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THE DONALDSONVILLE C IEF.
THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE CORPORATION OF DONALDONVILIE.
VOLUME 2. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1873. NU ."
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itor and proprietor personally.
A Milesiau astounded a grocer by
eatering his store with this request:
"' Mister McGra, would you lind me
an empty barrel of flour to make a
ben-coop fur me dog ."
A professor, preaching to a class of
collegians about the formation of hab
its, Laid recently: " Gentlemen, close
your ears against bad discourses."
The students immediately clapped
their hands to their ears.
To, atte a beta petition was re
,ady, .esnted-to a worthy citizen
of Deft; Mih., apry;ing for the abo
Ltioa of the Ah and police depart
usont and his own execution. tfe
glanced at the first few lines and
' chalked" down his name.
A family in Vermont, on resuming
intercourse with the external world
after the winter's seclusion amid im
pet#abtle sneowdrifts, are horrified to
dtd that they have ter several weeks
bea b kraking the Sabbath in secular
payasits and keeping Monday holy
n.stead.
Newspaper mistakes are scarcely
unavoidabte. Every issue of many
journala ismolves the placing of 150
W(00 types. Out of that number some
will be wrongly placed, in spite of
the best of are. A Pittsburg paper`
made a rather ridiculous blunder late
ly and yet there was only one letter
out of place. The editor said "The
Legielature pasted (passed) the bill
over the Ge.veraoits head."
As we have often held was the ease
with the " zygonmatic arch," the social
science association that recently met at
Rochester proved conclusively that
' the komologies of the synmnoosal
bete indicates the posterior half of the
zygematie arch." Now will those
editors that have doubted our state
meonts about it have the manliness to
come out and make the necessary cor
rection I If not we may be obliged to
bust somebody's "synomosal bone"
for him.
In a murder case tried in an Irish
court, there was abundant testimony
that the murder was committed in
bright moonlight. The counsel for the
prisoner, toward the end of the case,
passed around among the jury an al
manac by which it appeared that
there was no moon on the night of
the murder. The prisoner was ac
quitted at once. After the trial, his
counsel sent in a bill, of which one
item was: "To printing almanac with
out moon, £50."
The Fitchburg, Mass., Sentinel. an
excellent paper, is going to start a
daily. We are glad of it. We start
ed a daily once. We ran it nearly
four months, and then paused. Since
then we take a lively interest in such
enterprises. We have no doubt the
Sentinel people will make the daily
work, and we are quite positive it will
make them work. A man who goes
through life without having started a
daily paper misses a rare and valua
ble experience. Falling down stairs
with a cook-stove will hardly conm
hiensate him.-Danbeury News.
HrDROPr 3BrA.-Dr. Wh~ittaker is of
opinion that cases of hydrophobia are
often due"to mental anxiety, grief or
terror associated with or acting upon
. a morbid fancy. For, on the one
hand, fatal cases have occurred in a
man without the bite of an animal at
all; the mere belief thata bite has been
received from a rabid animal has suf
hiced to induce violent hydrophobia ;
while, on the other hand, the bites of
dogs reputedly mad have bee fie
quenty followed by no symptoms
whatever. Trosseau mentions having
met with a number of cases simulating
this disease, but really arising from
mental impressions." While there is
no doubt that the disease is frequent
ly communicated by the absorption
of the virus, it is unfair not to give
even sheep killing dogs the benefit of
the doctor's view.
Hlion. A. P. Field.
[From the Iberville Pioneer and News.J a]
No man is more- thoroughly known ni
to Louisiana than is our Attorney Ii
(General. For many years prior to the
war, the chief practitioner at her crim- -
ial bar, wherever a peculiarly des- T
perate case was at issue, he was al
most eeartian to be retained for the de
fense. A profound civil lawyer as t
well, the demands upon his profes- d
sional talent have been exorbitant.
Coming to Louisiana more than a
generation back, from Iowa, where, if
we remember aright, he had been an
Attorney General and a conspicuous 1
political leader, few men have had
less leisure permitted them than has !
he. The rebellion found him a deter- 1
mined friend of the Union, whom c
menace could not awe. With the
exception of serving a short unexpired
term in Congress, he has been con
stantly engrossed by 'his profession
and has participated in politics only c
where besought to address the people v
during a canvass. A resolute oppon- F
ent to Warmoth in 1868, he refused C
all affiliation with that officer during t
the latter's entire term; and Repub- t
licans felt in the late campaign that
the Baton Rouge ticket had received
great strength from the addition of
his name thereto for the office lie now
holds. Wherever lie appeared through .,
the coammonwealth he aroused a po- a
litical fervor and personal regard that t
was of incalculable service to the ticket; t:
and we rejoice to say that since as- y
suming the Attorney Generalship he
has exhibited a vigor and earnestness
which can but assure him popular ij
esteem in even greater measure. His
post is a responsible one at any period,
but at a critical hour like the present, p
it is a matter of vitail moment that its t
incumbent should possess courage, `
mature judgment and severe legal
training. These characteristics enmi- i
nently pertain to A. P. Field. l
As chief public prosecutor and as
the legal adviser of the State admninis- d
tration, he is just the man for the
place; and if necessary, does not lies- li
itate to deal in round, emphatic terms. I
I Naturally amiable, he is jealous of j
the claims of his office and of the great
interests of public order, and what
ever conflicts with them arouses in
him an ugly antagonism. r
Colonmel Field can scarcely be less
than sixty years of age, is over six
feet in height .and possessed of an
r uncommonly stalwart frame. His
face is evidently older than his body,
but its resolute features and clear eye
betoken a man in whose spleffdtd ma
turity no deeny has thus far begun. t
If we read him rightly, he feels no
little disdain fir the professional poli
tician, and thinks Louisiana has al
ready been over-ridden by too many
f of that class.
r If there shall ensue any delinquen- t
- cies on the part of the State officers
r say Tax Collectors-Col. Field will
not relent in his pursuit until the pen
1 alties of the law are completely ex
hausted.
If we rejoice that Kellogg supplanted
Ise Warmoth, it should be no less a rea
sial son for cheer that Field is in the At
;at torney Generalship. He is a personal
t uat surety for the tranquility of the State
sal to the full extent of his official powers.
the While he lives, his IRepublican zeal is
ose too great to permit him to be inactive
te- for the public interests and his talents
to are too valuable not to be required
or- by the people for public defense. IHe
to counsels with himself, not with small
e" politicians-he acts with decisiveness
and promptitude that denote a solid
self-conusciousness. He is, in fact, just
ishl the man for the place.
mnv
in True Success in Life.
Hie Human life, my friend, is not one
.e, chance, but a thousand. The special
ia end you toiled for may not be attained.
of Tihe steps you took toward that end
ac- will prove of far greater consequence.
his You are a business man, perhaps, and
your ventures have miscarried one
th- after the other, and now you look
t sadly back through a long vista of
disappointments and defeat. But
meanwhile you are known to be a
an good man and true--a kind husband
Sa and father, a loyal citizen and faitllh
st- ful friend,--and many a maln who has
rly passed you in the race for wealth and
ice fame may look with envy upon the
itl love and respect you have gained by
the ytr personal character and services.
il%' Your want of success in business life
vil may be due to some peculiar lack in
oes yourself, or may result from some
d a thiing adverse in your surroundings,
na- but remember that while your under
uirs takings may fail over and over again,
mn- yourself may be a glorious success.
And here we touch upon the true so
lution of the whole difliculty. We
sof cherish this superlicial philosophy of
are life which makes the end supremeo and
F Qr counts for nothing the steps taken to
pon ward that end, and we produce such
one shallow and dishonest types of char
sa acter at the present daty-these shod
at dy contractors, flash-in-the-pan gen
cen irals, sensational preachers, and clap
tuf- trap politicians. No, friends, we have
ai :. right to count efliurt as well as effect.
s of Not the result of a course of conduct,
fie- but the motive and nature of it, are
Ils the all-important matter. You can
ing not command success, whether the
ing nueans employed be fair or foul, but
"om it makes a great deal of difference to
is your personal character and to your
nt- fellow-men what kind of methods you
eion employ. The consequences of your
ive actions are agreat deal more important
t of than the particular end they are in
tended to subserve. A good cnd can
not justify bad means, for these have
already reacted upon your character,
and by force of example demoralized
others also. But if you fail in man- i
liness, courage and integrity, then all
outward successes amount to nothing.
The man himself, that is the true
end, and so far as we fall short of that
ideal, we fail. Outward plans depend
upon a thousand contingencies, but
this inner triumph the world can never
deprive you of, because the world
never gave it to you. Let us hear no
more sneers$then at any want of tern
poral success, no depreciation of pa
tient painstaking, or laborious effort. 1
No man fails wjio does his duty. If
you are conscious of righteous lur
pose and the use of honest methods, i
you have succeeded already, what
ever may be the result.-O. IV. Welnte.
Caught a Tartar.
[From the W. B. R. Sugar Planter.J
The agony is over, and the New
Orleans Fusionists got more than they
wafted and what they did not expect.
For some time the arrival of Senator
Carpenter had been looked for with
the utmost impatience, as he wans sup
posed to be the '' coming manu" who
would and could straighten up every
thing to the satisfaction of the friends
of Colonel McEnery. Feasts were
prepared, guests invited, speeches
written out, statements cut and dried
and every thing made lovely for put
ting the Fusion house in order and
themselves in virtual possession of the
State Government. Well, the great
man reached town at last, and was at
once the victim of the great surprises
in store for him. Cordially lie accept
ed all the honors showered upon him,iI
not the least of which were the post
lprandial speeches in which the dis
tinguished ex-Tax Collector of the
jrWarmoth regime figured extensively
in the wildest flights of poetic imag
ination and Warmoth logic. 'hi.ngrs
looked bright and harmonious for the
Fusion cause, until the Senator was
discovered to have been dined and
wined by the leading Republicans, and
had actually been seen riding in Gov.
Kellogg's carriage. Matters looked
bluer when it became public that the
Senator had accepted the hoslpitaliti es
of the principal colored Republicans
' and had made them a savory speech,
redolent of good sense, sound argn
mnent and essentially to the point.
But dil desperand~tm was the motto of
the unterrified Fusionists. and the
Senator was invited to give a public
address upon the issues of the day in
Louisiana-au invitation .crdially ac
cepted-and straightway was Exposi
tion Hall placed in readiness for the
hopeful event.
iopetiil event.
When night came the spacious hall
was crowded with expectant Fusion
ists, serene Republicans of both colors, 1
and a vast host of fence riders ready
to groan or applaud as occasion be
came necessary. The Senator began
his work with rolled up sleeves, and
in less than no time convinced every
man in the room that the Fusionists
had nothing to hope from himn, and
that they stood on grounds that left
them not the slightest chance for the 1
success of AlcEnery. This damper fell
upon them with the weight of imneinse
horse-power, and completely crushed
out all the hopes created by big din
ners, grand receptions and the many
'' windy suspirations of forced breath,"
in the shape of ill-digested speeches.
" If MeEnery was elected," said lie,
" it was done by fraud," while at the
same time he did not admit that Kel
logg was fairly electedt. liHe put it in
this wise: If the returns were truth
ful, McEuery was elected, but as the
case was presented to us, we were sat
isfied the election was not fitrly held.
The Senator then puts it thus:
"And, gentlemen, if the Kellogg
Government can not show that the
election returns were fraidulent, I
believe that Congress will order ia new
election, and put him out."
Now, all that can be drawn from
i Senator Carpenter's speech is that the
Fusionists can make the most of it;
that Congress will order a new elec
tion, and that it will be held under
United States supervision. In that
6 event, what will they do? Vote to
prove that they have a majority in the
State, or stay at Ihonie for spite ? Of
one thing they may be certain, and
that is the full Republican vote will
be polled.
The incorrigible Don Piatt, contem
plating the possibility that Captain
1 Jack will exterminate the Americ-an
- people at the rate the very one-sided
Modoc war is going on, throws a sop
to that ferocious chief by saying tlhat
lhe desires it to be distinctly un(.lersood,
before this thing goes any further, that
Captain Jack has always been his
Stfirst choice for President. The oh
f jection to the Modoc is that he nev
e1 r defines his position ; at least our of
- ticers have not succeeded in locating
I1 him to their satisfaction. His ideas
- in regard to back pay are uncertain,
- but lihe has a way of going for an ad- -
- versary's back hair which is unpleas
- ant, to say the least of it. On the
e stealage question he agrees substan
tially with Oakes Ammies; goes for all
lie can get and puts it where it will do
e the most good. The okl reprobate
a seems ambitious of making a modern
e Pompeii of his lava beds bly entolmb
t ing the government troops under the
o volcanic debris of his retreat. The
r ancient Pompeiians inscrilbed Care ca
it nera on the floor of their vestibules, and
r the grim Modoc has written on many
ta granite rock of his retreat, with the
blood of govetrnment soldiers: "'Be
u ware of Captaiu Jack!"
Tax Reduction.
[From the North La. Republican.]
We endeavored to show the people
in our last issue that they were in a
condition to ask for tax leniency, not
tax resistance. In this article we wish
e to say to party leaders and those in
authority, as well as the people, that
1 the law abiding citizens of Louisiana
not only ask for tax leniency, but do
r mand in thunder tones tax reduction.
That the present high rate of taxation
° is unnecessary-that there are a thou
sand rivulets and some very large
streams running from the State Treas
Sury that ought to be stopped, none
can deny. 'Thle present administra
tion must correct these abuses and
reduce the running expenses of the
governument. It behooves the Repub
lican party now to examine into every
branch of the government and lop off
every unless and extravagant expend
iture. They are in a position to do
this, and they can not retain the con
tidence of the people, and ought not
to, unless they do this so far as they
can.
We believe Gov. Kellogg is fully
alive to the necessity of this matter,
o and we know that the last Legislature
did much to reduce the expenses of
the State Government, and would
h lave done nmuch more had they not
b been surrounded by such unfaivorable
circumistances. The people must re
member that the State Government
can Ilot accomplish this without their
e co-operation. They must not allow
themselves to be blinded to their real
interests and be led astray by politi
cians. The people, as sudh, have
really few political interests to sub
serve. All they ask is protection and
tan economical administration, and it
matters little to them from what ex
ceecutive they receive this. They have
a right to demand this proteet'in and
economy so fill as they co-operate as
citizens in bringing it about.
Now the question is, how can this
l) be accomplished in the present condi
<1 tion of affairs ? In the first place, we
d ask the people to remember that the
d present State Government is not re
d splisille for the burdensome taxation
e now imposed upon them--that it was
entatiled by thle corrulptionl and extrav
,Igance of Warinotlh and his grasping
ithie of ftreebooters. To obtain tax
reduction and relief from these bur
t. dens the citizen must cease to embar
rass ani ad.nministration that has done
" themi no harim and promises earnest
reform. Good policy dictates that a
Sfair trial be given this Government.
i Organizing resistance-applanding utn
- lawful and riotous acts is not a proper
ie course to pursue to obtain State pros
,, peity. To secure an economical ad
ministration-to reduce the present ai
political chaos to order and peace ; to a
bring back to Louisiana her wonted r
seed-time and harvest of prosperity- -
lal must cause the very echoes of re- 1
bellion to die away from the air, subt
atitute healthy public sentiment for 1
demoralizing excitement-iremove all 1
those causes, real or imaginary, which N
1 afford a pretext for onerous laws.
STurmoil and confilsion by the citizen t
e begets partisan legislation. If the c
statutet book has laws not consonant
Swith the letter and spirit of our con
stitution, and imposing unnecessary
burdens, whose fault is it? They t
were not enacted for peaceful citizens,
but the Legislature passed lmhem for i
self-defense against powerful bands of <
citizens proclaiming open revolution. F
e It is unjust for citizens to condemn as
revolutiona;ry those measures which t
" their own conduct brought about, and t
which the Legislature in its foresight I
e knew to he necessary to preserve the e
1 people from anarchy in spite of them- t
selves. It u on't do for the people to I
talk about usurpations when it is
g their own politie't passions and prej
e ndices that distracts society and in- 1
duces these excesses, for if they were.
not held in check for the time by these F
very laws they deem so odious, society
nwould ultimately be dismembered.
I The zealots for inordinate personal 1
liberty, whether they assume the role
of communistic libertinism in France 4
0 or of insane agitation in America, are 1
equally the enemies of true Republi- 1
canism. There is no truer axiom int
Spolitical ethics than thalt a capacity
Sfor self-governmient on the part of its 4
<1 citizens is the first essential to a suc
cessful Republican Government.
We are, however, cheered by intel
ligence from all parts of the State that
, the people are at last aroused to the
duty of the hour-to the necessity of
d maintaining the laws in their integri
tv-of giving to Governor Kellogg's
't administration a fair trial. This
awakened intelligence is the fiat of
it destruction to political schemers who
have caused so much disaster to un
_happy Louisiana, and is also the har
binger of prosperity to the State.
f- ------ _____
{g We find in an exchange. the follow
is uing remarks, which all printers and
n, publishers will agree in calling sensi
1- I ble, and commtiend them to the atten
-i tion of the red;Ter. They will apply to
ie all localities in which newspapers cir
c- culate : The printer's dollars-where
11 :fIr they ? A dollar here and a dollar
to there sc·attered over the counity, miles
te and miles !apart, how shall they le
in gathered together? The paper maker,
h- the journeyman compositor, the build
ie ing owner, the grocer, the tailor and
le all assistants to him in carrying oni
a- his business have their demands hard
ld ly ever small as a single dollar. But
iv thle mites front here and there must
e' he diligently gathered and patiently
k- hoarded, or the wherewith to dis
chairge the liabilities will never he
come sufficiently bulky. We imagine
the printer will have to get up and
address to his widely-scattered dollars
something like the following: "Dol
lars, halves, quarters, dimes and all
manner of fractions into which you
are divided, collect yourselves and
come home. You are wanted. Com
binations of all sorts of men that help
to make the printer a proprietor gath
er in such force and demand with such
good reasons your appearance at this
counter, that nothing short of you
will. please them. Collect yourselves,
for valuable as you are you will never
pay the cost of collecting. Come here
in single file, that the printer may
form you in battallion, and send you
forth again to battle for him and vin
dicate his feeble credit." Reader, are
yon sure you haven't a couple of the
printer's dollars sticking about your
clothes? If you have, order them
home immediately.
is ý60 0.
Wearing a New Boot.
Tihe Danbury News says: It is a lit
tle singular how well a pair of boots
can be made to fit at the store. You
may not be able to get your foot only
part way down the leg at the first
trial, but that's because your stocking
it sweaty, or you haven't started right,
and the shoemaker suggests that you
start again and stand up to it, and he
throws in a little powder from a pep
per box to aid you. And so you stand
up, and pound down your foot, and
partly trip yourself up, and your eyes
stick out in an unpleasant manner,
and every vein in your body appears
to be on the point of bursting, and all
the while that dealer stands around
and eyes the operation as intently as
if the whole affair was perfectly new
and novel to him. When your foot
has finally struck bottom there is a
faint impression on your mind that you
have stepped into an open stove, but
he removes it by solemnly observing
that he never saw a boot fit quite as
good as that. You may suggest that
your toe presses too hard against the
front, or that some of the bones in
the side of the foot are too much
smashed, but he says this is always
the way with a new boot, and that
the trouble will entirely disappear in a
few days. Then you take the old
pair under your arm and start fbr
home as animated as a relic of 1812,
all the while feeling that the world
will not lnok bright and happy to you
ýugaiun until you have-, brained that
shoemaker.
You limp down town next day,,and
smile all the while with your mouth,
while your eyes look as if you were
walking over an ovsterbed barefoot..
When no one is lohking you kick
against a post or some obstruction,
and show a: fondness for stopping and
resting against something that 'will
sustain your weight. When you get
home at night you go for those old
boots with an eagerness that cannot
be described, and the remarks that
you make upon learning that your
wife hase disposed of them to a widow
woman in the suburbs are calculated
woImaI in the sunurus are calculateud k
to immediately depopulate the earth s;
of women and shoemakers' generally. a
I)VIDING TIlE COLORED VOTE.- r
Those who claim to be the conserva- u
tit'e politicians of this State wonder fi
why they have not succeeded in di- tl
viding the colored vote. Other classes ii
of voters are divided in their political a
sentiments, some being Democrats li
and some Republicans, and why should 0
there not be the samel diversity among u
the negroes ? The reason is manifest.
It is a general impression that the a
conservatives wish to divide a ques- t
tion which, in its nature, is indivisible, d
that of suffrage and the right to seek d
and hold offtice. They concede suffrage Ii
and all civil rights, but have not shown f
themselves willing to see colored men e
seek and obtain important official s
stations. It is not likely that any i
portion of the colored people of the t
South will give up thleir adhesion to I
the Republican party until oplosing c
partie.. shall become as willing to re- c
ceive themn on terms of equality in t
the nominating caucus as well as at r
the polls. This question can not be t
(divided, and the conservatives will c
fare better if they will palpably take a
one side or the other of tile aggregate
issue. It is not in reason to expect I
the colored people will willingly con
sent to be rated good fish at tithe polls, I
and spoiled meat in the division of the
spoils of otlice. We sleak of this mat
tersimplyasa practical question under I
the laws as they are, and without any
reference whatever to the disputed i
Spolicy of universal suffrage.-(rcescn t
f City.
do OO__ am--- -- I
'lThe Legislature of Rhode Island
- a.sriegalized marriages between blacks
and whites.
- A Wilkinson County (Ga.) man be
1 camme convinced the other day that a
- woman's temper is very irreguilar. He
- had been moulding some hbullets, and
iihad neglected to ·ool off the ladle in
- which the lead Iad been melted. While
e lihe was counting the bullets his wife
1 ca;ue into the room humming a tender
A love Song. Suddenly the song ceased,
c and the man was made aware that
,1omething had happened by catching
an adjacent coftee-mill on the bridge
d of his nose. The unhappy wife and
m mother had taken this picturesque
e- mode of informing him that she had
it picked up the ladle by the hot end.
v Which travels at the greatest speed,
I heI:t or cold'. IBleat, becall:e yomu canl
Sea:ily catch cnhl.
The Battle Owr.
McEnery Throws up the 8II5!Y.e
The Orescen City is a
pendent journal, and im
quarrels between the p.
State, it has in no waiy
taken sides. InoiDt of ofib U
we care nothing for party peities, ex
cept to inform our ralDeor wbh is
1 goingoa inuch g.urte. P
there is very little d iernee bgt ien
a 'Democrat and a Republican;'t
there is a wide diterence betw6 ii'is
honest and a dishoaest.ma. T'hat d
ference it is our purpose to recqý P ,
and under all circumsta.ces to gtve a
warm and effective snppmt to the
honest man by whatever namee ie
known. If the hearts of the people
could becarefully searehed,.u~4e ld
be foakd' to be the condition of the
public mind.
For nearly ame year this Sas ha
been kept in a constant .t1.tWSit by
the maapgemaeat of men whllee by
the trade of polities. To and
I keep control of hte pebidIc ie , has
P been with them the e.shise id
t and all appliances tha t ~ihe 4
serpents could invent to work up the
public pulse to fever heat hai ben
1 freely used. We speak of
9 on both sides of the mnatteras and
still in controversy. They hale all
I courted excitement and tumat,
I all are responsible in a agater r le
I degree for the rowdyism, robbery a.
, murder which blackeus tiýeescatbheºir
5 of the State.
1 Looking ateventsfrom astaa-dpint
I of political isolation, where neither
a prejudice nor passion have eoaeret to
V blind the eyes of judgment, we hpve
t not been disposed to regard Mr. Mc
a Enery, who, for the nonce, is styled
a Governor, as personally disposed 0l
t do aught that would be casioated to
9 damage his own fanie, the fame of the
s State, or the commercial wefate of
t the people. A plain man, of faitb
e ity, with rural virtues, he is liJOW,
a man who went down to Damr 1AW1
h fell among the thieves. . t
a is, he fell into tihe hands of i. le
t tent and corrupt advisers, a gh
a them, what might have been a win
d ning cause, if managed with SwdMls
r foresight, has been irretriera ;.
, The policy of lofty and dignified pr.
d test, and of earnest, conscientious Y
u truthful appeal to the just i t
it of the people and Congress%
the management of .teel.
4 been allowed to degciieratek .it si'
', sonal vituperation, street dLiO4
0 robbery of private property, att4.mnted
t. assassination of politieal
k and the wholesale mtassact eihell s
1, who, however wrong they IaP
4 been in their conduct, Were nly
11 actuated by as honest and bo0e.l/ e
actuated by as honest and houeole
motives as their opponents. The At
takapas uprising-what was ijt It
originated in the most sb$low con
ception of the evil complyiei m sait,
and of the proper remeds to be
adopted to cure that evil it was in
keeping with the Grant pairiail as
sacre, the sacking of stores and the
assassination of Kellogg. All d thee
measures of lawless resistance hame
recoiled upon their perpetrator ald
upon the State, and have been success
fully used by interested politietans at
the North to stamp Louisiana as being
in a condition requiring the strong
arm of the nation to preserve the pub
lic peace, and prevent her people frum
overthrowing, not the forms but the
underlying principles of government.
The rapid spread of this sentiment
at the North is not manifested by the
tone of the Northern press, but it is
demonstrated in private correspon
dence received in this city. Letters
have been shown to the writer of tlis
from individuals residing at the North,
expressing great alarm for the per
sonal safety of their friends residing
in this city. What a reputation is
that tor a city to have abroad; and
how can we expect to prosper politi
cally or commercially, under such
circumstances? To prove the absolute
truth of these assertions it is only
necessary to cite the proclamation of
the President commanding the people
of this State to abstain from violence
and to return to their homes and
peaceful avocations. It is not possi
ble that the President would have
issued such a proclamation as that,
unless he believed the condition of
;ffairs in this State required it; nor
would he have done so unless he be
lieved the great aggregate of. the
nation agreed with him in that opin
ion.
We have been led into the indul
gence of these remarks by the state
ment, which seems to be well authen
ticated, that Governor AlcEnery has
at last seen through the shabby tricks
of the blundering jugglers who have
surrounded him and given direction
to his course, and resolved to give
n over the contest into which he has
lbeen misled. It is now .understood
i that lie will return to the practice of
I his profession in the parish of Onach
O i ita where lie has been so long, so well,
and so favorably known as a citizen
r and a lawyer. This practically ends
the contest between him and Mr. Kel
t logg as to which is the actual or de
facto Governor of the State and remits
" the whole question to the halls of
1 Congress. This course of Governor
e JlcEnery, if carried into esecution,
I and there seems to be no doubt bit
that it will be, is fmounded in good
judgment and a patriotic regard for
Ipublic tranquility. in which he will
n he supported by all non-partisans and
i,.lh t thiukiu.gr el n.

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