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Amicnus Humani Generis.
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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
,,"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
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
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.)
"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
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 *-.
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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
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
'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
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
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
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.

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