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Official Journal of Parish of Asoension.
OfficialJournal Town of Donaldsonville. LINDEN E. BENTLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. paturdaiy, March 8, 1873. Hon, C, W. Ringgold, a Republican of high standing and a respected citi sen of New Orleans, has been ap pointed by the President as postmaster of that city, vice Hon. C. W. Lowell. The National Senate has confirmed the-excellent selection of the Presi dent. Tax resisting will prove, as it has done repeatqdly. heretofore, a pecuni ary blessing to the brokers, lawyers ' and speculators who advise it, but a dead loss and dire inisfortude to the tax pagers who engage in the worse than useless, criminal occupation of defying the legal government. A deficit of $40,000 or $50,000 has been discovered in the accounts of the New Orleans post-office. Though of course responsible for the deficiency, Postmh&ter C. W. Lowell is not sus pected of having caused it. The crime has been committed by dishonest sub ordinates, who will doubtless receive the punishmentthey have so richly earned. TAKE TOUR CHOICE.-The March number of Peters' Ifusical Monthlj. contains the following selection of new music, You can buy the Monthly for 00 cents, containing the following Music : ,avior, thou art ever Near. song and cho rus, Danks; Pretty Evaline Adair, song and ehorus, Hays; Geraldine, song and chorus, alske He Kissed me Good-bye at the Gate, song, ewart; Hear me say my Little Pray er, son, Pratt' Just as I am, hymn for Lent, Wagner;, et the Worhd Chant and ing, Easuer carol, Smart; Put on your Best Array, Easter carol, Dressler; Kittle's Polka, 4kel; Bohemian Girl (selections), Pacher,; The Village Festival, caprice, Kinkel; The Toast, Brindisi, Tonel. The publisher will send you six back punibers of 1872 for $1, or the last three numbers for 75 cents. Subscrip tion price, $3 per yeat. Address, J. 'L. p.ters, 599 Broadway, New York. Ex-Gov. Warmoth has returned to New Orleans, after a protracted so journ in Washington, wherd he has been laboring persistently but unsuc cessfully to secure the admission of McMillen to the Senate, and obtain federal recqgpition of the McEnery Government. We are quite curious to learn whether our spirited ex-Gov. will quietly accept the situation and subside into a law abiding citizen, or endeavor to stir up new strife and contention among the people of our State. We believe Gov. WVarmoth has returned to the practice of law, And in the legal profession he is des tined to become a shining libht, pro vided only that his talents I roperly directed. Louisiana's two General Assemblies adjourned Tliursday, the legal body having been in continuous session for a period of eighty-eight days. At Mechanics' Institute the closing night Afforded a pleasant scene to the many spectators gatheredto witness it. Aft-r adjournment, several prominent spea kers were called upon to address the assemblages both in the Senate chainm iber and in the Hall of the House of Representatives, and they all respon dled in their happiest veins, predict ing the future peace and prosperity of the State under Republican admin istration of the government. Gov. Kellogg was to be seen mingling with } the' legislators, shaking. hands and holding pleasant conversation with them, expressing and receiving con gratulations upon the triumph of the Republican party in the contest but just ended. The McEnery Assembly died with much less grace than its victorious rival, The last act of thesession was the adoption of resolutions, declaring the intention of the members to resist the " Kellogg usurpation," as thex are pleased to term the legal State Government, to the bitter end, espec ially in the matter of collecting taxes. Deprived of their "State-House," which has been cptured by the Met ropolitsa Militia, deserted by two of their most able members, Messrs. Smart and Bickham, who returned to the legal Assembly, the remaining McEnery legislators could not be ex pected to enjoy a very happy frame of mind, and their unbecoming demise as legislators will find palliation in the public eye from their peculiar situa tion and surroundings. As a piece of buncombe, this body of pretenders resolved to assemble again next Jan nary, or sooner if convened by " Gov ernor John McEnery," but we will wager wealth that the admiring world has gazed upon the Odd Fellows' Hall Legislature for t(he last time. THE OVERT ACOT. MoEnery's Mob Militia Attack the Second District Police Station, New Orleans, but are Whipped off by the Police Odd Fellows' Hall captuted by the Met ropolitan Militia-End of the Pretended Government-"After the Storm, Oalm." Beaten at the polls last November; beaten in the attempt to falsify the result of the election though the in strumentality of venal public officers; beaten in their appeal to the State Courts and to the National Congress for recognition, the supporters of the Warmoth-McEnery pretended govern ment this week resorted to the last desperate chance left open to over throw the Kellogg administration mob violence. It gives us considerable satisfaction to say that they have also been beaten at this-squelched out by the strong arm of the rightful govern ment, to be heard of, we hope, no more in the political world. Last Tuesday evening, about nine o'clock, some two hundred armed men marched upon and took posses sion of the Sixth Precinct Police Sta tion, in New Orleans, a point which was guarded by only two or three police officers. This brilliant achieve ment was followed by an attack upon the Second Precinct Station Wednes day night. The mob, or " McEnery militia," "must have numbered a thousand or more, while but thirty eight policemen guarded the station. Some rgun stores in the vicinity of Jackson square were broken open and gutted by the mob, who were armed with every concevable weap on, from Winchester rifle. and breech onding shot-guns to dirk knives and single-barrelled pistols. For half an hour after the attack upon the station a lively interchange of shots between the besieging and besieged took place, the windows of the old Court-House being shattered with bullets and the walls dotted with marks of the lead en missiles. The small band of Met ropolitan Militia held out like true soldiers against the overwhelming force which was hurled against them, and'kept the assailants at bay until Superintendent and Brigadier Gener al Badger arrived with a detachment of eighty men and a 12 pound cannon and attacked the mob, driving them into Jackson Square for refuge. The cannon was Fred several times, and iron railings torn from the Square fence, as also an iron pillar knocked from under a neighboring gallery, at tested the danger ofstanding in front of the piece of ordnance. After Gen. Badger and his brave band had fairly beaten and demoral ized the crowd, a U. S. military officer appeared upon the scene and ordered "Gen. Waggaman " to disperse the remnant of his mob not already dis persed, and the redoubtable McEnery General was fain to obey. When perfect quiet was restored in the second precinct, Gen. Badger struck a line of march for the sixth district, arriving there about 1 o'clock in the morning. An immediate demand was made upon the persons holding the station to surrender, but the answer was a volley of bullets. Choosing a squad of twenty men, Gen. Badger charged the building and re-captured it, taking eleven prisoners. Thus ended the great MIcEnery rev olution which was to overturn the Kellogg government in ten hours, and its utter failure to accomplishl that object demonstrates the falsity of the oft-repeated statement of the Fusion press and politicians that without federal support the legal State Gov ernment could not sustain itself. In the fight at Jackson Square one man was killed and several wounded, among the mob. Only one policeman was hurt, and he received but a slight flesh wound in the arm. At the sixth precinct rencontre one of the rioters was killed and a couple wounded, none of the police being injured. Armed with the effective Winches ter rifle, and drilled with military precision, the Metropolitan Militia is a most formidable body of men, and there is little fear of any further rio tous demonstration on the part of the McEneryites after the salutary casti gation they have received from the gallant Metropolitan Brigade. On Thursday morning Odd Fellows' Hall was taken possession of by Gen. Badger, and Speaker Moucure and several members of the McEnery House of Representatives arrested and sent to jail, where they remained but a few hours, being released on bail. It is said that Messrs. McEnery and Aria stead, pretending Governor and Sec :etary of State, were in the building when Gen. Badger's men marched upon it, but made good their escape ;hrough a rear entrance. Since the defeat of the mob perfect tuiet has reigned in New Orleans, and there is no reason tq apprehend fur- Ii tiher disturbance. It is generally ac- c knowledged thalt the McEnery Preten- tb sion has been completely extinguished, p and numbers of its most influential v adherents have expressed t4 Gov. y Kellogg and his friends their determi- p nation to recognize and give their al- t legiance to the legal and established c State Government. d NATURALIZED.-Wandering in the neighborhood of the second precinct t police station, New Orleans, last Wed nesday night, bent upon learning the particulars of the affray between the police and the McEnery mob, which had taken place a short time previous, the editor of this paper was pounced t upon by a squad of the gallant Metro politan Militia and borne off to the I lock-up upon charge of being a strag- t gling McEnery rioter. The only arms upon our person at the time, besides the pair nature has given us, were, a fearful three-bladed pen-knife and a death dealing double-barrelled lead- 1 pencil, with which we are wont to scribble the weekly modicum of edi torial matter which appears in the CGuIEF. As a peaceable, inoffensive citizen, in no wise connected with the disturbance of an hour before, we protested against being placed in durance vile, but an astute metropoli tan informed us that under the law we were liable to arrest for carrying concealed weapons, for, reasoned he, if "the pen is mfightier than the sword," surely a lead pencil must be equal to a bowie knife. Overwhelmed with the force of this logical deduction, we submitted quietly to our fate, remain ing in the lock-up for the space of an hour and a quarter, by which time we succeeded in smuggling a note to the gentlemanly police captain com mmnding the precinct informing himn of our identity and circumstances at tending our arrest, and we were at once released. Fortunately, among the officers of a company of U. S" troops who had arrived in the station while we were yet playing checkers with our nose against the cell window, was Lieut. Winnie, whom many of our readers will remember as having been stationed in this town just after the election riot of 1870. The Lieut. kindly assured the police captain that we were ourself, and seconded our petition for release. Who says we are not now qualified to hold office t OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. WASHINGTON, D. C., March 1, 143. EDITOR CHIEF: The weather is again mild, and from present appearances ere the fourth of March arrives, there will be no vis ible effect from the recent storms which have visited the Atlantic States. The city is being rapidly filled with stran gers, and the Capital with its broad dimensfons is dark with the dense multitude of people within its walls. The parts most visited in the Capitol are the marble rooms and the rotunda, where thi, works of art are exhibited -over the latter is the dome towering upnearly 400 feet. Thousands ascend it daily with eye-glasses in hand to view the city, which can be seen exten ding from Georgetown heights, at the extreme west, to far beyond the Navy Yard, in the cast, a distance of nearly five miles, and from Howard's Univer sity, north, to the broad Potomac on the south, a distance of about three miles. As the hours grow less before the adjournment of the 42nd Congress, puiblic feeling increases in favor of the meeting of the 43rd Congress. The numerous legitimate bills before Con gress which have long been slumbering in Committee or on the Speaker's table have their advocates who are interested in an extra session; but should an extra session be called it is quite unlikely that the season would be sufficiently long to.allow the newly appointed committees to, consider and report upon these old bills. The friends of Senator Patterson are using every effort to postpone the consideration of the report of the com mittee sustaining the charges of brib ery and the recommendation of expul sion. Mr. P. is not seen in the Senate any more. What your correspondent long since prophesied in reference to him has at last come to pass. Pomeroy is doing his best to get his case con sidered before adjournment, hoping thereby to be exonerated from cen sure, and perhaps insuring a new senatorial election in Kansas. It seems quite doubtful, however, if the Senate can be induced to take his case up to the sacrifice of more important busi ness. The superintendent of the police is making arrangements for additional police force, to be selected from citi zens to do service during inauguration week. So many arc the pickpockets liere on inauguration days that great a efforts are essential to be made to pro- o tect strangers from being robbed. The d police records show that fifty arrests e were made on the 4th of March four t yeai's ago. It is creditable to the pro- 9J prietors of Washington hotels that 4 they have determined to make no , extra charge f6f accommodation this a day. There is, however, but little t show for those who havd not already I engaged accommpdations at the hotels I to get any, cots placed in halls ahd :vacant rooms having been in good demand. The Wilson Committee of the House of Representatives report that the t Union Pacific Company paid its con tractors for building their road $93, 000,000, and that the work cost the latter only $50,000,000, ldaving $43, 000,000 clear profit in securities, worth in gold $23,000,000. This, it is con tended, indicates a misapplication of trust funds, which warrants a suit in equity against all concerned, stock holders and others, for recovery of the rights of the nation in its second mort gage bonds. A bill has been reported directing such a suit, but whether, in the form of business, it will pass both Houses, is quite problematical. Whatever may be the culpability of the notorious Oakes Ames his writ ten reply to the Poland report stamps him as a man of remarkable ability and grasp of mind. His great achieve ment in the building of 700 miles of railroad through a most difficult coun try, and far from the base of supplies, exhibits a mastpr mind. Absorbed in his grand ideas and actions like many others in a similar position, he forgot the imperative obligations of morality, and too easily slid into the heresy that the end justifies the means. His Credit Mobilier organization and the corruption of longressrnen founded& upon it detract from the merits of his great work and bring down upon him adisgrace which even his great abilities can not overpower. Among the private bills introduced during the session is'one providing for the payment of $373,879.88 to the heirs of Richard W. Meade, (father of General Geo. G. Meade,) in satisfac tion of a claim which has been -ont standing since the year 1869. At that time the Spanish government was in debted to Mr. Meade to the amount ablove named, and a royal decree had been issued acknowledging the debt. When the Cortes were about to make provision for its payment the United States agreed to assume the debt on condition that Spain would ratify the treaty then pending, by which Florida was to be ceded to the United States, and on the furtoer condition that cer tain private grants which the Spanish government had made in that territory should be annulled. Both these con ditions were complied with; but, al though our government thus made a* valuable territorial acquisition, it has never paid the debt from which it released the government of Spain in order to secure the ratification of the treaty. It is too late to do justice in the matter, for the original claimant has long been dead, and one of his sons was driven to insanity by the anxieties incident to his contest with the government. The original claim ants consisted of the family of R. W. MIeade, several of whom are now liv ing, having large families, who are living in comparative poverty, one of them having for several years past filled a clerkship is one of the depart mnents of this city. The obstacles to the payment of the claim have been purely technical, its justice having been repeatedly, recognized both in the Courts and in Congress. To say nothing of the gratitude due to the memory of the hero of Gettysburg, a regard for the national reputation for simple financial honesty, should in duce Congress to wipe out the stigma which the non-payment of this just debt fixes upon our government. A glance at our latest financial re ports show that this country with enormous facilities for manufacturing is exporting only raw material, or, at least, low grade manufactures. This exportation involves the enormous expense of two transportations. First the raw material is carried over thou sands of miles of water and rail and then re-transported to the scene of its original production. Our western farmers are just beginning to realize this truth and its terrible disadvan tages. Let them reduce railway tariffs to the lowest possible figure ana they will but partially remedy the evil. But let them establish home manu factures and apply a portion of the force now employed in surplus agri culture and they will find a market right at their doors. The English working classes by their peculiar and characteristic safe per sistence, are gaining the adtvantage of the capitalists. Their couree, e different from the Volcanic ouburbfts of French laboring men, is beginning to bear fruits beyond all previous hope. The agitation itself, founded tpon gross anomalies in the English pro' ductive system, can only result in some reorganization of labor and capi tal, which will ultimately proVe * benefit to both parties. The English papers are full of the great struggle nor going on. Let us hope that in our country this conteet may be avoid ed from the commencement by a great er diffusion of working capital held by the. workmen themselves.. 0 Count Edenburg, the German Min ister of the Interior, acknowledges and deplores the tendency ofthe Ger man people to leave the fatherland, but he can find no help for it, and he proposes no authoritative mqas ures for its repression. The enormous rise in prices of living has not been accompanied by an equal increase in the wages of labor, and hence the working classes are feeling the pres sure in an increAsed degree. But what is most serious in this emigration is, that it embraces a large proportion of the small capitalists. They are seriously alarmed at the terrific slaugh tor of the late French war, and are very uneasy as to the future action of the government. The Minister ree ommends an increase of machinery to supply the loss of labor. Prussia has not escaped the general scandal of railroad corruption. Sev eral jobbing operations have lately been unearthed in that kingdom, which indicate that it is making a steady progress in civilization. The corrup tion charged is leveled againmt mem bers of the Prussian Cabinet, and the government has ordered" an investi gationm Prussia, howvercan hardly hope to rival the extreme richness and the [titilating raciness of our Credit Mobilier developments. The anxiety to behold the inangura tion procession in this city is shown by the fact that the owner of two rooms one Pennsylvania Avenue rented them to parties at $500 for seven days, boarding them at aliotel. These rooms command a fine view of thiprocession. Single windows will bring from $10 to $20. Money is often more abundant than discretion in sight-seeing. Ope of the most interesting chapters in the report of the Commissioner of Education for 1872 is an account of school affairs in Finland. The sketch is by Dr. Felix Heikle, of the univer sity in Helsiugfors, the capital of Fin land. The writer says that in mid summer the days in North Finland are 22.24 hours long, and in the South, 19 hours long, and that the lowest temperature in mid winter is about 40 degrees below zero. The area of Finland is about 107,000 square miles and its population in 1870 was 1,773, 612. It is supposed that the cottntry was settled in 700 A.-D. by a barbar ous tribe from eastern Europe. In the 12th century the Swedes conquered the people and introduced Christianity. In 1809 the Russians conquered the country, and it is now a separate Grand Duchy under the present Russian sov ereign, the Emperor Alexander. Its legislature only meets every five years at least. The oldest school latW dates from 1611. Until 1869 the Lutheran church superintended the schools, but it is now under a separate administra tion. - Primary intction-is given by what is called migratory schoolsin the rural districts. No person is confirmed by the church unless he or she can read, nor can he obtain any political privileges. A knowledge of reading, therefore, is universal. There isevery grade of educational institution known in Europe, and in seven out of ten of the thirty-three cities there are insti tutions for the thorough education of females. At the National University the students are educated free of charge. The occupations of the Fins are agriculture,'stock raising, manu facture and commerce. The first rail road was built in 1859. In consequence of the numerous inquiries for the report of the Bureau of Education for 1872 your readers are respectifully informed that the report is completed and is in the hands of the printer, who can, however, print only what is ordered by Congress. The committeeson education andlabor in both the House and the Senate have recommended the printing of 40,000 copies of the educational report, but both bodies have been so overwhelmed with other matters that the report has not been acted upon and thereis dan ger it may not be. Those who have been favored with the educational reports and who, therefore, know their great value, will, doubtless, watch the result with much anxiety, and by let ter or otherwise urge upon their Mem bers and Senators the need of print ing a liberal supply of these reports. ALERT. The onl Reliable bif Distribution Constry, $60,000 0 IN VALUABLE GI To be Distributed i 160th Regular Month1t To be drown Monday, April jMk, Two Gr.qd Capitals of $6,000 each, in Two priz $ ,00M Five perises 500 g. IN Ten pries 0 1 ) I 1 horse sad baggy, with harness, worth e0t l i lne-toned rosewood piano, womIk Ten. family sewing machin.s, w *each. Five gold watehes and $300 each. Five gold Amerimsa. watches, worth $125 each. T gold hunting watohes, worth $7 800 Geld aas N#rn Lever Hause a (in all) worth from $20 1t . GohA Chain., Silverware, JewehT, Whole number Giftes 6,~ Agents wanted to sel lick , libral premiums will be paid. Single tickets $1; Six Twelve tickets $10; T tickets $20. Circulars containing a full list of description of the manner of other information in reference to the bution, will 1je sent-to any one All letters mus oote adedres ' °te-.. MDAw OtrweC, L. D. 101 W. Fifth St. B"AL"* I N Having made my Spring recent Bankrupt Sales, I am now tooffe speelaLindneementa eo and the public at large, ln the goods, via: PRINTS, a 10c. 4-4 BLEAC . COTTONS, 0 12, 17 41 4 BROWN " " . 1, I ` ALL LINEN CHECK 41s., COTTON CIHEC, - 12(., ALL LINEN DAMASE, 0c., SATIN STRIPE PIQUE', 30s., LINEN HIDK'S, $1. j, $1,5O, cor8lFS , ... $1.25, " win also dispose of balance of STOCK at equally low prisees ftP As we are shortly to receive i r stock of SiMMER GOODSI a rder room for the same we are dispeolog of Winter Good bnel ew MARX ISRAEL, Mississippi Street, corner of ml-2t DONALDSONVILL D R. W. M. MGALLIAB, . Jomaldsoeam'rlier, List of Letters , Remaining in Donaldsonvile P March 1st, 1878. A Alemen, Camille Allen, Celestlae Adanes, Alive Able, J. B. B Brooks, Philip Brooks, Mi..ss Baiz, Rudolph Brown, Jame's Barer, Litton Bmd. Nums Bowling, James Best, Dnr . Brown, Edwin C. Brown, T. Bird, Mrs. Rose Bailey, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Margret . C Clore, Alonzo K. , Clay, Wma. 1W. Davis, Ma Dom DPmn, D Dean, JoiI Domingue, Dright, Henry Garry, Pat. MI. Gravoi, M. Gonzales, V ye. Joseph Gibbens, O. P. Gray, Augastus N. H Holden, O. C. Horton, Jt T. - Hockins, Adam Hopkins, H Herbst, C. Henderson, Hager, Milton Hopkins, M. J ·i Johnson, Joseph Jackson, P. C. Kirby, Capt. Emory L Lee, Miss Clara Logan, Charles Lee, Mrs. Rocksey Lawrence, Qunsri La, Mrs George Lane, D. J. LeBlanc, Rene Laces, Benj. Maybin, William Mallaiar, Wii Massey, Miss Lizzie Mathew, Miss4i- Martin, Numa Muncey, Ths.sa Melangon, M. L. 1% Naras, Simon Newsom, Wesley ' 0-P Opdyke, Robt. F. Planter, Noentmes Perkins, Gustus Payne, Horses Pinking, Samford Pasit, Mr. e Rice, Ceder Rogest, Bervanm Richard, Mrs. Minnie Rugken, Renbea Rafsun, Henry Kandolph, Nat. Rogge, Wilhehn Reas, John l Sam, Mareant Stewart, A. Speckert, Albert Saddler, Wm. Sulivan, M. P. O T Thomas, Mrs. D. Trent, Flemine "W Warner, John Weitreted, Mrs. L Williamson, George Wallick, O. P. P. LANDRY. P. M. F'. FO.RR. Asst. P. M.