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-THE OFFICiA.L JOUIRNAL /OF THE C(ORPORATIION OF IOPNALDSO.NILLE. VOLUME 2 DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATUlRIDAY, JUNE 7, 173. NUMBER 39. Amicnus Humani Generis. A Wl.e-wake Home Newspaper. p~blished Every Saturday Morning -AT Donaldsonville, La., -BY LIREiN" E. BENTLEY, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. TNiRXS OF SUBRCHITPTION: dave copy, one year,......-r........... $3 00 f.kApy, six months,.................. 1 5) ,( gye ......... ................. 10 'JYaDble invariably in advance. dB.YEI'TISIWG A TES.: [A square i. the space of ten lines Agate.] space. I wk. 1 mo. 3 mos. 6 imos. i yr. lsquare.... $1 50 $3 00 $6 00 $9 00 $15 00 ,squares..-. 250 . 00 9 00 15 00 25 01) 4 squares... 4 00 8 0 15 00 2500 35 00 1 column... 7 00 15 00 25 00 40 00 50 0) # column... 1200 2500 40 00 5 00 65 00 etiollpp·.., 20 00 40 00 i, '0 70 o0 00100 Tr.ferat'advertisements, $1 50 per square first-insertior; 75 cents each subsequent insertiw. All fficial advertisements $1 per square each hinertion. olpapuaieations may be addressed simply " thmu*s iald&~ vific. La.," or to the ed :itor and kspriete" per~isally. The heaviest brain on record was ,recently tountd in the skull of a Lon don batclalyer who could neither read nor white. It weighed sixty-seven OIICeOS. ,,"What do ou do when the beavers darn your mill-stream?" asked a tray ,eling plrea;her of a Kansas mill owner. S" Rerve 'em in the same way," was the .gr ff ily. The Chicago Times put this solemn ceonnndrtua : " Ho.w can we es.ape .ireS" '1iTis answered by a .Now York paper ,thusly: "The. gosp)el offers you every encouragement, but per haps your best lol is .to get out of lChicago:" The young Indies of Waterbury are getting to be very 'high-toncd. " W-h-v, y-o-u o-1-d s-a-r-d-i-n-ce ! Is that you t" is the way one fair one saltute4 another one on the street, re cently-;nd the angel in blustle and thigh 'heels meekly and poetically responded.: " You bti,! 'mu your ,katydid every timei?" A plotogra paet 'in Portfland, Maine, employed a woman to wash the floors .of 'his 4aet:Edlishment. The woman seeing a miaSn fttli of0 what she pre snutid was Q1et water startding on the stowe, emptied the contents into her water-pail, to warm time water it con tained. Of course, it was a nitrate of silver bath., and., the first the photog rapher knew, his floor was a dirty red 'birownl, the wonman's arm lmucll browner, and she howling because the " 0uld Nick was turning her into a nagur:"' The Iowa Gr.L.ger is responsilde for the statement that five men11 were grubbing hazel-hrush, etc., on the tl'lnh of Thomas Coalthrust, ten miles east of Washington, when they fotund a big rsnake den, covering a space of about 4vAe square- feet, at the depth of two feet in the ground. Six dif1er .cut varieties of "serpent snakes" were here making their winter quar ters togetker-the blue raeer, black snake, greens ake, 'housesnake. viper and rattlesuake. One hundred and four snakes were taken out and killed., and it is not known how many yet icemained in the den. Carpenter at New Orleans. [Fron the Green Bay (Gazette.] No public speaker since the days of Douglas has exceeded Senator Car penter in the ability to speak in an intteresting imanner, at ai moment's notice., on any subject occupying the public mind. lie is always ready, fluent in speech and affluent in ideas, Antd 1 be pours both forth with the ease and prodigality of a spendthrift. \Vhatevaer subject he takes up is sure to he illuminuated by the powerfitl logic, tihe iappy illustration, the persuasive eloquence whlich he con stantly holds in readiness for any oc c~asiou. lie brings to bear upon every lquestion Ihe a;lpproacese a thorough acquanintance, whether tile s~mue h the reskilt of long study or of the ad '-oe.t4ae awr1l be is ever ready to ex press his mind on all occasions. Thus, it was to be expected that his recent visit to New Orleans would be the oc casion for a speech on the condition ,f Louisiana. Ije had ntade the un happy state of affairs there the subject ,f thorough enquiry during the last .ession of Congress, and had pre semted to the Senate a thorough and elaborate report em ilodying his views. Ills views did not prevail, and we think it fortunate for the coiuntry that they did not, as, if they had, and the precedent were once established, that Congress was the State making power. the turn of Wisconsin to stand irial if she wvere a sovereign State in the linion would come out in time as surely as Louisiana. Better that Con gress were abolished, the army dis banded, and thirty-seven iudependemnt republics stood in their place, than tha;t alternative should arise. But Carpenter presented his case to the Senate in a masterly manner, and was full of it when lie stood up in Exposition Hall. New Orleans. to ;-pmal of it to the people of Louisiana. The Kansas Horror. The latest horror has just been un earthed in Labette County, Kansas, where nine murdered bodies have already been discovered, and a search is being prosecuted for more. Amuong the victims found is Dr. William York, brother of State Senator York (who gained such extended notriety during the late Senatorial election). The scene of these wholesale murders lies one and a half niles southeast of More head Station, on the road leading from Osage Mission to Independence. The bodies were found under a frame house recently occupied by a German family named Bender, who left the place some two or three weeks since. This fiunly consisted of four adults, Bender and his wife, and a son and daughter. They had settled upon a railroad claim ten years ago, and although they were not regarded tavorably by their neigh bors, no suspicion existed that they were engaged in criminal practices. The daughter professed to be a spir itual physician, and claimed the art of healing all the ills that flesh is heir to. lHer mode of cure is now found to have been effectual. The following is a copy of her advertisement pub lished in the Independence (Kas.) Journal: "Prof. Miss Katie Bender carr heal all sorts of diseases; can cure blind ness, fits, deafness, and all such dis eases, also, deaf and dumbness. Resi dence 14 miles east of Independence, on the road from Independence to Osage Mission,Jl, miles southeast of Morehead Station." June 1l, 187$.. KATE BENDER. The history of the terrible tragedy is full of interest. Persons had been mnysteriously disappearing for some time, baut as they had no friends to prosecute an earnest search, but little attention waspaid to the matter. Some time in March, while I)r. York was on a. visit to Fort Scott, a partially consumed wagon was brought into the city which the doctor recognized as the remains of a vehicle he had sold to a German in Independence. The parties who brought itin explained that they had found it just off the road between Ladore and Morehead, and it was supposed to have belonged to : Gernian who, with his dlaughter, had started out afew days previously. 1)r. York expressedl great iiterest in the discovery, and when lie started out on Li. rettun hoime, declared his intWetiont of hunting up thgl details of the su pposed 'crime. About March 10 he left Fort Scott, mounted on a val uable horse, but never reached his home ; his family becoming alarmled at his absence his brother, the Senator, proceeded to Fort Scott to inquire after him. Learning thie facts of the case, lie returned over the road, ac compainei by another brother who lived in that city and sonime other per sons and they traced the missing man to Osage Mission and thence to Drum Creek, and here all trace of him was lost. It was at once supl)osed that the doctor hIad been waylaid and mnur dered, the recent disappearance of other persons in the same locality giv ing color to the suspicion. OHlicers were set to work to ferret out the murderers, and Governor (Osborne offered a reward of '50() for the alp prehensioa of every person concerned in the crime. This stimulated inquiry, and on the 6thi inst. the body of the murdered man was discovered by his brother JEdward in a plowed tield aboatt an acre in extent, and ten rods fromn the house. Ie had been stripped naked and thrown tifce downward into a hole ifour feet deelp. The head was found to be badly broken both temples crushed in, and ani indentation on the hack of the skull. A shoe hlamnmier was found in the house fitting the fracture in the skull, and the suppo sition is that the ninurdered victimn was struck down from behlind, and then his temples broken in by the same weapon. The fice, hair, and whiskers were in a good state of preservatioin, :ud the renmainswcre readily itlentified y htis brother. This snecessful issue of the search led to a closer sclultiny, and, on the housebeingentere'd, anlefluAviumar :.e which instantly- led to the suspicion that imore' bodies were concealed re neath. The building was removed witlhout delay, and, on the cartlh being removed, the gaze of the beholders was horrified by the discovery of eight more bodies. All these victims had been killed b\- a blow on the back of the head with a hammer, and their throats thon cut. The following are the names of the persons thus far dis covered and identilied: B. F. Mc Kenzie, identified by his brother-in law ; If. Longchor and child eighteein months olu, identitied by his father-in law; W. F. McCarthy, formerly a member of the 123rd Illinois infniatry; 1). Brown identified by some Iloward ('ounty man, and John ( eary also of Howard County, identified by his wife. The names of the other two bodies I have not learned. Intense excitement prevails, and the determination is general to bring the guilty parties to justice. The Bender family are supposed to have gone northi, as the agent at Thayer, the next station north, reports that lhe sold tickets to a famnily answering the description of the Beunders, two or three weeks ago. With the crowd at the grave was t iman named Blrockanlll who wais sup posed to know something about the murders. Furious men laid hold upon him at once, and strung hint up to a h'caiiu iin the hou~,o . liis cniitoltionl were fearful. His eyes started froni their sockets, and a livid hue came to his face that was appalling. Death was within reach of him when he was cut down. "Confess! confess!" they yelled, but he said nothing. Again he was jerked from his feet, and again was the strong body convulsed with the death throes. Again resuscitated, he once more refused to open his month. lie did not appear to under stand what was wanted of him. lThe yelling crowd, the mutilated and butchered dead, the flickering and twirling torches sputtering in thle night wind, the stern, set faces of his exe cutioners, all, all passed before him as a dreadful phantasmagoria which dlazzled hinl and struck him speechless. For the third time they swung him up, and then his heart could noit be felt to beat, and there was no pulse at his wrist. "'lhe is dead," tlhey said. But lie was not dead. The night air revived hinm at last, anl he was per mitted to stagger away in the dark ness as one who was drunken or de rangcd.-Chicago 'ost, llany 12. ST. Lorls, May 11. Thomas Beers, a(letecti ve of Kansas. arrived here on yesterday on the trail of the Bender family, upon whose premises s1o many bodies of murdered men have been found. lie has the authority of Governor Osborne. of Kansas, to hunt the assassins downi regardless of expense. Chief Mle Donough, of this city, will remahr all assistance possible. Already infiira tion has been received of parties here who have told more about the muri ders than they ought to know as innoccnt people. PAnsoxs, Kan., May 12. Colonel Boudinot, who has just re turned from the scene of Benders' imurders. reports three more graves('Y discfvered yesterday. l iver 8,I)00I people were on the ground. A sp.ecial train has just arrived with seven cars filled with people. 'There was intense excitement all over the country, and a firm determination to ferre t out the parties engaged in the minders. It is understood that large rewards will lbe offered by the county and State for the arrest of the assassins. Nearly all the bodies of tile dead were itndcecntl\ mutilated. It is considered certain that the little girl was thrown alive into the grave of her father, as noa marks of violence were fold on. the h)o *-. ---~ c-- - Solf.W x Massaere. Some lifteen or twenty white men, in the parish of Graut, have held a meetilng and published a statement colncerliing their ilass;acre in that par ish, and addressed it to (Gen. GIlrant, Congress, amt the American people. For killingsomoe two hundred negroes, thel following reasons arei given 1,y these fifteen or twenty white men : 1st, in 18168, a white man named ('alhoun got a white man named Phillips to play sonime rascality about a boundary line in that parish, where by the white man C(alhoun was hene fitted. 2nd reason for murdering tile negroes: The creditors of the white man ('alliotiu were nlaltble to collect one dollar from him. :3ird reasol for mulrderitg the negroes: In 1870 the white nman (Calhoun had a moan ap pointed Dleputy I. S. LMarshal to take thei ceniss, who had bceen the leader of a band of Jayinawkers during the war. This ex-,jayhawker got sonimec one else to do his work, and by soncl( hocns poCin counting, lih rIettrnid more white lnin in that parish than colored, althouglh it is known that there are more colored than whlite men in that parish. Some one des troyed these records. 4th reason for killing the negroes: In 1i70 a white man was appointed Supervisor of Registration, who--to use the exact language--was the (eimbodimtent of rascality, and who used "deceptions' with the white men until he registered enough of them to defeat the RepuIh licans, and then hlie added two hiiun dred fiticjous names and marked them colored. (This was done in 18701, and these white citizens have just found it out.) ith reason for killing the negroes: In 1872 the Supervisor of Registration was a good and impartial one, front the fact that he was a Liberal, and appointed at the instance of the Liberals of (rant parish. 'The statemelt goes on to show why this was done, as follows: That w as done because tie leading white men knew there was it white majority in the parish. Boys attend ing the colored public schools, how ever, were permitted to registcr, and many men living in Ralpides lmari.h voted on registration certificates ol tained in 1870 from Smnedley. If this be true, we charge this Supervisor of having permitted those to register and vote who had no right to (o so. tHere are ive reasons given Iby the white citizens of Grant p1arish why they murde(lred the few- lnidr(ed negroes. Not once I;have they said tanything about their depredations, for instance the murdering of Delos W. White, the blurning of Judge Phillips' house, and so on. Well, we I est under such statements going be fore liGe. Grant, Congress. and the American 1people. and let them judge whether the reasons set forth by these men are sufficient to cause the m.nr der of so many colored men.--laton Roulge (rald LEra. Thie times are aftc-ting the ptor In dian. lhe (compllains that noe buit hahl-heaIle(l men go VWest. Our Govermnent and its Suc cesses. The latest enenir of the, United States who has 0ie. to glrief is Cap tain Jack, the Modoc chief. lie has liinii pursued from ]hol to hole in the laiva etds, by brave and resolute liiers and sohldiers, lial"y of whoiim fell by treachery and amlinhseade, lie i'robabltly never' had with him ait a time miore than one hundred warriors, and some accounts place the number at iliih less. Yet he occupied an ilnac cessible position in a wild country, where lie could defend himiself fromi attack agaiiinst grat odds, and into which it is next to impossible to throw regularii trioollps. nor use, cavalry. Ban dits like 'aptaill Jack often defy all the eflorts iof the Spanish and Italian gov'erinmiits to capiture or kill them for oyears, anld the inistanices are rare in those countries where tlie troops continie lhe npursuit iof banditi leyond the lines which separate the ilains ifrom lthi mioutaiis aild caves. The experienice in this country is directly the opposite. Here we have generally suiceecded in bringing outlaws and public enlieieis to bay aid breaking utip tliheir ands. 'T'he fate of Tecuntieli. Black Hilawk, Billy lhowlehgs, ipotted Tail. Captain Jack, and iinitleroulls other savages who have flourished for a timne :attest the plirowvess of tihe sol diets of the Union, at.id the indoinlit lilte determination of the An lo-Saxon to assert his supilreliiVmacy. It is lnot alone in t(hese iiiinor cotn tests that thie Unitedl Stateis goVern 1inent has shown its superlority over its enellies. It has unidertaken and achieved works of the great.st igni tilde, ill all iof whichl success has been ;celiit-d livby the lipiioie as a lireg.on( concllisioi ll'roii the verv bgieiiiiing. 'The two cintests with Great Britiill, thedilliculty with tlh. Algerine lpilites, the wIar with Mexico andl tin istnplll dolls strggl e with the great r(biellioni are exampillles of what it dieterminiii. people calln acintoilisll whxIn they lset iliabout it, and attest the highesliit, quali ties ofth]( genlilts. co'gi, (nduranlce and resoiI.rcs of the nation. Thle caises of Jeff. l)a vis,"W ilkes Booth, thei North ('arloliua Ku-Kliux, lColonel Ilv Blanc and 11iuidr ,ds of others-illistrate iits f reaching viliilance and un iiifail ilii" ability to lay the heavy hand of .1tolrity l' po guy b"todt" who is wanted. it is auche a ,ovrnmint that has lnproved itself more thanl a imatli for its emlMlies in all the kinowni imo1des of warf;tui, that certaini smiall fry pol iticians somlletimies delight iii attempt ilug to hold up ito ridicule for its iniefli cienIt. 'Tli i most formidable, dangerous and teinacion.s Cenli. that our governmenti ever had to (ucountu1ter was doulltless the spirit of slavery. But whenever thiere has ieien a direct and open ion-l Ihit., w hether on the battle field, the halls of tnllgress. tle couirts of, justice or the political canvass, the right has lnpevailed, anid the eniemy is slowly and surely dying out even in the mnost secret recesses, where the arts of cun iing inl si trategy have been employed lv its sullen advocates in placeof opien \ariarl. Thie pteople of the South (VIIi iare living it downI, mind it ihas fallen so low that finally its friiends deny there is ailly litger life in it, tlioi1 gh it is ptain that a liv for it ihas not i \t tlibeen illy eradicated from the hearts of its Vtarices, and many of its victimls are still lparalyzed by the fear that it nilav rettu n. As this is a iilues tioll which depends upon the power tof lthe goverlnelil t to vanquishl all its lemli(es, it will lie lprofitable to both parties, those who hope for the revival of slavery as well as those who sollme times ftear it, to stuiidy the successes of the great power that has beeni able to copet scessfuilly with immense force in the field, and wily strategy in the iforest and ,jingle. Froli the most stilpeliOllis coiuItists down to the latest Capture tof the Modlcs, the Stuas aill Stripes halivte lietii ituniformly horne aloft in triulph. And it will be well ifor tihe ieiyii whichli Senator ('arlipeu tei di coveirid lurking ill lihi politiial lax ihids ti t Looisiana, toi come out and have ia peace talk." A Rich Scene in a Smoking Car. An a11musing incidenit occurred re 'cently in the smoking car of a C., '., C. & I. . ]i. t rainl between Shelby 1and this citv. A wvoman with a poo die dog ntfered the car just prior to the departure of the train from the foi'm(r poin it, and after depositing her i dlog" on ollt( seat, turned over the hack of another one, so that each seat fcl ed the other. 'TIogether she and her ca nine companion thus monopolized two entire seats. .ppcarcc:s scmc td to indicate that the car was one exclusively for the convenliencie of those addicted to the use of the "*weed:" lilt of this fact she was soon l) irised by the conductor, who advised ]her to obtain a scat inll another ear, informing her at the satme time that the accommodation in the way of s'. ats in the other coachetls wer, e(1 s.uperior to tlhose to where she was then. Hiowever she insisted on re mainilg, urging that her presence would 011 tr the ocic't)ipants of lthe car from .-rooking. alnd .h' would consc qunently expel'rience no discomfort fronom tobacco fumes. Long belbre the train reached this c'it, however, ai gentle n11n :-itting directly in front of her p(rodnuced hi. case, and taking there 1fro1n 't iC'ia", beg: pllfttfinu away at it i1 a m,111ner whic.h sCImcd peculi :1 I: c .:':,ulat-d to agglavatc the strategic movement, she wrested the obnoxious cigar from his mouth and threw it out of the window, exclaim ing, " If there is anything I do hate, it is tobacco smolke." The passengers who had witnessed the affair were convulsed with laugh ter, but the ofmending smoker sup pressted whatever emotions may have 1e(n1 struggling for expression in words or action and maintained throughout the same imperturbable gravity which had characterized him from the first. Calmly rising from his seat, he opened the window nearest him, fastened it up, and reaching over the scat back of him, took that wom an's poodle dog and threw'him out of the window as far beyond as possible, at the same time saying, "If there is anmy thing I do hate, it's a poodle dog." The scene which followed beggars description. The car resounded with peal after peal of laughter, and as the extreme ludicrousness of the affliir became apparent to the principal ac tors in it, they too joined jn with the rest. Despite the regret incident to the loss of her dog, the woman could not suppress her inclination to laugh at the unexpected tinale of the affair. -Clercland Times. A Young Man Kills Three Bears witk a Nail Hatchet. The particulars of a terrifiic strug gle with hears in the town of Boyls toit, in this county, have just reached us, and are of a most thrilling char Iacter. It appears that on Monday last, onr(. week ago to-day, a youllng man named John Bidwell, aged 19 years, wvitlt his father, a one-armned man, his brother, a imere lad, went into the %woods albout four miles cast of Smart's mills, in Boylston, to gather I spruce gum. They carried no wea plns, and their only tools were a comnnon nail hatchet and a dirk knife for the purpose of cutting the gunm from the trees, and a chisel fastened to a long pole. The latter was carried by the father. The hatchet had a Ihandle about four feet long and made of exceedingly tough wood, so that it might even be struck against a tree Iid bent half double without injur ing it. Thus equipped they were proceed inll through the woods about their wuink when John saw a bear track, ai'l fiollowing it with his eve saw about two rods ahead of him a hole in the snow beside a big hemlock log. He went to look into it, but just as lie reached it slumped in the snow and fill head foremost into the hole, his Ihead barely escaping the mouth of a huge bear that was just emerging with his jaws distended. This was a critical time for John, and had lie attempted to run, as most men would have done in such cir cumnstances, he would scarcely have escapled alive. But John was the mian for the emergency and the thought of running never entered his head. He had barely time to draw hack, and then brought the bear a blow on the nose with his hatchet which dropped her. In a second, however, the bear had sprung up again only maddened by the blow, but John was in time for her andi dealt her a terrible blow blow between the eyes with the edge of his hatchet, cutting, as afterward proved, clear to: the brain. The bear camine for John a third time, but was met by another powerful blow from the hatchet, which tinished her, and the bear died in the mouth of the hole. It required it strong effort to pull the bear out, and John had scarcely accompllished it when a cub, nearly full grown, appeared. Nothing daunted, John went at him, and after a brief struggle served him as he had served the damt, but had scarcely done with him when bear number three appeared, which proved to be the other cub. John struck at him with the hatchet, but missed him. The bear sprang upon him, and the hatchet could no longer be used. But with coolness and pluck that never desert ed him, John proved himself at match for brruin in any shapel)c lie drew the dirk knife and drove it to the heart of his savage foe, which immediately released its hold and expired. O)f course John fully realized before this time what he had struck, and now lprepared himself for the other old bear, but after waiting awhile, and this member of the family not appearing, he gave him up. l)uring the entire fight the father stoiod near by, but having no weapon, and but one arm, he was unable to lend his son any aid, and feared that by interfering he might inijure him. The younger brother, not liking the looks of things, had taken to a tree and watched the savage encounter with not a little alarm. \When the old hear was mieasured her letngth was foind to be six feet from the nose to the stern. All three of t hem were skinned, and the skins sold for twenty- dollars. - Os.weyo (NT. 1'.) Tiues, May 5. Thei latest " big thing" in Califor nia is the enterprise of converting ;ua(laloupe Island. lying off the coast of Lower Califolrnia, into one Angora goat ranch. The Islatnd lhas an area of I6(6,400) acres, a nd is the pro ]Ie'ty of an incorplorated cornpany. It i. ilnunt;tainous, well watered, amnd at })I'C('ltt tetia tcd lby n; ilnelllllnselC ick (f wild goats. emblltalcingl. i: is J. Q. A. Fellows. J[From the Iberville.Pioneer and Newsa. One of the names especially well known to Louisiana .is .that of John Quincy Adams Fellows. A native of Vermont, he took root in -our State fifteen years before the war and has commanded a legal practice with which that.of very few counsellors in any State canl compare in extont and which nothing but a high personal and professional reputation could assure. In 1861, when intolerance ran wanton, it became known that Mr. Fellows, hitherto quietly affirma tive as a Whig citizen, would not dis avow his obligation to the National Government nor acquiesce .in the mutimous pretensions ofevery ninety nine in a hundred of his neighbors. He was admonished that.his obduracy would imperil his prqfessional pat ronage-he was abandoned or .oftenor frowned upon by old friends, but he had chosen his path and never de parted from it. On the advent of Federal troops in New Orleans, in the environs of which city he has a wag nificent residence located in an ample private park, he was almost the trat citizen whose opinion and counsel wps sought by the natibnal authorities. Offered several responsible stations, he declined them all, butupon reqest indicated for the vacant judicial benches and other posts honest Union ists, who in every instance proved during their tenure the correctness of his judgment. As in '61 he boldly Ye sented the curiosty betrayed by Gov. Moore as to his course, :. in '64 he took issue with General Banks as to the latter's method of re-establi4iing the State. Banks secretly aspired to enter the U. S. Senate from Louisiana and the comin position ofa friendly Slate administration was the best means to that end, as he;vainly believed. Mr. Fellows was beaten in the contest as Governor by Michacl Hahn, butBank's whole project proved an .idle one. Congress by its seuse uent recon struction laws dismissed the whole chapter of the '64 regime and bade Louisiana that she had not .been re admitted and must do like every other insurgent State before she could be. From that time until last autumn, Mr. Fellows participated in no wise in politics except at times to rebauk Warmoth's wantonness or profession ally circumvent it in the courts. Con servative by natune, the :early pro ,gress of the R&publjare ; at4tid& wt command his sy mpathy. this fact ..py be largely imputed to the intem.petate course of certain of the earlier leaders of that sect. But like msant i;ter ate Whigs, lie always abhorred the Democracy, and in the last emwras when that party presented its candi dates by the grace of Warnti~ hr. Fellows announced himself as 1ag been for over two yearsa member of the Republican party, to which the old Whig element of the nation gave birth. He did this not asa e.adkate, but as a citizen solicitous for the amelioration of the comaasoweal& upon Republican bases. We do not hesitate to say that J. Q. A. F~eea and Jno. A. Stevenson did mere as old citizens of Louisiana to quicken in the old white population a sympathy for the Republican scheme than fl others of its sponsors, long resdeat in her borders, combined. It was the same conviction of duty,. the same instinct of hostility to the Democrat, that controlled Mr. Fellows in '72 its in '61. He is a man about six feet in height, stout in proportion, and with a remarkably hauidstime face, in the chin of which is a massive hint of ir. A keen eye, suggestive of an abma danut powder-magazine within and -a decided manlier tempered with a nat ural urbanity, completes the picture. There is nothing of the spaniel in him, but there is much of the ma.li. lie never lets go. His fidelity to his legal casesis a sanguine fidelity, what ever adverse chauces befall. After lighting the Crescent ,slaughter House mlonpoly for four years and exper ieucing two reverses in the U. S. Sn preme Court, he has just begun anew and in the Superior District Court of New Orleans has dealt the monepolya faital stah in a new vital part and will pursue it again to Washington, where it can hardly expect judicial refuge again. Mrs. Gen. Gaines baffled in the assertion of her titles for years and dissuaded by scores of lawyers from making furtuher attempts, sud denly finds Mr. Fellows achieving triumphs for her, and money ipmrig into her lap. Our readers can readily understand why the national Govern ment might value such a Union elma pion here iin 1861 ; and we will add here that Messls. Packard aid Fel lows did more to convince the Legas lative branches of that government during the recent discnssion themein of the Louisiana problem, of theclaies of the Republican party than all other persons front our State. Both were in Washiugton during that discussion. Mr. Fellows is now Assistant Attorney General of Louisiana. " Is that marble?" asked a gentle man, pointing to a best of Kentucky's great statesman, of a peddler. "No, sir, that's Clay," replied the dealer in statuary. Justice Dowling wants $10,000 from the New York .'hun for saying that he opened court. the other day, by aslk ing a prisnuer for a "ela w,"a' d wound up by adjourning to thi front room to take a dhi iuk.