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-O t 11-; I. DONALD-SO-NVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,1871. NUMBER ViIME I.I DONADI)S()NVILLE, LA., SATU:RDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1871. NUMBER 2. Jolnohisonbilltt Tbitf. , i,',. in ('r.*en Pl:1' -e. .7',lli.xhlcd E crren Saturday Mornini , --AT- l)cnaildeonville, I.a., ---is-- I I IPEU I. IIBE.T TLEoY, EDIJTOR AN I P'ROPRIETOU. TE?.If' OF ' I "S( 'I/tIPTION One" copy, one year. .............. .... 3 (K) S)Ine copyX, six Irout ..... .. 1 iA) Single copis... ................. . .. 10 Payalce invariably in acdvance. .1ID 'EJ.T'ITSI.VG H.I TES: (A square is se\en line Miinion tylpe.] Spa"e. I wk. I...o..3 m.oo. 6 n,,m. 1 yr. 1 square.--.-. $1 -$a N $5 0 $9 00$15 00 2 scluares .. 2i 5 0( 9 00 15 001 25 0 I mqlae'Sx-.. 4 .I 1 00 15 : 25 00 354 00 1el uina . . 7 0( 13 00 Y.5 0 4000 50 00 i ,oho,, -II I 0. 5 00 4. 1 C4 Ae 00j 70 00 1 eOlllnlll i.. 0L) 40 00) 55 (. 75 00100 00 Transieut advertisements. $1 Ipr sqLare first inlertion : 73 (ts. ecih seIIubsequlelt inUertionl. ('communication mauy be addressed sinmply " ('nIi:E. Il)iumalmonvilleo. I:A.,' or to the cdl tofr and prolricetor p]rsnua4lly. The New York Sun hoists the name of Horacee Greeley, " our later Frank lin," as its choice for neit President. Interesting extracts are very well in their way, but we miss the spicy edi torials with which the Louisiana State RIegister was once wont to fill its col uncus. Where is the editor ? A Representative from Mississippi, who lhas been interviewed by a re porter at W\ashington, says that Sen -ator Amces made a good military of ficer, hut has mistaken ris vocation as cuellnator. A I)Denlocratic joulltnl llnuoulnces as refreslhing the discovery of six of Gen. Grant's relatives who are not in office. W\e arrant there would he no room for suc'h a discoveiry in that editor's fimlily if he were President of these Unitcd States. The fast time of Mr. Rolbrt Bonner's fatmous horse, Dexter, was beaten by Goldsmith Maid in it trotting match at ('coldc Springs, 1Wiceu cwiu, cccewt woeek$ ago. '1'The cMaid trotted a mile in 2:17, which is ai quarter of a tsecond ahead of D)exter's time. A quettion1 agitating caulong the op plnents of (.en. Benu Butler, in M[as s:cehusetts, is: Waits Ben Hutler's father a pirate, ;ucd was that pirate htug ? As yet there is nothing but rumor to ijustify tlihe query, and it is likely the )cmatter was engenldered by nalice. (; e. Ii. PI'dleton is promiinently wc ntioued as )Denocratic candidate fir the next Presidency. Mr. Pendle ton will vet'vry likely make as good a run as anv c'andidate of Democratic selection can, though there is no prob ability of his election over the Repub licti lOllittee. The VWar )epaortinent having or dered two batteries of artillery to Hail eiglh, North Carolina, the New York I a,'un pertinently asks if there is albut to be a Republican Convention held in that State froom which it is deemed nevessary to exclude all anti-Grant I:eplubliceans The gratuitous New Orlteans corre t.lotndent of ltitl of the D)unn-Carter country journals, dubs l;. S. Marshal Packard as " Colonel Packard." We surmise that the Marshal has earned this title by the military genius he displayed in manipulating a squad of soldiers to assist him in packing a Convention. The Republicans of Kentucky de rive additional tope of carnrying that ,tate n:xt, year fromn the fact that the ),e.,ttc!a.tij side of the house is di vided agu.ust, it.elf. I'pon one side are arraye4. the oh1 fogies, yelept the lBourbons, wlile opposed to theum ar.. the ltmore ropgrl;psiye t' It;Hw departur ists." Both factions qYe vigorous and determined, and the breachl bils fair to widen. Th'l Caustotmhouse ortgans t|re revlv ing the old slander of emlbezzlhnlent t4" public funds in Muscatine, Iowa, against Hon. Hlugh J. Caiplpbell. We distinctly remember thqt Mr. Canipbell proved this slander to be a false and malicious one when the Democrats sought to use it against Ihim in 18ti8. But the disruptionists must have cap ital, and when the truth does not serve their plurpose they neceisarily resort to lies and misrepresentation. L\ arge and enthusiastic meeting of Ittipubllicans il Grant parish the other la i, endorsed the Turners Hall ('on veition and Goveilnor W1armoth's ad Illiºnsttation, denounced the Custonm Il mwe gathering, and declared that all th bir old love for Grant would return if ihe would delnonstlnate hit respect fox the true 1lepublicans of Louisiana lbi removing the federal officials who ialnilpulated the Customhouse Con veition. fl'he lberville News is ever as ready wiih a cheering word to bestow upon its. friends as with so(und and telling argument to hurl at its political en emuies. The .hNews of the 14th instant contains the following in relation to ourself and the CHIEF: O)ur young friend Linden E. Bentley will shortly commence the publication of a weekly journal in Donaldsonville, to be called the C'hie/ which will sup port the State government and advo t' e the cause of true flepullicanism. heartily wish full success may re.vard your efforts, Linden. ,'lightly cllnging the words of the poet, we eaclail : HAil to the Chief which in triumnph advances. Messrs. I unn , Packard, Ingraham, aud others of the Customhouse clique weant to Houmna, Terrebonune Parish, a short time ago, to attend a mass meet ing in which they anticipated the Cus toimhouse buzzard would soar triumph antly over the Republican eagle. But, alas for human expectations, the buz zard wouldn't soar. In lieu of this, t e gentlemen above iantmed went I1 me sore, sadder if not wiser men; fea a true and tried Republican, James I;. Belden, who is a. firm friend of the State administration, was tel(cted pres ident of the meeting, and reatolutions ob4red sustaining the Customhouse Convention and the bogus Executive Co'mmittee were voted down with at Im. Hurrah for Terreboune! T1he " smart Aleck " who does the s.ribbling for the Iberville Pioneer is in a fair way to hurt himself if bad ul-utalre injiqrious. here is his httest : 'IThe late young editor of the St. 'unes Senutinel, L. E. Bentley, must wlave had a severe attack of the pap tftver, or he would not have been bent on going to his pap-imaster, HI. C.W'ar Ihoth. 5We repel the charge of tardiness iplied in the first line of the above. Sat what respect are we a ''" late young tlitor" I The pun intended in the tluurth line is almost too obscure to be iscolvered by ordinary intellects, and 1s obtuseness is only exceeded by the ulhecility of the paragraph as a whole. 'i Smart Aleck ".continues: Bent or not bent, he has taken noth i't but his carpet-bag with him. The old rSntinel, as usual, is at its post, jutchking over the interests of true Re *blicans. Tl'ook nothing but our carpet-bag, llch 'Then we must have a prolific out, for from it we hi:e produced a newspaller which we think will com pare favorably with the crawfish Pio reer or the buzzard-like Sentinel which watches with great assiduity over the carrion of dead politicians. We are fain to believe oru carpet-bag consti tuted the heft of the concern. A genuine fraud, signing himself ' A. L. Close, Louisiana," some time ago wrote a letter to the Cincinnati C(ommercial, in which he denounces the supporters of the State admninis ~ration as " an oligarchy, headed by the nervous, unscrupulous adventurer, Warmoth," and among other things equally as truthful, says : On the 20th of July, I was Acting lary's larish) Convention. The at ndance was large and enthusiastic. 'his convention heartily indorsed Os bar J. )nn. D and censured Governor Warumoth, and after regularly electing Ilelegates to the State convention, ad ourned. To which the Attakapas Register, published at Franklin, St. Mary Par ish, responds: The truth is, that Mr. Close was never a secretary at any conventiot ; e never was pre.mlt at any meeting for the election of delegates; and no meeting was held in the ward on the day named. Will thie jo'rnals that reproduced he letter in question make a note of * is, or will they take stock in the .lae representations of A. L. Close by refgaing to correct them ' This cir cunlstance affords an excellent oppor tunity for testing the honesty of some of the editors who use their journals to denounce Governor .Warmoth and the State administration. The Next President. ThIe question of who is to he the next President has been a leading one for some tine, and will coitinue to grow in interest until the Presidential election of 1872 determlines it. It is possible the polular vote may not decide who is to be President for the four years commencing on the fourth of March, 1873. In that case the House of Representatives will make a choice of a President. It has seldom occurred, however, that the choice of a President has devolved upon the lower branch of Congress, and it is to be hoped that the people may succeed in electing the next President, thus avoiding the excitement that a choice in the House of Representatives will necessarily create. With the excep tion of Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams, the Presidents, com mencing with Washington, have been chosen by the Presidential electors elected by the people of the several States colmposing the American Union. In the Presidential election of 1800, John Adams and General Pinckney were the candidates of the Federal party for President and Vice Presi dent, and Thomas Jetferson and Col onel Burr were the candldates of the Republican party of that day, for the saule offices. There was a clear defeat of the candidates of tile Federal party by the pelople, but a defect in the constitution, as it then existed, rendered a choice of President by the House of Representatives necessary. According to the constitution of that day, each elector voted for two men without designating which was to be President, and lie who received the greatest number of votes was to be President, and the one receiving the next highest number of votes was to be Vice President. Mr. Jetferson and Colonel Burr, running on the same ticket, received the same number of votes, and the election, according to the constitution, had to be decided by the House of Representatives. The votes are here given by the States, the majority of the Congressional dele gation determining the vote of the State. When the election was enter ed upon by the House of lepresenta tives it singularly occurred that the States were, for a long time, equally divided between Mr. Jefferson and Colonel Burr; and it began to be feared that a man miliht be elected President who had n4t received'for that purpose a solitary vote of the people. For nmany wejeks the people were kept in intense excitement while Congress was ballotir g for a Presi dent between two pe sons who had been clearly elected 1y the peoplle, but in consequence of mL defective con stitution, a further el.ction was ren idered necessary by thd House of Rep resentatives. At leligth, after the public patience had 1become almost exhausted. Colonel Burr withdrew firom the contest, and Mr. Jefferson was chosen President, and Colonel Burr Vice President. The contest was ntt without its lesson. The con stitution was changed so as to render it necessary to name the man in con nection withll tle office which he was running for. The next and only election of this kind that has been carried into the House of Representatives, occurred in 1824. The candidates were John Quincy Adams and General Jackson. As a matter of coiuse, there was a good deal of excitement and political maneuvering in Congress before a choice of President was made. But finally, Mr. Adams was selected, and country became more composed. Mr. Clay, the sage of Ashland, as he was styled during his lifetime, took a prominent part in this contest and as sisted in electing Mr. Adams, though they had differed in politics pre vionily. A Presidential election in the ordin ar- way is always attended with con siderable excitement; but when a c(hoice is rendered necessary by the House of Representati'-4s, it is pro longed and increased. It has already been asserted by those who pretend to see into the future, that it is highly probable the coming Presidential elec tion may have to be detenninect in the 'House of Representatives; thiut the chndition of parties will be such as to render this highly probable. It is supposed by some, there will be three parties in the field, and that in that case a choice by the people will be defeated. It is now quite apparent that a good many Republicans take the liberty of disagreeing upon the subject of the next presidency. Such distinguished Republicans as Horace Greeley, Cas sius M. Clay, have already spoken out in favor of the one term doctrine. If this doctrine should become popular with the Republicans, as it is with the I)eniocrats, it will injure the chances of President Grant for a re nomination. Senator Iorton, one of President Grant's firm st and ablest supporters, in a speech lade recently in St. Louis, dwelt upon the trou that at present exist in the party. urged Republicans to cone togetl r and heal up their differences, pled - ing himself to support the nomin whoever he might be. He said ! I pledge myself to support bhti, whether he be Greeley, Sumne , Trunmbll or Grant. As this is the only way that t party can hope to achieve a vic in 1572, let us hope, for the sake of Republican principles, it will dn to and' elect the next President.-1 Orleans Republican. Charles Paul de Kock, the no French novelist, is dead. General F. J. Herron. The San Antonio (Texas) Express pays this handsome compliment to the new Secretary hf State: The New Orleans Republican of Sep tember 1, contains a highly laudatory article on the appointment of this gentleman to succed 1Mr. Bovee to the honorable and important office of Sec retary of State. Without assuming to pass upon the alleged improper and illegal conduct of his predecessor, we cannot refrain fiom uniting with the Republican, in congratulating the Governor and peo ple of Louisiana upon the acquisition of so worthy a person as General Her ron, to the administration of the re sponsible duties of Secretary of State. It was our good fortune to have known General Herron in the zenith of his military fame, when he com manded one of the finest divisions of General Grant's army at Vicksburg. He was then considered one of the most skilful, reliable and bravest, through youngest, major generals in that large and victorious army. We witnessed the ability displayed by him as a soldier successfully transfer red to civil life, in the capacity of one of the leading merchants of New Or leans, and subsequently, into the civ il service as United States marshal of Louisiana, in which capacity he won the respect and confidence of the en tire comnuunity, ofall parties, through out the State, until unwisely removed to give place to the present incompe tent blunderer of the Customhouse shame-Packard. General Herron brings rare scholarly and executive accomplishments into his new position, which will be better appreciated the longer they are exercised. Governor Warmnoth, like General Grant, seems to possess in an eninent degree the important gift of judgment in the se lection of good men. .0 -wow O Persecution of the Jews. The powers of this world once more turn their attention to the Jews. They are to be re-regulated in Algeria, that is, their liberties, due to M. Crimieux, are to be restricted in de ference to the noble savage of the country, to whom Jewish industry and Jewish peacefuliess are very offensive. In a rather better spirit their affairs are being taken up now also in Prus sia, where, ever since 1847, the date of that famous " lamdtag," they have been divided into synagogal communi ties with some sort of shadowy auton omy. Several attempts to place their affairs on a somewhat more statisfac tory basis have hitlerto failed under the auspices of the Cultus minister. This time, however, some recognized authorities belonging to their own body have been invited to report and to propose plans for the amelioration of the status quo; and as Herr Von Muhler will probably require a long rest after his return from the waters, some steps in advance may probably be taken shortly. At the same time Russian statesmen are deliberating on the future position of the Jews in the Russian empire. Before 1861 no Jew was permitted to domicile in Central Russia, nor was he allowed to enter Russian territory with out a special permit; and whenever he wanted to stay more than twenty four hours at a place, he had to pay a heavy price for the indulgence. Since 1861 all Russia has been opened to them, and-the question of finally re gulating their position in the empire proves to be one of no little difficulty. A project of a law has already been laid before the imperial council, but no decision has been arrived at as yet. The Schleische Zeitung tells a story apropos of the debates there, which is not only apocryphal, but has done duty on at least a dozen occasions, though it has never, perhaps, been told so circumstantially. When in 1851, it became a question of existence or non-existence with the Jews in Po land, Count Bludow, the president of the imperial council, received, the day before the question was to comne on, a deputation consisting of three Jewish bankers from Warsaw. The count had made it a condition that the deputation was to speak as lttle as possible. They arrived, put a small parcel upon the table, and de parted. Next day, at the council, Bludou had the present emperor at his right hand. The councillors for two hours debated in the warmest manner, but Bludow had not spoken one word. His imperial neighbor then said to him : 0 Well, Ivan Ivanowich, have you nothing to say f" Where no)n Bludow rose, showed the packet, and pointed to an inscription upon it to the following effect : " Fifteen thou sand" (roubles) ; "take, and be silent." '-This," he said, "I received that I should hold my tongue." He then rose and pleaded their cause in the warniest manner, and succeded in pro cuuing facilites for them which they had never even hoped for. The par cel, however, went back unopened, and formed the fundamental capital for a Jewish orphan asylum at Warsaw. -Pall Mall Gazette. Sandal-wood was formerly obtained by the East India Company in large quantities from the Fejee Islands. As muany as seven large Indiamen have been known to be lying at anchor in one of the bays at once, waiting for cargoes of the precious wood. The trees have been felled with such reck less improvidence that, on the shores of this same bay, a solitary sapling, planted by a missionary, is now the only living sandal-tree for many miles around. Equal to Mark Twain. Newspaper writers will thorougldy appreciate the following o'er true tale, which we take from the Philadelphia Dispatch : A week or two ago, one of our re porters had occasion to refer to a cer tain woman, whom we will call Han nah Smith, as a denizen of the eleventh ward. A day or two after ward, a huge man entered the office with his brow clothed with thunder. In his hand he carried a fearful club, and at his side trotted a bull dog whom hunger evidently had made desperate. With that quick appre ciation of the situation which is cred itable to the superior intelligence of educated men, the editor of this paper and the proprietors darted to the win dow, climbed outside, slid down the lightning rod, and went across the street to watch the bloody fray through a spyglass. With the fear lessness of conscious innocence, we sat still, merely inserting our legs in two sections of stovepipe to guard against any misapprehension of facts on the part of the bull dog. The man with the club approached. "Are you the editor ?" he asked, spitting on his hand and grasping his club. We told him that the editor was out; that he had gone to the North Pole with Captain Hall, and that he would not return before 1876, in time for the centennial celebration. " Are you the proprietor ?" asked the man. We explained to him that we were not; that the proprietors were also out; that they had gone to South America for the purpose of investi gating the curative properties of cun durango, and they expected to remain there for several years. " Well, whoever you are," exclaimed the warrior, " my name is Smith !" We told him we were glad, because if there was one thing better than the possession of the name Smith, it was the privilege of knowing a man of that name. "But, Smith," we said, "why this battle array 1 It is ab surd for a man to put on the panoply of war, and frisk into editors' sanc tums, fumbling a club and accom panied by a disheartened bull dog, simply because his name happens to be Smith." He said he called in to bust the head of the man who had insulted his sister. "It is impossible, Smith. that such a thing could have been done by any one in this office." "Is, but is wits though; and her name was published., too. Miss Smith--Miss Hanner Smith." " May we be permitted to inquire Mr. Smith, what was the precise char acter of the affront offered to Han nah ' " " Well, you see," said Smith. " the blackguard said she was a denizen. And I want you to understand," ex- t claimed Smith, becoming excited and brandishing his club in a wild man ner over our head, while the bull dog 1 advanced and commenced to sniff up and down our stovepipe-" I want you to understand that she is a decent 1 young woman, with a good character, I and none of your denizens and such I truck. The man who says she is a denizen, is a blackguard and a thief, i anti I'll smash him ovet the nose if I get a chance. They may say what I they want about me, but the man who abuses may sister has got to suffer." 1 And Smith struck the table in a vio lent manner with his club, while the a bull dog put his forelegs up on the 1 back of our chair. We pacified Smith with a diction ary. We pointed out to that raging a warrior that the Websterian definition 1 of the word "denizen" gives such a person no offending character and I deprives the term of everything like I reproach. Smith said he was satis fled, and he shook hands and kicked the bull dog down stairs. The editor and proprietors, seeing that all was s fe, immediately climbed the light ning rod and soon appeared at the window where they were introduced to Smith, with the remark that they had returned from the North Pole and the clime of the condurango, some what unexpectedly, in order to sur prise their relations. And now we suppose Smith will be mad because we have told this story about him, and he will be .coming down to interview us again, in war's magnificent stern array, with a fresh bull dog. But it will be in vain. We have rented an office in the top of the shot tower, and have planted torpe does and spring guns all the way up stairs. We warn this incendiary Smith to beware. The Austin Journal explains about the tidal wave : Professor Agassiz is said to have an nounced that on the night of the fifth or sixth of October a great tidal wave will roll over the Atlantic and gulf coast to the height of fifty feet. There are fools enough to believe that Agassiz made such a prediction, biut he himself is not one. But about that time a political tidal wave will roll over the State of Texas, from the gulf to the frontier, and leave the fraudu lent Democracy stranded and treed. Probably the scientist of Massachusetts referred to that phenomenon. A remarkable intermarriage of two families recently took place in Potta wattamie county, Iowa. One fiamnily, consisting of three sons and a daughter, married all of a neighbor's children, three daughters and one son. Business Stupidity. The New Orleans Republican ad dresses the following sensible remarks to the business community of that city : As there are eighty thousand Re publican voters in the State of Louisi ana, it reasonably follows that there are about seventy thousand of these colored men, whose average earnings may be set down at one dollar per day. There are about sixty-five thousand Democratic voters, and these may be classified as white men. The trade of the colored people belongs to New Orleans, because it is too small in detail to hunt for distant markets. And yet New Orleans mer chants persistently refuse to cultivate this immense business, and actually frown upon any man who talks of trading with negroes. The conse quence is, that all this business that can go elsewhere, seeks other mark ets where it is treated with respect and invited to come back. And the white people instead of coming to New Orleans, where their prejudices are pandered to, go off to Cincinnati and St. Louis, and trade alongside of a " nigger," just because they can get better bargains. We are running our commercial machine on a basis of three hundred and fifty thousand pee pie, when we should be running it upon a score of nine hundred thous and customers. The negroes pro duce most of the wealth of the State, and they are driven out of our lines to do their trading. Was there ever a business community that knew so little about business I Murder and Robbery. We reproduce this from the Plast ers' Banner, published at New Iberia, Louisiana: Last Friday, at half-past six o'clock, in the afternoon, the dead body of an itinerant map and picture peddler, was discovered in the road, near Dr. McGuire's place, below Jeannerette, in the parish of St. Mary. Our in, formant saw the body, and says that death was caused by a gunshot or pistol woulnd, just behind the left ear, and that it must have been instantas= neous. A short time before the botl was discovered, the peddler had been seen in conversation with a negr' man who wore gray clothes, and a white hat, and it is supposed that this negro is the murderer. The peddler had been seen with a silver watch and money, which were missing when his body was found. His pockets were turned inside out, and hkipersou exposed as though search had been made for a money belt, such as are worn underneath the clothing, around the body. The dead man had on an iron grey shirt, dark gray clothes, black felt hat, and is supposed to have been about thirty-five years old. Near the body was found a brown overcoat, tied up with a string, which disappeared dur ing the night, while the body remain ed lying in the road awaiting the arri val of the coroner. An inquest was held on Saturday, but no clue to the perpetrator of the murder was ob tained. No papers or articles were found on the person that gave any clue to the name or residence of the murdered man. Considerable excitement exists be low Jeannerette, in the neighborhood where the map peddler was murdered and robbed last Friday. It is thought that a number of desperate men who have escaped from different parish prisons recently, are secreted in the swamps in that vicinity, and a raid by them is feared at any time. Since the above was written, we learn from a reliable gentleman that last Sunday morning a negro boy was stopped at the point where the mur der of last Friday took place, and robbed of fifteen cents by three negro men, whom he recognized as Richard, the murderer who escaped from the Franklin jail; Charles, who escaped from our jail, while under the sen tence of five years in the Penitentiary for burglary, and a one-armed negro, who fornmerly belonged to M. Sorrel, accompanied by a white man, sup posed to be Ahbshire, who recently escaped from the jail in this parish. As soon as the boy was released he gave the alarm, and immediately the whole neighborhood was aroused, and about two hundred citizens, white and black, are hunting for this band of desperadoes with the determination to find and bring them to justice. Waunkesha, near Milwaukee, is tihe new Wisconsin watering place. A great hotel is soon to go up there, of which Chief Justice Chase laid the corner stone the other day. A Mil waukee paper, speaking of the place, says " It is easy of access the, climate is unsurpassed in salubrity, and the inhabitants are hospitable to a fault. Visitors here will iot 'be oppressed with the frivolity or glitter which mar _ak's enjoyment a~t the fashionable oeeresiort; nor will the masses b~e o.eptllrtby extortionate thargesm, and the importunate hangersoanrlhich infest Niagara and Saratoga." Some ingenious Yankee has invent ed a process by which msple sugar can be made out of comqon New Or leans mohassea, flavoring it by steam ing maple wood. A contemporary says : "The next thing we oae look ing for from that land of protie ideas is a process whereby they will make honey from cod- liver oil, flavoring it with beeswax."