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EDITED AND MANAGED BY COIAB ED MEN, IS PUBLISHED EVEBY THURSDAY AND SUNDAY MORN INGS AT 114 CARONDELET STREET NEW ORLEANS LA. ta. G. BROWH, Editor and Publisher, OUR AGENTS. MISSISSIPPI : - Daniel E. Young, Greenville. LOUISIANA :-John A. Washington, Black 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. KENTUCKY:-Dr. R. A. Green, Louis ville. EJUR (I'IR)IE FOI: PRESIDENT, 1872: U. S. GRANT. STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE. OFFICERIS. !''ET -I'. B. S. PINCHBACK of Orleans. RcoaDLxu SEc'r--WILLIAM VIGERS, nnaEsrosNDiNO SEc' --J. W. FAIRFAX [FOB THE STATE AT LARGE. EDWARD BUTLER, of Plaquemines. S. S. SCHMIDT, of Orleans. THOMPSON COAKELY, of Rapides. ALBERT GANTT, of St. Landry. JOHN I'ARSON, of Orleans. A. W. SMYTH, of Orleans. I IBABY, of Natitoches. JAMES McCLEERY, Caddo. DAVID YOUNG, Concordia. F. J. HERRON, of Orleans. First Congressional District--Hugh J. cJ.ampbell, H. Mahoney. Second Congressional District-A. E. Barber, James L. Belden. Third Congressional District-Thomas H. Noland, George Washington. Fourth Congressional District-E. W. Dewees, Raford Blunt" Fifth Con,,ressional District-A. W. Famlkner, A. B. Harris. IUI-EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. lhon. HUGH J. CAMPBELL, Chair man. lion. P. B. S. PINCHBACK. lion. HARRY M3AHONEY. lion. F. J. HIERIRON. lion. A. It. HARRIS. !in. A. E. BARBER. FINANCE COMMITTEE. Lion. F. J. HERRON. lion. TIIOS. J. NOLAND ion. Ed. BUTLER. lion. A. W. FAULKNER. JOHN PARSONS Esq. T'IHURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1872. TI ) OUR CITY SUBSCRIBERS. We wi!l be glad if you notify our .ffice of any delinquency on the part of our carrier, as cur arrange ments are such that every issue of our paper should be regularly de livered. ,a-The thanks of the LotLSANIANs :.re conveyed to Major William Vi ners, chief clerk of the House ofI It!pr sentatives, for quite a batch of reports and other important Stat(. documents. " If the Congressional Investi- i gatiug Coummittee had been empow erc'l to extend its inquiries into the origin and practice of lobbying bills through our State Legislature since 18;, it would have unearthed the record ileither very welcome norS creditable to the leaders of "the P people"' and "the reformers.' Ya-The English people are be coming so solicitous about the safe- t ty of Dr. Livingston, the great ex- t plorer of the interior of Africa that a party of search are about to be dispatched to the inhospitable re gion,' to search for him. $21,000 have nalready been subscribed for that 1l)0 os. l~s "'( dohn't liamne the Gov .rnor ,ni nit for demanding Flan dler's blank esignation. As resigna- (C tion is n~t among Flancer's virtues sj ia is a good thing to be able to make tl l virtueof necessity .,me'iames i a"It will be remembered that g Italy, BraUzil aud Switzerland were 8 empalowered to appoint each one ar- t1 hitrator on the Committee on the it ".\ldma' clai"ms. They have been (t appointed and it is no* said that it only one of them can read English. a For the other two to intelligentl'y i engsage in the uarbitration, every t document n ill have to be translated 1'I into some other language which all p the Comnumissicners understand. The k proceedings untder any circum- I stances will laUi according to the c, preseat formation of the Committee, to be carried on in aforeigan tongue. ' n OUT OF TOWN. r Packard breathed freer when he learned tiat the Committe had gone r to Washington. Packard isasweet thing. He is obliged to write a mantn New York to prove himself uninterested in the pavement swin dle, which bobbed up and then bobbed down again three years ago. Why he must send so far to get info mation which could be got so easily at home is not to be seen. That unfortunate deputy who loaned mattrasses and blankets out of a vessel under seizure, that the Wilderness Senators might rest easily, is still "out of town." This is sorrowful. A man who could remain out of town so long and withhold by such means Packard's vindication of himself, must be dead to all human consideration of pity and sympathy. NEVER SATISFIED. The Pica!,une of yesterday did'nt want the Congressional Committee " to suspend its investigations here so suddenly, as some citizens wished a complete exposure of existing cor ruption by an impartial inquest. Besides this there are "five credita ble persons in possession of unnoted and important.information to be published whose testimony has been cut off by this departure." It may be matter of some regret that these "five" did not testify in New Or leans, so that the Press artists might touch up the coloring of the evid ence a bit, but the fact that the Committee will not sit in the Cus tomhouse here, will scarcely affect the testimony. Let us remind the Picayune that these five burdened and heavy laden gentleman can hie away to Washington City, where they will undoubtedly be permitted to testify. - The Grand Duke Alexis is not much of a Republican, but he is more a man of the people than those who make professions of the fact. While he is the Nations' guest it is becoming to treat him with courtesy. But the snobbery of Messrs. Flanders and his fellow workers is simply disgusting. We abominate toadyism. A decent re spect is the attribute of a gentle man, but the fawning sycophant is only entitled to our disgust. IThe New Orleans Ti,,wes of yesterday says : "'Having successfully and merrily passed through the Carnival, and entered on the Lenten season, it be hooves those who have solemn secu lar duties to perform to enter upon them with zeal and alacrity, and prosecute them to a satisfactory con clusion. This injunction is espe cially applicable to our Governor and Legislature, who have delayed too long, to respond to the demand of this people, for the repeal of acts which deprive them of the rights of Srepresentative republican govern ment." "The Lenten season," it is well I Iknown, originated from the forty days of peculiar significance and sorrow in the history of Christ, previous to his crucifixtion. Does the Tine, mean to indicate to the Legislature the propriety of remem bering that this is their "Lenten season?" If not so, we would like I to know what other intelligible in terpretation is to be placed on its admonition. Whether so or not I however, is this paper so destitute of comparisons that it must drag into its political mire, so beautiful and so touching a subject as the "Lenten season ?" lTThen receit fight with the i sional committee is simply another t triumph for the Administratlon. The animosity of the Fags springs like all the baser passions from un gratified ambition to plunder and s~teal from the public coffer. It is the war of the lobby and has spread its deadly breaches so wide that it I tlhreatened without check to eat up ' the whole State. The Governor aided by the Lieutenant Governor C will fight this lobby until it dies c the death that dogs die-in a ditch. I The lobby shall not rule. The] peoplle's government, not the bro- t kelrs' government, must stand. iL TIhiting upon the same platform all t colors, ail c,,nditions of men, the I Republican party will triamph- e never fear. I THE CARNIVAL AND THE UIYBTIC KBiW. e - e The return of Mardi Gras on t Tuesday last was the oeoasion of the a inest and most artistic displays of If such galas as is almost possible. It L- is difficult to describe the whole n scene. Long before mid-day the . principal throughfares were cram it med with a bustling mass of huma o nity moving to and fro. Masked 1. men, women and children of every o degree and condition of life doubtless it bustled up and down, in every ima e ginable kind of grostesqueness and t transformations. The vicinity of s Clay statue at the foot ofSt. Charles d street, on Canal street, was partica d larly thronged. a At 3 o'clock 'p. M. precisely a e salute was fired at the foot of Canal f street and the procession marchel, up St. Charles street. The line was formed in a far too orderly and re gular manner for such an occasion of pure revelry and unrestrained mirth ; but as a procession, it was t eminently a success. e The day was remarkably fine, while the sun shone out in the astrength of his rays. The evening followed the day in evident good nature. It was a beautiful time. And the happy thousands who after the Carnival disappeared, took a brief respite ° within doors, again rushed forth f "soon as the evening shades" pre e vailed. Every available standing ground was occupied, and the an txious enquiry heard from many a lip, where will they start from? In vain however where such enquiries - for the mystery could not be solved. t Again however St. Charles street and vicinity were the scenes of at I traction and the curious tens of thousands whose interest had been 3 excited by the high promises fairly I jammed up every spot of ground long before 9 o'clock. Shortly after this hour the cry "they're coming" and the sounds cf music and the increase of light in the streets indicated their approach. And soon the Mystic Krew wended their way down St. Charles street. The procession halted in front of the City Hall where the Grand Duke and his par ty were assembled and civilities were passed and the calvacade resumed its march. All on its way along the route, it was witnessed and justly admired by many thousands of spectators. The tableaux were of the most gorgeous and elaborate and classic description. The prin cipal representations were of charac ters of the Homeric period and de picted some of the leading charac ters mentioned in the Iliad, the masterpiece of the father of poetry ; while others, though different, were of a remarkably interesting kind and completed one of the grandest pageants witnessed in the city for many, many years. The prooes ion paraded through several streets and then disappeared in the new Varieties Theatre, where appropriate amusements were doubtless continued. Tuesday will however be long re membered. The continuation of a set of favorable circumstances all contribute] towardi rendering it not able. iThe Repulican asks a dis agreeably ditfficult question of the Committee of fifty-one. It wantse to know how they can claim to re- I present the people when there is not a colored man, nor a sound white Republican among them? How could you ? As we are sometimes good at guessing we will hazard a solution of the problem. They mean the re.sprable people; and as they don't include negroes and white Republicans in this class, of course they bridge the gulf by ignoring them in any calculation of representation. The recent "Wil-i derness' and Bay St. Louis affl!ia tions to the contrary notwithstand ing. aiiP" ill the true Representatives of the people in the General As sembly permit this shilly shally much longer when Democrats de feat Republican measures ? Have I we the schools provided for ? The next election anticipated, or any other necessary work doLe ? We charge the Democrats with the res pousibility of defeating reform movements by their frivolous and c useless course. When will Repub- t licans have the manhood not to is- ,t ten to or obey the suggestions of t Democrats, who, "hkd they the pow , er, would put every colored man in l the gutter. Id -0-------.I-- _~--- Arrival at New Orleans I f IECETION Ib E'nltAIENINT -0 e The steamer James Howard, with a this distinguished Prince and suite - on board, came within a few miles of this city on Sunday night and I rested. On Monday morning she y came to the city and landed the a ducal party. The Grand Duke was tendered I the freedom and hospitality of the I city by Mayor Flanders, and shortly s after left the boat and went to the - St. Charles Hotel and took apart ments engaged previously. s An immense crowd assembled on 1 the levee to catch a glimpse at "the , Grand Duke," and a number follow a ed the carriage after itleft the land - ing to feast their eyes with the i sight. Travelling for personal entertain s ment, and not investing his visit with that official surrounding which not unfrequently marks the travels e of Princes and Rulers, there seems to have been no programme drawn for levees or receptions, and there i was doubt as to how and when he could be seen. The anxious pub 1 lie had not long to wait, however, for an occasion to see his Royal Highness. The Mardi Gras Carni . val and the Mystic Crew of Comus coming off on Tuesday, furnished . the opportunity. The city authorities had erected a platform in front their hall, and provided suitable accommodation outside the building we suppose in vited the Grand Duke and suite to the present. At the proper hour they took their assigned positions. Shortly afterwards several State dignitaries apeared and the intro duction of Governor Warmoth Lieutenant Governor Pinchback and other notables took place. The Carnival passed and s Royal Highness after enjoying a complete and doubtless satisfactory view of the pageant quitted the stand, and the papers say, at the suggestion of the Mayor left the Hall by a side door and s3 was sent out of view of the crowd, whose only desire was to look at a distinguished stranger. But not so thought the manipu latars of the unfortunate Duke. He must neither see nor be seen, and he was, therefore, driven down to quiet and neglected streets to his apartments, whether with the ap prehensions of murderous pursu ers, or to escape assassination, per haps the Mayor understands. In the evening, however, H. R. H. was again tempted to the same spot to witness the procession of the Mystic Krew of Comus, when an oppor tunity was again afforded to gazers to look at Alexis. The Duke and his party after wards visited two or three of the city theatr'es where balls were in full blast. Yesterday the consuls of the vari ous nations represented here, called at the St. Charles Hotel to pay the usual compliments to the scion of a power on friendly relations with them. The stay of His Royal Highness and Suite will extend to about ten days, we understand, and there is no doubt the polite and hospitable people of New Orleans will render his visit agreeable and satisfactory. ay-We copy elsewhere an article from the New Orleans Repulkdn' headed Pinchback vs. Walker, in which the point is well made by our cotem. against Judge Walker. The incident related by the RPiepub ican is one specially worthy of re collection, principally as an illustra tion of the gross inconsistency of some people. Judge Walker claims to be a man anxious for the oblivion of the past between the colored and white people of the State, and wel ;suggest that if he and his kindred[ thinkers would be just to our race, - accord to us those rights and privi leges to which we are entitled, and not falsely characterize our re presentative men, they would do *a great deal towards the accom plishment of their much desired obifect. -Wanted to know. The address i of the fire when it goes out. Whether I the edge of a sharp wind is keener < thana cutting satire. Whether a I treble singer does three times as = much as another. And whether a I lawyer even fainted under the bar- I den of conveying a house. It By a happy chance, Lieutenant Governor Pinchback was enabled to make his personal explanation in regard to the "heavy swearing" done against him before the con k greesional committee, in the presence e of the honorable gentlemen them e selves, they visiting the Senate while d Mr. Pinchbeck was on the floor. e That he most favorably impressed e the congrmesional visitors, both as to his ability and honest devotion d to the Republican party, is not left e to conjecture; and that he convinced y them, too, of the cordial support e rendered to the State administration by the greater and better portion of the colored people of Lonisimaa, is a also a fact. e We much regret, however, that he did not more fully elucidate his - relations and associations with e Judge Walker, of our virtuous con temporary the Times. Here was an opportunity to expose a fair t sample of the evidence given to the h test of sincerity and consistency. a We admit the witness under dis a cussion is a "blatant Democrat," a and that his "outrageous state-' e ments" were made for "political e capital;" but without more explicit - definition how were the gentlemen , from Washington toae convinced I these aecusations are true? The - Lieutenant Governor should have s explained that at about the very I date Judge Walker swears his belief that he (Pinchbeck) was "an I infamous character," this same I Judge Walker and this identical 1 'infamous character," sat cosily side - by side at an excursion party, ate and drank at the same table in ut r most amity and with mutual ad miration of each other's good qual a ities, and that the jolly Judge ap - parently considered it no disgrace Sto stroll, linked arms, up Canal I street with and drink at the Maison Blanche at the expense of the "in I famous" Pinchbeck. When a man's a preaching and practice conform, he f is entitled to some consideration, I and it is due the congressional com a mittee, who wanted to be just and honest, that this little discrepancy in the Judge should be made mani feat. We are glad the Tieutenant Gov ernor expressed publicly what we before knew to be his intention, of soon going before the people of the entire State to defend not only his own conduct, but that of the party, in which he takes so marked a place, from the unjust accusations of both their natural Democratic foes and of the traitor Republicans who have joined them. N. O. Republican. WEEDS AND FLOWERS. We lately read in that great and most worthy organ of the Ku Klux Democracy of Louisiana, "The Times" an article on "Flowers" evi dently written by old Bigny, the chief editor thereof; whose peculiar style is easily identfied; too prosaic for poetry and too poetical for prose.( Now, old Bigny pretends to be a poet, but writes poetry of the kind i Horace described which neither I Gods nor men can endure, and which nobody but himself ever at tempted to read, and how he mana- i ged to survive the herculean task, I will always remain one of the great- I est marvelsof the age. Now, we I would suggest to the aforesaid poet, the said old Bigny,-that he at once write an article on "Weed," & he need not turn up his blue nose at our suggestion, which is eminently timely and proper, because, though i he obviously knows nothing about t flowers; he has had abundant oppor- i tunity to stady weeds; having one constantly before him;-a gigantic weed of Yankee origin, an exotic in I our clime; but which flourishes lux-i uriantly upon a danghill of treason a and disloyalty, and spreads its bale- a ful influence around, almost as fat al in its effects as the fabled Upas, -which it resembles in most re- I spects; flourishing by the destruc- I tion of all around and tainting the very atmosphere in which it sprea, , a with a poison, as fatal as it is subatile, and an efluvia, as noxious, as it is t dangerous. a Come old man give us an casy i upon "weeds," and we will agree not to believe the curidus story current i here,--that aman condemned to i death for murder, on his way to the i gallows and with the same in full i sight, refused the pardon offered i him, by that wicked wag and grim t humorist, the Governor, on condi- a tion that he should read, without < musang a iag line,-your velume of poetry;Indi tlyssy Drive t on the et, drive on! T prefer hang I ing a thousand times, to the far o greater torture of readiang-a whole " volume of old Bigney's poetry. - Drive on, drive on! of the two great e evils of course, I prefer the least; - whieh is hanging, by all odds Drive e on! I am not afraid to facedeath:but a whole volume of old Bigney's poe a try No! ten thaesadn times No. ! ! I a Plequemie Repu ioasn. t JOIJINILISI L1 TEIlS AND THE SOUTH. t One of the great evils of Texas n journalism is, that the State has at f least twice as many papers as she will support. She could support the number she now has, but she t does not, and, judging the future by the past, she will not. There arn several reasons for this. The South has never been educated to support newspapers. The lack of r the proper appreciation of the pow er and value of jonrnalism is one of the curses entailed upon the coun try by her old slavery system and slavery civilization. Under that system and civilization, the masses, 1 in a great measure, took their opin ions of public affairs, and cast their votes, according to the opinions and wishes, and, too often, the dic tation, of wealthy plenters, and the politicians their interests, whims, or prejudices led them to support. People thus led had no particular use for newspapers. And then, the South not being a free school conn 1 try, there was not sufficient educa tion and taste for hterature and culture, to cause newspapers to be sought after. The same classes, equally as poor, and having to work harder to make a living, in the North, and in Europe, read news papers eagerly, and highly valued them, because popular education had disseminated a taste for read ing and a thirst for knowledge. The old political leaders of the South did not care to have the masses of the voters to read and think for themselves, any more than they cared to have the colored peo ple educated. Their philosophy was that they could obtain the de sired votes out of the whites, and the desired field work out of the blacks, with less trouble, in the uneducated state. The writer of this article is an old Southerner, "to the manner born," and knows the truth of what is here stated. An!t this state of things demoralized the wealthy and cultivated men of the South in relation to journalism. Having no use for newspapers to inculcate opinions and carry elec tions among the masses, because the work could be done in an eas ier manner as above stated, they had no urgenb motive and no moving inspiration for the develop ment of a popular and powerful journalism. Thinking men at the South foresaw the ultimate weak ness which this depreciation of journalism would bring about, and many of them, the writer of this article among them, as long as twenty years ago, spoke and wrote and labored earnestly in behalf of the building up of a strong South ern journalism. But it was like the voice of the prophet prophesy ing in the valley of dry bone, only that the wind from heaven did not blow, and the dry bones did not live. And the same old spirit lives in the Democracy of Texas and the South to-day. During the last fifty years thee Democracy has made a record in i history to this effect, that where she i reigns, free schools, popular educa tion, independent individual think ing and voting, popular and power ful journalism, and energy and en terprise in bailding railroads and I manufacturies, and in all internal 4 improvements, public and private, I are not to be found. These things are patent to every intelligent and candid mind, and to none more so thln to those Southern men who have spent their lives in laboring for the popularization of public education, journalism, literature, Sand culture in the Sooth. Knowing, as such men do, that" the lack of these blessed influencese among the poor men of the South1 is due to the paralyzing power of "this body of death," the night-mare Democracy; knowing, as such men do, that this has been the case dur- i ing the past, and that this intelleet Ually, spiritually, and mocially damn ing power still strnuggles to main tain the hold of it" deathly arms I aronad the necks of the souls ol 1 -r people, and to keep them I choked ito a state o pended maimatio. for fif " to come; knowing all these r as these Seuthern men do, ) pitiful it is to see the . of the poor men of the South t ing with and for the men who kept them, their fathers, and fathers in mental servitude for t pears past, and who are seeki - keep them, their children, and I grand children in mental sr for Afty years to come! But, full justice compe' , say that the sparse poptio the South, and the consequent roads, long distances, and iu, mail facilities, added to the tunats influences already ment have greatly retarded the journalism in the South. ]D). B difficulties were not the raa B in the way of our journalia B And now, in Texas, alli interested in the developtq our home journalism, should at to avoid the influences whicehh been its bane in the past, ai - should also discourage the mai multiplication of our newsp9a Again, it is useless to supporp pers which are not edited with dustry, ability and taste. A.ddt r is the case with the majority of ac interior weeklies. The majority] this class of papers in Texas ad a the South, and also in the North to a less extent, are not worth any thing to intelligent readers. r -Columbia, (S. C.) Us IUIBLIC SPlU.t, BY nBRET WARD BEECHI.. Some one writes to as tt heis studying at a law school that be. a sides knowledge of law, he i de . sirous of attaining the art of om I tory, and he asks that we will gai a him such advice as our experiea may suggest. We can hardly hope to be 4 much service to the inquirer. 4 do not know his temperaments I disposition, his attainments, 4 habits, all of which would modd any instructions likely to be of be nefit. It is personal and peculia advice that each man needs, and that must be given by some one who knows the circumstances d the applicant. Some general Xints; appieable to all young aspirants for public spe ing, may answer a good end. 1. The earlier one beg.. the practice of public speaking tle'a4 ter. For although the gift, in pint of fact, developes fate in lifW, it a only in the case of those who havt a strong, though, it may be, dcnn ant talent for it. No man ha learned any art until he can practic it spontaneously, without conaciao volition. If this proves true - music, in drawing, in the dance, a graceful posturing, it is even men apparent in oratory. Parents mi teachers should encourage childrh to narrate, to converse-for stury telling and fluent conversation are essentially of the same nature a oratory. 2. The habit of thinkinug on one' feet is invaluable. Oret oratioDs may be prepared with elab!ortitn and study, not alone in their si stance, but in form. Such we know to have been the preparation do orations which continue to bd red from age to age. But for the purpose of ~ cri5 life one must be qualified to S1pea well without laborious preparation of language, and this can only ib done when one can command his thoughts in the face of an audience. The faculty of doing this is greatly helped by early and persistent prna tice. Aspirants for oatorical hon ors, without neglecting the ie"vR preparation of th3 study for e-p cial occasions, shiuld lse : no oP portunity of speiaking of!-h~. One should not be downcast " failures. They are often far bet' for the student than succe.sse who goes to sdhool tC his nuist3 will always have a ,good ·chb master, and will not LH' like!Y't become either idle or conrueited. 3. Public speaking mn·eans b ness, or ought to. Although the is a great deal of fancy tall.g after-dinner speeches, co ,p!C!5. tary speeches, and religious exh' ations, all of which are utta fill up time, yet public •p •kii, " its noblest aspect, is an attempt gain some definite and importole end by the use of reason and per uassion. hoon a man suE. hii neighbor for a busi~dess converlation he knows just what he want., a he settles with himself by 'hiS