fragrant blossoms when the season was lapped in sun shine, or picking the berried fruits1 in the more sheltered gullies when winter had sternly crushed and hid dea the vegetation of its summer1 haunts. Led perhaps to relish animal food from its partly insect ivorous habits, its visits to the oat stations show something like the bold thievery of some of the con'idar, while its attacks on sheep feeding on the high ranges exhibit an amount of daring akin to the savage fierce- I ness of the raptorial."-Galaa-y. TIE COLORED Iti l.T ElUROPE. After dwelling at length on the I apparent sincerity of the religious portion of the population of the i continent, and commending the practice of the Catholic Church in keeping its sanctuaries open to corn municants at alitimnes, and bringing , noble. to a common level in their devotions, Mr.Phillipe got his word'1 in on the colored brother. He said I the people of Europa did not know'1 black from white. In Paris he had I seena dauen coaples of colored peo ple prommnding the snost fashioms ble walks, and he had been the only person rude enough to turn round and stare at them. At the Dome of the Invalides, at the House of 1 Deputies, he had seen colored men i high in office, and profoundly re- i spected. At the Propaganda, at i Rome, the lecturer who was most e applauded was a colored man, and 1 at St. Peter's Cathedral the priest i whose chanting of the beautiful f Latin service delighted him, was t also block, When he learned this he I said to himself: "This must be four c thousand miles from Boston.-[ex- I change. e GIVE US THE CIVIL RIGITS BILL. t It is reported that when the dis- a tinguished orator, Mr. Frederick , Douglass, arrived in St. Louis, Mis- t souri, he registered at the Planters' a House, but was refused the right of a dining there. t Hon. Tom. Corwin, of Ohio, form- F erly Senator, and once a Cabinet of- a ficer, was once similarly refused in fa Kentucky, simply and solely on the 14 ground of his complexion. 9 Give us a Civil Rights Bill to pro- v tect our Dotklasses and Corwins ' from such insult. Give us a bill to 0 protect every American citizen. It is no honor for a colored gen- r1 tleman to dine with a white one r merely because he is white, but it is s c awfully inconvenient to be refused dinner at a public table, when the hotel is licensed for public accom modation. S Mr. Morrill, of the U. S. Senate, e thinks that the Supplementary Bill k forces colored men to "our firesides b and bosoms." It does no such thing, e we aver, with all due respect. It x merely says that if a hotel keeper P obtains a license to feed people, he bas no right to exclude a man from n the table because the sun has burned him a little blacker than somebody I else. "Firesides and bosoms," for- C sooth ! Give us public accommoda- o tion when we are willing to pay for e it, and we'll find our own "firesides" t4 and our own "bosoms."'-O'/r Na N0 REST FOR THE CONSPIRATORS. I p We learn that Colonel Merrill, District Attorney Corbin, and At- b torney General Chamberlain left for Washington on Monday, at the a special request of the national au- e thorities, to confer upon the Ku- b Klux affairs of this State. Grave A and most important questions are d to be discussed, especially in refer .nce to the future proededings in ] court and in the field against 'the Ku-Klux. The President and the c new Attorney General do not se- A cept the present lull in Ku-Klux ' activity as any evidence or even in dication of permanent peace and tl good order. It is known that the s, whole up-country is now full of u threats against all who have aided " in unearthing the diabolical plan. And the whole country will join h with the President in his unrelent- tl ing determination to finally crush g out this stupendous conspiracy. * The great necessity now is to obtain , additional executive and judicial a force with which to push the arrest ti and trial of the fiends who have Ii thus far gone unwhipped of justice. b There will be no pause until the needed lesson is folly taught-that a protection to every man in the ai peaceable enjoyment of all his rights is the boon of every citizen and the unalterable purpose at the Govern- ,j ment, and woe to the hand that is up g lifted against it. It is, moreover, a now proposed to seek out and bring ' to justice the real leaders in this no farious conspiracy; what the Ku- , Klux organ offlthis city calls the a "fall poppiei"--a happy phrase, the e meaning of which the Pho'nixr maya soon learn more than it now knows* t We congratulate all our citizens on a the fact that the Ooveqnment at f Washington is alive to the situation E here. The snake must be killed, a not merely ucotched.-Columbia (8. 4 C.) Union. THE JAPEI.ESE EIBASY. The most remarkable incident of f the moment in this country is the i arrival and the speeches of the Jap enese embassadors. It is, however, no "Tommy" affair; and it is with a consciousness that we are not perhaps quite perfect in political wisdom an American citizen may re flect that Governor Ito, who made the recent striking speech in San t Francisco, is not, under our laws, capable of naturalization. It has a become so much our habit to con sider Asiatics as barbarians that when the Burlingame embassy was t feasted in New York it was scarcely possible for some of the chief ora- a tors upon our side to restrain a tone a of humorous sarcasm; and there was a very general popular feeling that the yellow foreigners with al mond eyes had as little in common with sensible American citizens as they had just stepped off the dinner- 2 plates upon which their potraits were painted. Indeed, to call any thing Chinese is to brand it as hope- t lessly outlandish; and there are a great many Americans who will be - very apt to regard our Japenese visitors as if they were Laplanders or Esquimaux. It will be a most interesting reva lation, that of the progress of the reform of Japanese society. In the speech of Governor Ito at San Fran cisco he said that few but native Japanese know anything of the in- s ternal condition of the country; - while by reading, hearing, and ob servation in foreign lands, the Jap- a enese have acquired a general knowledge of the constitutions, ha bits, and manners of most foreign countries. The Japanese are an xious, he says, to reach the highest point of civilization, and to this end they have a lopted the military, naval, scientif c, and educatiqnal in- p stitutions of the most enlightened f lands. But with the instinct of the b Orient, the moth r of thought and C of religions, the G ernor does not n exaggerate the im ortance of ma terial advantages. 'ie mental im- q provement of the cou. try has been $ far greater than the !iaterial al- o though the material opei.-d the way. Despotic sovereigns hud held the people in ignorance for agcs. With improved material advantages came the consciousness of rights which had been so long dented. Within a year the feudal system of many centuries had been entirely abolish ed, without a shot or a drop of blood. What country in the Middle Ages, proudly asks the orator, broke down its feudal system without war? He then adds what is perhape the most remarkable statement of all, that even Japan already sees what the Western nations of the highest civilization see so slowly, that the welfare of the country depends very much upon the education of women. Already Japanese girls- "our maidens," as the Governor calls I them-are coming to American schools. The full force of this fact will appear only to those who know what the traditional feeling in re gard to women has always been in China and Japan. The embassy has come to observe more closely the details and developments of our government and inventive genius and enterprise, and to gather every kind of valuable suggestion for Ja n Then, says the orator, "the dikin the centre of our na tional flag shall no longer appear like a wafer over a sealed empire, but henceforth be infact what at is intended to be--the noble emblem of the ricim sun, moving onward and forw amidst the enlightened * nations of the world." There has been an exchange of courteous messages between the na tional and local authorities and the Japanese embessadors, and Con- 0 grein has appropriated fifty thou sand dollars for their entertainment while in Washington. Both the:a good feeling which the eubaamy ex presses and the intelligence, with t which it studies and appreciates our institutious have been manifest ed in a very striking desgree byMr. Kori, the resident minister of 'hn at Washington ; and the advan tages to our manufactures and eaom merceeof the opening of avast and ifriendly country like Japan are so evident, that, for every reason, the ly tle codaiyof the a i welcome.-Thpu e.lty.s RATES OF ADVERTISING. Squares 1 mo 2 moo 3 meoo6 mom 1 yr One 84 $7 9 812 8920 I Two t7 9 I 12 0 35 Three 9 12 20 35 50 Four 15 25 35 50 70 ,Five 20 35 I 45 60 85 I &ix 24S 42 '50 70 100 1 Column. 45 80 120 175 260 Transient adveutisemeats, 8150 per square first insertion; each subsequent insertion, 75 cents. All business socices of advertisements to be charged twenty cents per line eaek inserdtlva Jon ParDIxse executed with aemsem t and dispatch. Wsd , ItlOs. eet In aeeoriag Funeral Notices printed on shortest ne tice and with quickest dispatch. 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