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The New Orleans daily Democrat. [volume] (New Orleans, La.) 1877-1880, September 15, 1877, Image 8

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Ctmntlnueel tfr Flmt FIM e,
rjland U erond txise ant J. It eortle an'
Orderlt Mergeant J. N: Abb ,t, 'Thi .Ooma y
bhad sixty mn in line, and aofe lloW0.dtY
mo ar On, under commtan o rin ap p -.
irk, r`et Liiten.nt J ., rl..t, leon id
enat Charles onnand wit ny mn n
ranks After which ,-ime company F. thato
msterd thirty-fitve allant defendiers of the
nrn~tet our Htyefive tý(, AC. Me endl1sh.
rut Lieutenant,.h A, ktoirns, Jronond I iet
,tlt ohn n B. e efalu, st'piinit to the tapping
It itin lin maen Comlp0nf K{, commanded
by eapt. eo, <. Moffat , nul. tiling thirtt-flve
men with atms.
lUO'P, COL. WILDa'R (OMMAND
followed nrlatlyalttlrodl i blue shl its an' ap1
nd ladtmt, acomipoucd of two ,Qmuantles.
I lt. under cmmmand of ('opl. MiEntyrl,
ait thirty men In lin". nd then eaino the
m i on lxfls, utder h s lmmtnfl ow ajpt.. man
uel C, iI',yet and First Llut.etint 1.8. . ewlil.
with forty-five men. uiformteind lnl, seme way
as the ilrst ,'ompsna Mr. Guy varletou ntlng a0
Autiatt otf heti on.
he loul Ian l Artillery cne neot., lel
btoya veteran, MAdokJi.lrj with his staiff
whlich Was ompos of r. Warren ttoone any
the or nance ofoer, Johin P. Hcott. Their
uniforms are most a rt/tie, being pot un
like those of the old Washinton Arti;lllery,
hlue with red trliQs. Colnpy 1 under the
onmtan d of atap same , ltai jrds with First
lIe tenant Win. i#, Banhan. .Son0 Ltettn
antflams Reynolde. followed In line. with sixty
mejl uniformend.
Next followed that well known and iopular
command.l
BATTERY (!.,
commanded lbY Oapt. E. Achille (Guleol: First
,leutenant, Frank Oreig; iocond Lieultenant.
leptitin Toei, Jr,: reeond Lieuotnant Junior,
1'. O. Guerln, the command. numbering forty
seP.Bn mceu
ll this battery with two Napoleon guns
and ytwo tallings which had seen servive on
the dry l.hbrated, next came the
UtYNIF~lOIMD Coi'R oP TitP . (C, W. W, l.
Valiantly .nadtgu marched OJpt. Archibald
MiltohenlF onnlmahl, numnering fifty-fliv men.
all armed with tollshoed )triangeld rifles. keep,
Ilng stet to the malsi" of the enlivening strains
of in slftndlhl brass hand.
(Capt. ltitchell's command,
COMPANY D.
wats elely followed hy
t MrPANY t.
led lby Capt. CGo. D. Lord, a ant of a(llant, mceu.
with 1). I'. Malontye as First Lilutenant, antd .1
erney 8eond Lieutenant. This ,m tny
ilnllbereld sixty men, the well known~ . .
Staneberry being orderly sergeant.
t'APT, BUIt''R COMMAND, COMPANY r',
kep t stop with their I anders, naumbering fortly
eight. imnc In line. With a stqedy trend and
martial step thea, veterans of the 14th of Map
lnttmler kept pace with their brothers, and gave
addritionl glory to the pageant.
COMPANYT .
i, d b that gallant citiaen and pntriot
Ibn g. . Kill trik who was actlng as Lieu
tenant Colonel of the regiment, came next.
Lieut. J. A. Renshaw Ieung in command of the
-onp. y, vinsist tng of iffty men neatly dressed
iU black smlts and tuhlly armed.
JImltRON BATALLION,
with the rtireeentatlves of the five companies,
numbeing fully 10 men. under commltnd of
Colien. (, Etliott, followed by LieOt. JH.
Wright fell into line nd were pueoeed-d by
thettnifornmed corps of tie qlrigNe. !tnider the
inaspirin ýtusel of the old wasengton Artll
ie['y oband.
Next came that well-known and respected
battalion and brigade the
WHITB L.EAGUg oF BAYOU RST. JOHN.
whose oations on the 14th of Meptember are well
remembered.
Keeping st.r p to them were the
WASRINOTON WHITS hAWtinE,
led by Capt. Pascal, and numberiang thirty men.
Nest came tile Crescent iflea, heleald by
apk. B. B, Plea.arnts., Who so gallantly led his
command on the 14th of te(mber. The
men in this company nmereo rty-four, and
ore tutiformed in gray with blk trtmings.
Capt, Pleaantes and n s men mutat be given
ordit or' noble work.no on the day we rele
br3 The Creseont l ois a name oonneeted
wi1t tle history of the Oonfederate war, and we
are glad to see it revivified in these days by as
llt soldiers as those who follow Capt.
tidry Rifloes came next, numberlui
forty iglt well ap oointed and armed soldiers:
they made a very fine display, and their an
p rancem did honor to the command and its
T be "onttnental lunards. commanded by
3Capt. Win. PlertO. came next. Their plctur
esque garb. their martial boaring, and their
-ptenldid drill, ayo life, anilmation and tone to
the pageant. Fully forty men were In line, and
their well burnish~d guts always properly
iaLted, gave token of goo d rlll and discipline.
lixtc te tehe~ LoUnisana Grays, commanded
b.v it. arlanm. incorporated for ien oootsion
lt A ba lion commanded by Capt. Fitapat.
rick, acting Lieutenant Colonel. Thsle company
tnumbered t ly thirty-five llnelook lag soldiers
and marched to the sound of muslo like vet
rT o Tito al Bernagilo followed, with their
eide kbln unark or s and cooked hats adorn
e with blue feathers. Mixty-eight of them
were in llne, and we take this occasion to com.
t"liment them on the great improvement they
have madl lately in their drilling.
After our friends who claim an Italian origin,
came the Mitchell Rifles, their bright green
coats, with yellow trimmings, showifga to areat
advantage under the oolor-giving rays eo the
summer sun. tapt. Mt. Cooney led the van, anti
the command showed lively manners as his
cle~ voice gave the accustomed orders.
Then came the "Fran Tircurs d'Orleans,."
namberintng wlty-eight men, neatly and ole
gIantly drese in blue tuniluos and red pants.
their red kepis miking them onspeicuous
aonag the followers in the proce.,eon.
Or young friendsa. always ready and willinr.
the Royal Guars. numbering sixty men and
over with flashina red coats and graceful bear.
inttg llowed next.
Thin camelthi Irish ltifnl. Capt. Fltpatrick's
own dorlepany. We have Isen these men on
duty Wlhen necessitl called all the sons of fuis
lan uinder arme, and never have they failed to
do justioo to themselves and the country's
Cimus.
Thie last division was composed of the Wash
ington Artillery. the retr guard, "La garde
d'honneur'. Two compalnlea turned out, the
first numbering seventy, the sceonld forty-eilght
mnm, rank and file. Capt. Colemann, actin with
the Washington Artillery, next followed with
thirty-six men and two small howitors. "Ro
demption and Resurreotion," that. wore eapo
turtd by two gun squads of his company early
on the morning of the l1th of $epthtnnmber.1874.
Alter those aime the amhulanoes and all the
balance of the paraphernalia of war. Taken
all in all, the day was equal to the otoaRion.
Evarything camIe inn a it ought. and the Four
tmaeutt of September, 1877 was a true' and glori
otis comnmemoration of the bright and snlendid
day that initiated the independence of Loulis.
anna. and gave to its people the rights that freo
men wantiI and that patriots aspire to.
THE GRAVES.
A Glntrteil Population DO Honor to the
Departed Heroes.
The immortal dead of the memorable day
which was the harbinger of Louisiana's freedom
from the polluted grasp of the oppressor, were
not forgotten. Early in the morning the graves
of the victime of patriotism in the various cem'e
terles were Sited by the ladies of the Oraesent
City Rellef Association and decorated with flow
ers and other tokens that the memory of those
who had sacrificed themselves in such an ex
alted cause was still green and fresh in the
of those for whom they had so gener
splied their life's blood.
cry ease the contribution of the Crescent
!-- hit'l ]Leanse was the same--no differeonce
ing made at any grave, oXOcept in the way of
arrangemont ; at wreath of ivy, another of ever
green and laurel linked by a festoon of white
sllk upon whibh the following device was in
scribeed:
"Alas, that blended with the tone
Of triumph, breathes stilted moan
For many brave whose dear lives won victory."
The larger of the two wreaths containing the
following memento. ineased in natural flowers:
In lemorlam.
SBPTEMBER 14, 1874.
dten Faction loosed the f.llest brood.
bhat lust e'er spawned, or hate has nursed,
To trample out in tears and blood
Our freedom as a thing accurst,
d terror stalkei our land again
d fraud :uand rapine ruled the hour.
thy necks of conquered men
lave and dastard strode to power.
tine was the wisdom to defy
The doubts that paltied riper years.
The stern resolve and courage high
To front the future with its fears;
Thine was the lightning's bolt that blazed
Full in the tyrant's cowering face
And thine the red right arm. upraised.
That smote hint in his pride of place.
Spent is the storm! our skies are fair.
Fair every sign of this glad clime,
And blown through all the liberal air
ThI promiseot a bounteous time:
But ye liedumb, as all unwis-4
Of that great deed your hands havewrought.
Nor reoki.g, though with streaming eeys
Our hantis these loving gifts have brought.
Htill from your Martyr seed shall spring
The flower of freedom's fadeless bloom;
And still the grateful years will bring
Their tribute to your patriot tomb;
And kneeltin g on this hallowed sod.
That holds in sacred trust your clay,
Our chlidren, looklng up to (oit,
The vast. unnmeasured debt will pay.
The handsome granite tomb of Samuel IiB.
Newman, Jr., in the Washington street cene
itry, had, besides, received the special attention
Of doubtless some gentle friends, for covering
the marble slab that reade simply:
SAMUEL B, NEWMAN, JR.,
Born in Natcheoe. Miss.. July o1. 1813; died in
Now Orleans. teptember It, 1874.
had been placed a beautifully wrought star, iq
natural white roses-fn exquisite spettlnom of
the florist's art--standing on a shaft and pedes
tal also of white roses while at the foot of the
tomb there had been deposited two exquisitely
arranged corbeilles of white roses, lilles and
fragrant tuberoses, and everywhere bunches
end bouquets of ehole flowers had been strewn.
In the same cemetery the resting place of
WM. A. WELLS,
a native of Port Gilbon. Miss.. In additIo to
thedoeiratlons contributed by his comrade
garlands of evergreens and a profusioa of
flowers had also been tastefully arranged.
At the It. Joseph o7emet -ry we found an hum
ble mound strewn with flowers and evergreens,
over a bed of white shells and sand. The me
mentoes of the Urescent City White League cov
ared a plain hoeawl-board, upon whlch a sister's
name could be diseorped, the ma.tyr's own
name boing absent.
Meeking for the grave of
LIEUT. WM. 0. tROBBINS,
At Its former location in the tlirod street einoe
tory, we were informed by the sexton that his
remains were removed about a year tao to
Phllhdelphia, of which city he wa a native.
Lieut. Robhibn, it will ihe remembered was an
olicemr in the Federal army during the late war,
after which lie came to live among us. His
chivalrous spirit being outraged at the infamy
of those who governled us then, he was one of
tie flrst to enlist in the causeof liberty, and was
among the first shot down on the 14th of etp
tember. After lingering a few days his noble
soul ascended heavenward.
JOHN OIRAVAL,
of the Ht, John White League Company, is
hurled in the family tomb of Baron Bolsfon
tatne in I.lahborne Mtreet Cemetery No. 1, on the
left hand side of the main alle, enterlna from
Mt. Louis street. Loving friends had added is
pious offerings of flowers and evergreens to
the regular decorations. In the sanIeem.ltery
is the Urouet faintly tomb, to which the re
mains of our gallant comrade.
CAPT. 8. A. TOLUDANO,
of C(ompany A, have been recently transferred
from the Washington street cemetery. The
decorations of the tolb attracted more tha
ordinary attentlon during the day. and evined
areat tamte on th6 part of the ladles who had
undertaken the exalted task. Bneautiful bou
ucts of white roses ornamented the front of
the tomb: a large wreath of evergreens, to
'hich was attahed a cross of white roses with
the Initials "E. A. T.." also in flowers, was one
of the handsome features of the decoration.
Poor Tolly, as ire were want to call him. had
been in many a hard-fought battle before the
i4th but always came out unscathed. And even
on that fatl day, to him and those who loved
himn o dearly. It was by mere accident that he
happened to be at the spot, in the thickest of
the fight, at the time that death came upon him.
Elndowed, however, with that spirit which
knows ito fear. he wished to be in the front
rank.
'Ihe tomb in which the body of
CHARLES BnRULA4D
is latl is in the adjolning cemotery. No. 2. and
side by side with him lioes the reinalns of
ROBERT BDOZNIER.
Both belonged to Battery 0, and were among
the first to fall in the glorious cause. 'I heir last
restina pinel was among those which received
yesterday the greatest attention.
lnAhot, a month ago the remains of the dash
ALBERT M. OAUTIER
were transferred from the Basin street buryina
g round to the Metairie cemeatry, where a tomb
is being erected for their permanent reception.
The spot was visited by many during the day
who broghtw.th thenm floral offerings of every
dlescription as a tribule of respect for one who
was beltoved by atll who knew him.
JOHN CON5IDINE.
of Capt. L. L. Lincoln's command, lies under
the sod in Greenwood, and his rave was liber
ally strewn with flowers of the sweetest fra
grance and of eivery hue.
In the same cemetery is to be found the grave
of
FREDERICK M. MOHRMAN,
of Capt. Carroll W. Allen's company. Since the
last anniversary of the 14th the remains have
Is'en removed to a spot in Greenwood adjoining
the main aisle, near the Canal stroct gate. Th ,
shrubbery and flowers surrounding the grave
were tastefully arranged.
.M. BETZ.
of Washington Company. White League, has
found a resting place in the company tomb of
Orleans Fire Company No. 1--of which he was
a valued member-in the cemetery of the Fire
mell's Charitable A.sociatlon. Here also had
genrle hands strewn flowers and hung garlands
in tasty profusion.
ADRIAN FEUI.LLON.
This name may not be as well known as that I
of others. Feulilon was wounded on the 14th ot 1
tieptember, but did not die until the 9Id of De
comber following. His grave indicates that he
was 4e years of age at the time he was slain, and
that the humble monument over his last re- t
mains was erected by a loving wife and chil- I
dron.
If for a short time his name was omitted from I
the roll of the honored dead, the mementoes
pllit.'e over his grave yesterdaiy show.d .on
elusively Iithat lie ha not beoi forgotten, and
tihat he ranks amont the noble souls who secri
hicod their lives at the altar of their cherished
Louisiana.
During the day Gen. Ogden, accompanied by
Ils staff. paid a visit to the graves of all of his
fallen conlrades, whose names are writte.n in
letters of gold for toe contenplation of an ad
miring posterity.
ETABBED WITH A SWORD CANE.
A Man Stabbed In the Breast and Dan
gereuely Wounded.
At half-past 4 o'olook lat evdning a difioulty
took ploe on First street, between Liberty and
St. David, between two white men named re.
spectively John Mcylan and P. F. Kendall, which
terminated in the latter being stabbed in the left
breast with a sword one in the hands of the for
mer.
The aeooued, after consummating his bloody
work, was arrested and lodged in the Sixth Preo
cioot stalton-House.
The wounded man was taken to his resieldence
in the vicinity, where hie wounds were examined
by a physician and pronounced dangerous.
A DEMOOBAT reporter repaired to the scene of
the difficulty and gleaned the following partion
lare : It appears the two combatants had a die.
pete over the ownership of a piece of property
on Dryades street, between Jackson and Philip.
During the discusslon harsh words were used by
both parties, and Moylan, becoming exasperated,
drew his sword-cane and stabbed Kendall in the
left breast.
BREVITIES.
Conspicuous among the shipping in the harbor
was the steamship Bolivar, of the W. I. & P. 8. .
Company, commanded by our old friend, Capt.
R. W. Doherty, so long and favorably known in
the city. Her decorations presented a splendid
appearance. The Bolivar leaves for Liverpool
to-day. Bon voyage, captain.
The DExOORAT wa serenaded last night by
Col. Borland's regiment with a fine bras band.
"Louisiana's own " shone splendidly yesterday in
commemoration of the tioe when they first
drew swords to save their native State.
The Louisiana Field Artillery gave a serenade
to the DEXORAT yesterday. The gallant men of
that regiment did yeoman service on the 14th of
September, 1874, and the country owes them one.
The Crescent Rifles, the old Oompany E, B. B.
Pleasante commanding, had an elegant dinner at
the St. James Hotel, after which they marched
forth serenading friends and received a banner.
Col. Vaudry's oommand dined at the St. James
Hotel.
Battalion Louisiana Field Artillery were hand
somely regaled at Marechal's BRestaurant.
Oompanies of Regiment Orleans Artillery
lunched at Jacob Balta's saloon, on Customhouse
street.
A seotion of the Louisiana Field Artillery fired
the salute of fourteen guns on the levee at sun
down.
MEETING AT THE OPERA HOUSE.
A FITTING AND rMltlVD TRIUIJTE
TO 0gN. F. N. ODEnM.
A pproprfate npeeches Made by Members of
the Church, the Bar and the Miltary.
Yesterday evening, after the various com
mends had paraded through our streets and
pious hands had decorated the graves of the
departed heroes, a large crowd assembled, ac
i cording to appointment, with the view of con
i secrating with eloquent speeches the day that
had been passed so pleasantly and gloriously.
The ceremonies of the night were opened
with an eloquent prayer by Rev. Mr. Markham.
after which Mr. Percy Itoberts, the orator of the
day, delivered the following address:
In the history of all peoples are a certain, few,
signal events, which seem instinct with creative
energy. Events which inaugurate epochs,
Sevents whicblh breed large and remote results,
and which set up dates in the calendar of time
to count from.
Huch events are pregnant seed, which germi
note in due time, and bring forth harvests meet
for social aid political sustenance. They are
deep notches in the staff of n people's life,
which keep the record of their great and criti
cal paroxysms.
Of such events the State of Loulsean has
two. One is the Elahth of January, and tile
other, by grace of God and powder dry, is the
Fourteenth of Heptember.
It may seem invidious to compare these two,
and yet on an oceaeion like this, a iarallel bie
tween them may be run, that shall be as just as
it is edifying.
Without derognilng by one jot or tittle from
the glory of the Eightlh, there are yet two things
to consider, whltci must "ause it to pale its
fires before the glory of the Fourteenth.
The victory of the sth of January was a vie
tory won after tile war was actually onded. it
" was a victory over an eenely formidable, it is
true, bint an enemy that had effloeted no genernl
and orlmanent lodlgmlnent ar exterior enemy
I who, even if the' worst ha1d come, would only
have occupied at single city, for a single day.
The victory of the Fourteenth of September.
i on tihe other hand. was a victory won over an
Interior, donmesti, and multitudiqous enemy;
t an enemy that haid prrmneat"d us like a poison
ous malaria, stifling our lungs, and carrying
paralysis to i'very vital funt.cio:n; an enemy that
had come to use under the fraudtlullenlt effigic of
law; that had des~anded et its with the iempal
pabie impact of frost. and as charged with with
ering wrath; an enemy that had stink his roots
In every hbill and vale and plain, in every city,
town and hamlet, and was sucking the r ctiness
from our soll, and absorbing all the nutriment
of our air; an enemy who had taken deip, ex
haustive and fixed occupation of us, and had
fenced his stolen estate with briery hodnes of
constitution and of laws. Compared withi siuth
a foe as this, the foe who was coiniuered on the
s1ib of January was a tender friend, fetoding us
on benefacitlons.
There is yet another circtlustancin, wlith
marks a differncie iotw'len the Eightlh of Jtan
nary and the Fourteenth of Heptemther, in fa
vor of the latter.
Tihe victory of the Eighth of Ja.ntltu'y was a
pairtnership victor)-. Its glory wtas community
t property, equally shared by otherst. The patri
oti' vtvolunteers of iKentuicky, TennosseO aind
Mis.issippi had flocked to our sucor, antd the
great captain of a sister State led them, anti us,
to victory.
But the Fourteenth of September was Loulsi
ana's work, and LouIIaIina e w irk alitve. Hers
the strng arms alone, which oin t hat day reared
up thl prostrate State, and st ruck her shacklens
off. lHere the captain alone, who on that lday
directed those arms, and nerved them to double
strength anti heroism. And hers the blood
alone, which on that day gave its red baptism
to our new born liberty.
And therefor- it is that we set apart the Four
toeenth of HMptember and commemorate it.
i Therefore it is that we pluck it from the roster
of itt stster days and set it high and alone, and
crown it with testimonials of love, and think of
it only with holiday and memorial thoughts.
The libation of blood poured out thait day has
made it to us a Sacrament forever, because we
know that, the blood then sited was the blood of
our civil redemption.
After the suocessfttl issue of a great struggle.
even its friends and helpers will sometimes dif
fer as to the main cause of success. Some will
ascribe it to one prominent event and some to
another. Many of our friends, for instance,
refer our redemption to the oth of January last.
They invite our attention to the brave legions,
who on that morning marched with looked step
and steady tread to Jackson SHquare, led by the
same gallant soldtir who had led the Fourteenth
of September. They bid us observe that on
that day, before the bayonets of those, legions.
the court-house fell, the poliee stations gave up
the armory capitulated, and that every foot of
Louisiana soll. except a single rat hole on Royal
street. passed at once into patriot hands.
All true. and all-glorious for the bravo fetllows
who made It true. And yet he misconceives the
real nature of the event who does not see that
the 9th of January was more an effect than a
cause. Ask the hero who headed the battalions
that made both days memorable-ask (aen.
Ogden-and he will tell you that the 9th of Jan
u nary was the mere culmination of the deed
wroukht on the Fourteenth of September. He
will tell you that the backbone of the slimy
thing that had fouled our posts of honor, and
devoured our substance, was broken by the
Fourteenth of September. and that nothing
w iw left to the ith of January but to administer
the cotd die gracu-', and spurn the wretched car
cane with unarmed howl.
My friends, what we arie in Loulsiana to-day
we are by virtiu of the 14th of Heptnl.omlr, land
by virtue of that alione. Wit ihout lithe 14th of
neptemlbr, the tlh off January had 1t1. .l im
possbll,.a itposslhl us as t ligght.d fi rtht with out
a sun. Traul'ce Itogenesis s ot tour reovred hap
pinies, and our recaptured fredotlm, and we
are borne, as the cro,w flies. straight to the 14th
of Beltelller. True. thero are other caises,
freshe'r ill tho n leotry, and nmore tiroximnl.te inl
their relatloms, but whenlm yoiu sock for the hot
toilt faict,.the foundliation AttStll,'.l th mud sill of
our rosto.ration. you find it. and only can find
it. in the 14th of Hl ltu n,,ir.
When wi' considir that day. and tbh plrogenlv
of trementious result" it ha, giv'n lirth to, we
atro autmzd tiht th' thleves tlmsolves thi ilnot
mark thile ominouts shadow it had clist before, it.
For nl.nny yeare Loulsitana hlad icni i, thi lclre
bookk'eeper of her own wrongs. Hh. hulad u,-na
stritped oif her eovereinty. sh I hail beti ltohren
of al power if self-govetItI'nuat, shi' halu boon
weighhtd with matnacles. aned rolgateld t1, tihe
custody of thieves, 'ut-thruats,, tralitors amnd
fools. She was kicked by asses, whipped with
siorpions, and preyed on by all the uncliean
Ilrds mand beasts. Day after day. sitting within
the Itlack cell of her ignomhniy, she kept the
stern record of her wrongs. At last, the
book of their history was 0complet'. The
menaureof her esuffering was full. Her gorge
rose. 8he could swallow no more. The mamhood
I ofthe Btate, which had wrlthtodso long in hope
less agony arose and girded itself for conflict.
And then it was that Louisiana criedt aloud for
a leader; called for some heroic spirit able to
see with clear eyes to logical results,. and strong
enough of heart and hand to shape these re
sults. From the depths of her abasement Lou
isiana reached up ?tr a leader, anu lol attho
beck of her great emergency the hero came.
Came with no blare of trumpet, with no call of
bualoe, with no beat of drum. Came in his mod
eat citlzen's dross, and took his seat in the tem
le nrenared by fame, as naturally as if he,
ored.r~N tOen. had been born there.
Around him flocked at once the young chivalry
of the Starte, and under his olastic hanut. and the
Shands of the able staff that gathered about him.
grew up that organihation, now knownt where
Sever an American newspaper is read. the famous
"White League." The league that so pricked
the imagination of Phil Sheridan that he saw a
lurkina foe in every lamp-post and niahtly
s uppedon horrors; the league that so shook
*lthe North from the poise of her propriety that
Sshe ranted Ilke a common scold, and snuffed
vagni odors of possible Stonewall Jacksons:
the league that bought Louisiana from houtl
age. and paid the price cash in blood. This is
the laguei that on that Fourteenth of Beptom
Sher, finding Louisiana a standing pool. rescued
her from stannation, and propelled her onIce
Smore Into lyrical currents. his is the league
that on that Fourteenth of Beptember broke up
I the black cilipse that shrocded all our hearts.
I and swapped its shadowy empire for a goldien
I star of hope. This is the league that on that
Fourtuen h of Septembi'r de ivered us from a
present that was dark, toilsome, hard, and
pregnant with no life to come. and unfolicdl to
our eyes. through radiant vistas, a future full
of halyo"n promise.
Can any man. or any woman, who loved
Louisiana, ever forget the upbreaking of the
great deeps of human joy, which followed in
the wake of that glorious day? Such is the
power of agreat sentiment shared in common.
That for.a brief space all crimes against persons
and property ceased, all sense of social grades
was lost. and a strong sense of brotherhood
usurped its place, and com pacted our people
into one live and sympathetic unit. So strong
and pervading was our joy that dumb nature
herself seemed to imbibe its contagion. The
flowers seemed stained with richer dyes. the
sky seemed steeped in a tenderer blue, and the
very air Itself appeared to grow rhythmic with
mystical cadences.
And though dark days did come to us after
that, they could not change the conclusion made
foregone by the hands of heroes. The work had
been done, and effectively done. The blood of
martyrs had been spilt, and the manhood of the
State was forever pledged that it should not be
spilt in vain.
It is not merely a justand proper thing there
fore to gather together tn these a nual eclebra
tions, but it is also a wise thing. We should Yot
Only meet to testify our gratitude to the brave
spirits who said so high a ransom in ourhehalf,
but also to keep green in our memory, and in
the memoery oI those that may come after is.,
the deeds of heroism which on that Fourteenth
of September so proudly illustrated the valor
of the Siate. lHad will be the day for Louisiana
when the 'onttemplation of those deeds shall
awake In her men no sensation of pride, and
stir in their blood no pulse of emulation.
Woe to that people who hold their heritage by
any but the tenure of their own rlght han. It
is possible of course, that somewhere in the
dim and distant oenturies human nature may
becomeso purged of selfish passions that physl
cal fore- shall disappear from the problems that
men are called upon to solve. But until that
metamorphoslsi which we shall yrobably not
live to see, a cerain amount of might is a very
fit anl whilesoml thing for the proper mainte
nance of right. Until men have ceased to be
men, there must come times in the experience
of every people when the highest duty, the
hliheet virtue, the highest religion, is sImply
to flght
It s a noble thing to live a noble life, but a
noble life itself sometimes ceases to be possible,
except at the price of a noble death. And thus
it becomes necessary that we learn how to die
In order that we may truly and nobly live. And
such knowledge as this, only such days as the
Fourteenth of September are competent to in
einliate. Much days keep the love of freedom
alive and active in our hearts. Suchl days show
us heroism in the absolute beauty of lncarna
tion. Much days entow us with traditions that
elevate us, and unify us, and knit us together.
Huch days build up the manhood of a people.
and are the red corals on which the liberty teeth
of their children forever shall ie out.
And therefore it is that for the immortal dead
who have beol" eathed to us the priceless legacy
of one such 'lay. we carve a niche in the Temple
of our heaIrts, ii d there post their warrior
shades, as oternal sentinels over the liberties of
Louislana.
Mr. Percy Roberts' eloquent diseourso having
leen rooeeived with mnch aIpplauRn, Mr. J. IB.
Lalltte ntext arose and presented a beautiful
sword to Get. Oaden. on behalf of his fellow
sohtlers, in the following tasteful and eloquent
lantguge:
I,adis' ndil r:tlh'tiu--Allow .te, upon taking
the chair, to return mny sincere thanks for the
great privilege your partiality permits me to
enjoy.
We mnct to-night to do hontor to a distin
guished citizen soldiiter and trtlle patrit, and
also to eotrniimorati a day, whlich if I rad
irilght the truie setimhent of the American pno
,len must, sor solon as the bitterness of party
strife dies out, be rankeid, not only in the an
nals of Louisiana. bIut in the history of the
Amsor'.an Union, at olne of thiose anniversaries
which belong to in Mlta'eS or sectloi but are tile
property of our eirmmon country.
Lexington, lBunker Hill and Fort Hi llivan,
ari namtnes that have long sine t b'iinme the glln
eral heritage'-- names riveredl thyevevnrylAmertson
of wliatever Rate or section ; and l why? Because
thllos who fell 'on those hallowed days offered
up ti)tdr lives, not for a loical issue, not for it
io cal sentintiet., lbut in defense of the great
tirinniplies of the right or self-governmenti t ;titiy
I ttugiurat h ti the trttggle for American Indotl
lqluttlce' anti the result which flowed from
their acttlon affoOitld every portion of our wide
domain.
Mo. also. the mrityrlnd hernoes whose lf' l blr,(d
moistened our sell on, the 14th of Hiptetinber,
1814. offel'Ted lip their lives not for a lteal Assue.
not fur at local sRentlient, but for the maintoen
a.nee of thosie sattte principles of self-govern
ment for the e'"tablishment of whlen their
ane's.mtors fought aind died, in the Inerpltion of
our revotltionttry struggle. And it must be re
membered that no ioople can preserve their
liberties unless at. all times prepared to saeri
flee their lives in their defense. All history
teaches that whatever may be the form of gov
ernment there is a constant tenlnoey on the
part of rulers to extend their power, andl on the
part of the governed to res1st enoroahmnnts
upon their rig, Is. A perfect governmenl t
would be one in which a per-fet e ulli
brium hetweeo thIese two opposing forces
was constautly preserved: unfortunately
nothlng of hunman origin can be verfect,
and hernce blloody conflicts between the rulers
and ruled muste'onstantly rie''r. A hatin wit i
every link of eqlual strength will break whetre
ever the strain is greatest; that great'.st strain
was in 'lit at Lexington, andt in 74 a, Now Or
lean:; who calll say when or where it will niext
ocaur though comet it will ; constantlv recur
ring in sonmi one setion or another, tanld (tod
grant that, tome when and where o t limay,
whether North., ounth. East or West, it may
ever find the watch flroes of liberty burning as
brightly as at Lexington and at 'New Orlnans.
When viewed solely in the light of the results
that flowed from the events of this day it will
stil Ihe, found to rank second to none in our past
history. At thelo lse of the war betweetn the
ttate4h. thie Southern people lald down their
arms and ace nted in good fath the results of
their defeat. Utnfrtunatelly, not only for our
selves hut for the Ient.i rn count ry, our lat' adver
saries doubted Otur sincerity. The olrssaselna
thion of President Lincoln was, for both the
Houth and the North. the most unfortunate
event that could possitbly have;oceurred. Un
principled no attempted to make political
capital of that tIrrible calamity, and by their
macthinations greatly embitIterettd tile feling
toward the south.
A horde of lawless plunderers were turned
loose upon us, and they, in order to carry tout
their viltinous schemnos, basely misropretented
us to thle people of the North. We met their
foul slanders with renewed protostations of
fealty to the Union, We deelared, tthat under
no clrctumstaneos could we over again be in
duced to take iup arms against the fiederal gov
ernntut. Fiatal rI'ror. Not thalt we were
lackillg in sincerity. not, that we over esli
mnoted outr powers of endurance. not. thIat, wet
ignored the fact that the spirit of liberty can
never tleo rut in a puopi.i who have once bhlen
frei, orthat rtissltaniIe to oppre sisnll is an un
dlying instinct of the human lheart, but in that
we undiroestimated the develish ingenuiy iof
tltu vittmpires who had fastened themselves
uyon its.
TheseI vamlnpirtrs. ,n'ouragedl by our snllhmis
slHn to inhlltarl.ld-,of wrongs, anli emholtid',ll+
iby oulr repeattied proltstation tiha.t we would
inver agtin ttake up lrn ms, whilst poisloning the
mlndit of the Amei'r,'an ptiople witlh ith bi'ttsst
sltaldtrc. ctlntll inutli to Ihoellp wrolg uLitin wrong,
spoliatioln upon Pololiattion. ilsult u .on insulI,,
ulntil noding the last vstian of 1ib-rty bing
wrt'sttdl fr, ii yoil, yviii onil this ,veer nlll tor htlll
day artsi, in yOUir might. reasserteod ryour iltan
hood and vollur rrihts to Alnmri'caon itizu'enship.
and f ri' dI Itht ,tlat,.l friom their loaltlsome rule.
It is trIn thtuipL nl the dtnand of a single
Feelnral ,ffloer you tigain surrundrred your
ntatR into thl hantds of the maraudters; but their
powrr was tbroktn. The Amitrlcan peoptle
eganto riallzat the truth of your ptosititon, aind
th i instinct of liberty, which must iver animate
thim, began toclose thi' chasm which ilad hith
erto snIparatIdl you. They felt that a people
who cotlt in a singlt day regain the entire
control of their Btate, retain it for three days,
marked lv no ciingil act of vlolencti or wrong,
and viIld It upon the dlemandt of a single Fed
oral otffltr, must Indi'td have suffered wrongs
beyond thel power of human endurance.
The events of this dlay tore away the veil of
falsihood, in whose dark folds your enemies
hadi enveloped you, and taught them a lesson
not easily horgotton.
Thus it, wtis that. when on the tth of January
last you again arose aI one man. and throw off
the yoke of your. oipressors they dared not
again t·rovoke an open conflict, though fully
prepared andl backd by the Fedetral power.
Who can doubtt that but for the memories of the
14th of Hoptomber, they would. reling
upon the presente anl suDpport of
Federal baytonets, have provoked the
conflict? Who ncan doubt that the eth
of January would ethen have been the
bloodiest dav in the annals of Louisiana. and,
however that conflict may have terminated, who
can doubt that in the then excited sta n of public
mind throughout the length and brea lth of the
landi, such a conflict inauguratid hero wtoult
have spreadt like ai tornado of fire, involving
thet whole country it a civil war, the horrors of
whlich nio pen could attempt to describe.
That Rsuh would have been the logical se
quence of events does not admit of a reason
able doubt. and if the events of the day we com
memorate averted so dire a calamity. ar. we not
right in claiming that it should rank second to
no day In our past history In the magnitude of
the results that flowed from it?
I fear I have trespassed too long upon your
paticence: my apology must he that when I, not
only as a citizen of Louisiana, but as an Amerl
cain who is devoted to his country and to its free
Institutions, reflect upon the events of this day.
my mind is crowded with burning thoughts to
which my feeble tongue is powerloss to give ex
pression.
The blade presented to the gallant command
er of those heroic spirits, who dared danger
three years ago yesterday. was eminently ap
propriate. The sword is of the regulation pat
tern of a most finished form. In the head of
the grip is set a large amethyst, and on the side
one of almost 'equal size. The blade is of re
markable temper, showing the care and at
tention devoted to its finish. The scab
bard forms, perhaps, the most conspicuous
appendage to this handsome weapon. On
it, wrought as it is in solid silver, are the
names of the companies donating the testimo
nial. As a work of art this tribute to the gal
lant action of a tried leader is most deserved,
and the Ltelarks of the gentleman who was for
tunate enough to be the happy sponsor on the
occasion were most appropriate.
Upon receiving the unexpected and magnifl
oent present, a testimonial of love and honor
from grateful and apprPelative friends, Gen.
Orden, scarcely able to restrain his overflowing
feelings, arose, and mastering his emotion, re
turned thanks in the following words:
wEN. otrtDN's sP.sCH.
I am at a loss, Citizn soldiers of New Orleans,
for words with whlehi to thank you for this
magniflient testimanial of your personal affe.
tion.
How can any expression of gratitude come
up to the measure of pridle I feel in receiving
such a tribute at such hands.
Whlat more ·ould anty man wisW, whit more
could any man hope for, as a reward of his own
labors, than the devotion-the unqualilied devo
tlon yoI have always exhibited to me during
the dark hours of that struggle from which we
have so gloriously emerged. But when, to the
obedtoncene' of the soldier, you add this crownint
proof of the' citizens' love, I am overwhelmed
with a sensn of my own small deserts.
Who am I. more than tile least of you. friend s
and comrades, that I should be singleid out for
this surpassing exhibition of your regard, your
confldene, and your esteem.
It is the cause with which your great souls
are illled that has found expression In a man
lnor to be prize'd higher above all earthly hon
ora so long as I shall live; for what poor merit
clings te me I have been clothed with by your
courage, your gallantry, your indomlitable devo
tlon t, the sacred nuise of the Htate and of
liberty.
And to enlargee the overflowing measure of
your generosity you have chosenL this day to
givce voice to it-the 14th of epntember-dear e to
Sup abov all other lays in tbn cralendar. tor ver
ic'meorashie a9 that on which you struck the
first blow for the recovery of our uoneint heri
targe forever hallowed by the roudiel d tender
recollctions of thosen mattyred patriots who
fIll in our streets three years ago, "fighting for
freedom."
While. nt if to lave no advantages unused
that miaht make me bankrupt in th anks you
R have trely honored youir gift. by conveyinlg it
ethrough the hands of your chief nmagistrate,
that loyal sun of our lear soil who bears on hi4
heroic' person the dreacdful seeurs of the blooldy
fields on which he held up, so proudly, the ban
nor of Louisiana. Nor has one fold of that
glorious ensign drooped in his firm grasp since
that perilous hour of the ninlth of January,
when he planted it o'er the outward walls ,of tihe
State, where you stood sworn to keep It agaiist
all 'ometrs.
Friends and eomrades, I thank you again
and aeain, with emotions beyond speech. (ioed
giantthat this blade may never Ie drawn in
ldvil war, butt alinst all the foes of freedom.
alien or domestic. It can never be drawn so long
as it oolunts suchi followers as you,without light
log the way through whatever perils, to duty
atal honor.
(len. Ogden's speech was receilved with great
enthusiasm, and after vetiferous ,heoring of
the brave and steady chieftain the assembled
crowd dispersed.
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MUNICIPAL MATTERS.
THIE WHARVES.
By this evening three wharves in the Third
District will, we are informed by Surveyor
d'Hemeoourt, have been completed by the les
sees; that is, Nos. 28, 24 and S2. The announce
ment made previously in the DEaoonIAT that
the number that would be completed during the
week would be four was also made on the au
thority of the Surveyor, who must have
received the asuurance of the lessees
that such would be the ease. The fourth wharf,
for which the pilings are being sunk, just below
Enghien street, will be connected with the old
wharf No. 20 (to be reconstrueted), in order to
afford a mooting to large steamships in case of
need. As to the proposed Liverpool steamship
landing at the head of Esplanade street, the mat
ter seems to be definitely sett ed, for the con
tractors have received instructions to construct
it there.
AESE8MSNTM.
It now appears that the "arbitration" system
of settling differences between the assessors and
the taxpayers habs not worked very well. Besides
the difficulty of finding taxpayers to act as arbi
trators, the assessment department complains
that in many oases where they were obtained
they have placed the valuation on property and
capital even lower than was claimed by the appll
cante for rebate. This they consider lean anomaly,
because it strikes them that the applicants for
such rebate would hardly have valued their prop
erty originally at a higher rate than it was worth.
There is some talk, by the way, of a writ of
mandamus to require the assessors to sh2w
cause why this arbitration matter should notbe
kept open until the 20th of October, it being the
opinion of some taxpayers that such is the mean
ing of the law.
THE MAYOR AND ADMINISTRATORw
were getting ready this morving to participate in
the ceremonies of the day, and without excep
tion all will be in the procession in open car
riages, barring, however, Administrator Reng
storif, who is absent from the city.
SHORT ITEMS.
Charlotte Briscoe could not stand Cora Young
going for her with a hoe and a hatchet, so she
had her pulled on the charge of assault with a
dangerous weapon.
Harrison Far'o was immured in the Eighth
Precinct Station, charged with stabbing with in
tent to murder one Caroline Morgan.
Benjamin Smith, aged 15 years, was lodged in
the Eighth, char ged with crime against nature.
James Moore was arrested at the request of his
wire and locked up in the Sixth ttation, charged
with being drunk, disturbing the peace, assault
and battery, and attempting to burn his own
house down. The chances are against Moore for
parading on Friday.
PRAYING AND PLOWING FOR RAIN.
[Times of India.I
A very interesting ceremony, quite
novel in character, was held on the 29th
ult., at Indore, at which all the folks of
the town, from the Maharajah down to
the humblest peasant, joined together.
Early in the morning the whole town,
led by his highness and the royal fami
ly, wended their way to a village called
Bangunga, two miles off from Indore,
where they were to pass the whole day,
it being strictly enjoned that no one
should light his kitchen fire but enjoy
a general picnic In the fields. Men,
women and children all were there to
the number, it is said, of 15,000 per
sons. The gathering was to invoke the
gods by prayers and poojahs to send
down rain. After the poojahs were over,
the Maharajah took a plow in his own
hands and tilled a portion of the
grounds, and her highness the Marha
rant, who played the part of the
peasant wife, waited on her lord in
the fields with his daily meal wrapped
up in the folds of her cloth. The gods
were really moved by such a pathetic
scene, for immediaty afterward showers
came down, and the crowd dispersed
amid great rejoicings.
llver Soaplna.
Silver Soapinr, Gold Soapina, Pearl Soapina
can be found with all grocers, unless he is pre
judiced against home manufacture, or is an
enemy to the South.
Buy your buggies and carriages from L. T.
Maddux, 85 Oarondelet street, near corner (Ira
vier.
According to a recent French statisti
cal work, Saxony numbers 184 inhabt
tants per square kilometre, Belgium
181, Holland 113 Great Britain 108, Ba
den 99. Wurtemburg 96, Italy 92, Japan
89, India 79, Prussia 74, France 70. The
weakest population is that of Brazil,
which numbers only one inhabitant per
kilometre. The kilometre is rather
more than three-flfths of a mile.
CAPITOL NOTI( .
PEI PLEXgIII TE~ HNIIIIIICALTIMWIU TM3
LAWN WHICH TUN A.1Sr0m1 3D
AKRED TO 1EXlaPAIN.
The Tresury oemmitteenmam fierese
' Their Expert Plese.
The Auditor has his hand rfll now I auawre
log Inquiries as to the proper eogetrutioln to be
placed upon the various laws wiedh appr to
assessments, oollection of revenue, eaumplion,
eto. The latest inquiry comes AreD one of Me
parishes in which is located a college whibh her
or owns considerable property, real esater hi
other parishes, and
IOW OMaSx THe TAI C001dO 11
with questions ans to whether the ral estate is
exempt from taxation. The tax colieler seemn
to th ink that the college, being something of a
charitable institution, its property wee esempt
from taxation, and in this he will be inlirmed by
the Auditor that he is mistaken. The Audiler
will instruct the collector that esuh is not the
case, and he will refer the colleetor to ae No. SI,
approved April 20, which reads: ''Tha as
sessurs are required immediately alpe the pass.,
age of this act to
ANaErN ALL PROPvxTT
not absolutely need for church, snhool, sesuetery,
benevolent or charitable purposes, sad to easms
all property belonging to religious, edusational,
benevolent or charitable instintutions heretofore
exempted by law and not used for charitable pur.
poses, and offered for rent and producing a reve
nue of any kind. No property shall be enempted
on the plea that the revenues derived therefrom
are used for church, school, charitable or benevo
lent purposes. All laws in conflict with or con
trary to the provisions of this section are hereby
repealed." The Auditor is of the opinion that
this law is snufficiently expltoit, and will go advise
the collector.
The chairman, Judge Ogden, of the commit-.
tee to examine into the affaire of the edueattoeal
bureau, bhaving returned to the ecity from his trip
North, his committee will be alled togeter, per
haps, on Tuesday neat, when the work of the
expert will be one over and hi ,rtepet re
ceived and read, sad on Monday
THE TIn.ARVRY 005~XfT
will meet again and examine wtgeness. ThiE
committee have secored Iwo addithen al expe
who began their labors Thuredsy, Mli bun
in all, and all of them were hard a weOlt ntu.
day upon the Trenurer's bookse.
There is some talk of continued menisasCf the
Auditorial Committee,but that io hardly pselble,
as the chairman, Senor rteeiIas not la the
city.
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A NXW LANERCS.
The Minuat style of Danelng elag latreiS
dured Again In oderla wall meels.
" The rage of the ball room " at Cape
May this summer was the new set of
Lancers introduced by the New Haven
master, Professor Loomis, who eon.
ducted the Congress Hall anausemente
this season. The Dail· 8tar publishes
the figures as a piece of great journal
lstlc enterprise. The salfent feature of
the new dance is its minuetrgaand
stateliness. The music of the regular
lancers will "go" with the new ones.
The following are the figures:
First Figure -First four lead to right
and bow, take ride lady and fall boak
to opposite places and bow, forward
and back six, forward and turn part
ners, balance to corners and turn, first
four repeat, which bring head couples
to places, sides the same.
Second Figure-All move forward,
giving ladies right hand, and back, for
ward, leaving ladies in centre, faolng
partners, all chasse, turn partners to
places, all promenade, repeat four
times.
Third Figure-All join hands, forward
and back, forward again and bow, fois
ladies grand chain, repeat four times,
Fourth Figure-First four lead 'to
right and bow, exchange partners, and
form two lines, facing own partner, bow
to lady on right, forward and book, turn
partners to places, bow to partner and
bow to corner, repeat four times.
Fifth Figure-Bow commencing with
grand square. First four in centre, sidea
separate, sides in centre, then first four
separate, partners to places. Bepeat
figure with sides in centre, first four sep
arate, etc., taking thirty-two bars of
music. First couple lead out, sidesin
centre, all chasse, march, gents and
ladies down the outside, gentlemen
passing round the ladies, forming two
lines on opposite sides, all forward and'
back, turn partners to places repeat four
times, ending with grand square.
ALLIANCE OP FPARMERS.
The Syracuse C.urier, of the 4th
inst., says:
In pursuance of a call issued at a
meeting of the farmers of the State,
held at Rochester in May last a mase
meeting of farmers was held in Shake
speare Hall yesterlay for the purpose
of "securing mutual benefits and mu
tual rights and privileges." The dis
cussions assumed a wide latitude, and
it was evident that tje delegates had no
fixed or definite plan to go by. They
wanted to accomplish something, but
just what that something was no one
seemed to have a definite idea. They
disclaimed any idea of forming a new
political party, but on the contrary is,
vored an alliance of farmers which
could make itself felt with both par
ties. They assert that burdens of taxa
tion afflict them unjustly, and that a
discrimination is made against them
and in favor of corporations and ms
nopolles. These evils they propose j
remedy by forming their alliance fI
self-protection.
TRYING TO STIR UP WAR.
Political societies are now. springing
up in all parts of Greece to stir up the
country to a war against the Porte. At
Thebes a "holy band" has been formed
out of physicians, students and the
richest of the citizens, and a second
"holy band" of students is assembling
at Athens. Two important societies
that of "national defense" and that of
"brotherhood," have decided to unite
their efforts for the national cause.
They possess considerable funds and
upwards of 37,000 rifles, with the neces
sary ammunition. These arms are to
be sent to the Greeks in Turkey who
have already been provided with sev
eral thousand rifles by these societies.
We learn from the Glasgow Herald
that "Gov. Tilden and the Hon. J.
Bigelow, who arrived in Glasgow on
Saturday with the Iona from Oban, left
on Monday morning for the Troessache
the inclewent weather having induced
them to shorten their stay in the city.
The Lord Provost, who experienced
much kindness from Gov. Tilden during
his recent visit to the United Statesd
called on him on Monday morning, and
we understand it is likely the Governor
will again visit the city onthe invitation
of lit lordship."
A grand international cattle fair is to
be held in SBItzerland at the loes of
September, 1878,

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