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I9T .8 When does a wan renesmble his .waseorwoman T-W'1te 4re49 s "tlree Aheemts in the :wind." Ohio is troubled with political (on ventions and cholera and is willing ,to trade off all1t}e foriner evil for iore chl~ora. There are 14,000 names upon the ,delinquent tax lists of the city New ,Orleans, and suitisahput to be entered Against the vast army of derelicts to ,compel telan to pay up. The Shr.vep,9t Times and several 'rTexas newspapers are clamoring for t .e annexation of northwest Louisiana to the Lone Star State. Bosh ! Texas ,lna too lmuchl territory now. Auditor,Clinton annoupoes another sale of greenbacks for State warrants ,to take place in tiheSt. Charles Hotel auction room on Tuesday next, tihe 12th inst. Let tihe good work go on. In Mississippi Gov. PoweFs is exert ing his powers to secure the Roinubli pan nomination for Governor this fall, ,while Senator Ames aims that way also. A lively contest is looked for. The St. John P.ioneer says: " As dog days wue upon us, we would ad vise the scribbler foin a little Donald sonville paper to beware of poisoned sausages." Don't stand that, friend Leader ; hit him back. The President has directed a nolle prosegwi to be entered in all pending prosecutions under the Ku-Klux act, yet not a Democratic newspaper lifts up its voice to applaud the act of mag panimity. The demon Ku-Klyx has been crushed out df the land, and all should rejoice that the foul blot upon pur civilization is gone. The newspapers announce the ap poitmnent of a son of Hon. Frank P. ~lair as an Inspector of Gas Meters and lliuniu tijng Gas in St. Louis. If the young main ipherite the clharap teristics of his honorable dad, he will be found peculiarly titted for the po sition, for what Blair doesn't know about gas is exceedingly diminutive in quantity, and will hardly repay the trouble of investigating. The Secretary of the Treasurmruakes periodical auctiq4 sales of the gold in the national vaults to tihe highest bidders, for greenlltack, and saves to the people the difference between the mnarket value of the specie and paper. The wisdom and legality of this pro ceeding is unquestio!!ed by t he very journals thap abus. Auditor Clinton for selling gpeeobse.. ftqr State war rants, virtually cie9ring off the State debt with a little over half the mioney te g rumblers would require to dp it with. A great distinction without a particle of difference. 11 A certain Horn. David Cresswoll has retired from the editorial control of the ShreveportSout~hwestern Telegram, and in his valedictory he says: "There is no writing witl} any hleart about Louisiana, and so I leave journalism without a regret 4.4 almast without a hope for the State.' No wonder the paper was hsuguisling witlh such an imprvacticabl@ and morbid mind controlling it. His retirement will be pas much a source of satisfaCtion to the readers and stockholders of tihe Pelegram as.t can possibly be to him self. We are glad to see thie chronic grumblers lisappearing into obscurit-, 1 for their baneful influence in promli nent positions tends to keeieapital 1 ;'*l i oml im igration |!ro11 ouj borIer',~. UP "14E M fS.IPPL. Fowo Donaldsonville to Vicksburg and Monroe---Appearance 9f t Ootton. VIEXsNA, L%., Jly 28, 1873. EpI.rTog CHIEF-ImmeqiRtely upon taking the boat at y9ur ,t~yn, I ad journed to my little bunk,.qgere I re mained in the land of noid Antil 12 Sp'cqgek negt day, r;icah ad rqyther an u unpleasant effect upon my j wenman, pa L missed my breakfast; b ut;stood it like a good fellow Want# 'inner, when I settled the matter sutigfactor Sily to all concerned. We paced Ba ton Rouge while I was aed, ,there fore I missed the sights alo.g that portion of that river. Stuuat's point r was the first place of interest I saw. u It is a long strip of land projecting o into the river, with alengthy grove o of willows on each side, and a damp of myrtle about one-third of the die S tance from the point, in the centre, * forming perfectly the capital letter A. o Itisjustopposhte the great eddy which Sis noted for alligators, and as the boat . passed I saw two large ones - sunning themselves on the river beak. I was informed by a gentleman that it was now the season that they would attack persons, even on shore. I believe he said they were laying their eggs. From there on the scenery was quite picturesque in places. On one e side of the river you would see low, swampy country, with large groves of myrtle and willow, while on the other were huge hills aod steep bluffs fifty or seventy-five feet high, and far ther back the hills rising in the die tance until they almost seemed to e touch the clouds. At the mouth of iv Red river we landed at "Fisherville." d I asked the captain how far back from o the landing the village was. Laugh ing, he pointed to an old wreck of a boat, and said that was Fisherville, SFisher & Co.'s commission house, or Fisher's hotel, and Fisher's general a freight agency. He went on to say a that passengers who come down Red river to take boats up the Mississippi ,r stop at Fisher's hotel, where they are i charged $4,per day for corn-dodgerQ l' and clear rib side. I understand that e the proprietor once said to a young man who complained of the fare, " 11 you don't like my style and prices, t- you can just travel on, stranger." Be i- ing rather slack in faith, the young 1, man preferred corn-dodgers and ba. iy con'to a watery grave, and held hie r. peace. But they say when an upward bound boat comes along it is marvel ous to see how those people " git ui git" off that old wreck, after thank i- ing the landlord for his kindness and consideration during their stay, and l bidding him some such gentle fare. well as " Good bye, old skinflint; I'1 le get even with you yet." The imper ig turbable proprietor politely requests ;t, them not to over excite themselvei Sts on his account, and smiles blatdly as ,. the boat moves off. Just before reaching Natchez, we passed the highest bluff I have ever seen-jt must have been fully two hundred feet high, to say nothing of the hill, which reached an altitude of at least a hundred feet more. I won der how the river ever got over it I I suppose the Sovereign Arbiter of na ture must have made the river before lie buil the bill. We reached Nat chez about 9 o'clock in the evening. The city being well lighted, presented a beiatiful view to the eye as we ap preached. Situated on the side of a long sloping hill, the town looks much larger at night than it really is. I was very much struck with the appearance of an old Mississippi planter who came aboard the boat at Natchez. He reminded me very much of Bishop, who plays Toodles with the Chapman sisters. There was such a quizzical expression over his counte nance that I almost laughed in his face whenever I met him. At break fast he sat at my left, and I was just envying the old gentleman's appetite when I noticed that he helped himself to my rolls. Thinking it an oversight, I ordered more. When the new sup ply arrived, the old fellow had ex hausted the others and pitched into the fresh lot. He also captured my ham and eggs with the coolest imper tinence I ever witnessed, and for fear lie should also mistake my iced tea for his own, I drank that hastily, and glorying .in having got the better of the uncouth ancient in one particular, I left the table in disgust. We arrived at Vicksburg at noon, just too late to catch the train for Monroe. I met an oldhfriend, and we passed the time very pleasantly to gether until next day. We walked about the town visiting all the places of interest, among others the sand banks in which the people dug holes for abiding places during the born bardment. I enmteed several of these hlole anl. aml1 t'uiieLd thUemi q(ite roomy" ten or fifteen feet square. My frip d said .tat'the largest of the cells ~l a belonged to the aristocrats, and when used were very handsomely furnished. Vicksburg is not a pretty place by any means, and to walk up its hills is too much like hard work to please the average sight-seer. I wouldn't stay there unless I had Jack's seven-league 1 boots. I left at 12 o'clock for Monroe, and arnived at5in the evening. The crops both on the river and along the rail road look promising. A few worms have been seen, but not enough to do I any damage. Monroe is a pretty lit tile town, with P. population of 2500, and quite a heavy business is done there every fall. Seventy deaths from p cholera have occurred in the town this season, bat the disease has now disappeared. After remaining in Mon roe a couple of days, I came to the town of Vienna, Jackson parish, where I am a now domiciled. Lest you should be t misled by the name of the place, I will g inform you that this is not the Vienna s where Emperor Francis Joseph is a having his little side-show. c Yours truly, E. P. H. OUR WASHINGTON LETTER. *ASAIIQITOTX, D. C., August 2, 1873. Eurroa Clmar: -Every patriot, every lover of his raee, and every truly honest man, be hle Republican, Democrat or Liberal, is opposed to official corruption. I think it would not be far from the truth to say every man in this broad land is, at heart, opposed to filling our positions of public trust and honor with men who would steal. No one can wish for all men to be thieves and scoundrels. On the contrary, every reflecting man must wish from the bottom of his heart that his fellow beings were all upright and pure. I Every thinking person knows that if such were the fact, this life would be I <I paradise as compared with the pres I ent "struggle for existence," in which nine out of every ten in the business world will get the best end of the bar gain in' a trade if they can. We are all more or less selfish; and although f in theory we believe in justice, truth and right, we all come short of acting - up to our best convictions. : This selfish principle within us ren ders us liable to temptation, and in our anxiety to swim safely over the I waves of fortune we forget that we - are crowding utlier souls down into the depths of poverty and wretched ness. We are almost sure to discover I this disposition in others before we I see it in ourselves. We are slow to - recognize and acknowledge our own i faults. It is in that class who in some - way represent our own interests that B we discover such faults most readily. Siunce it is that government officials, who represent the interests of all, be come the target of all. Their deeds, © exposed to public view, become so r prominent, if bad, that we are apt to [ forget the many who are similarly dis f posed in our own community in pri f vate life. - A few mistakes in the popular se I lection of officers, a few examples of - official corruption, almost invariably B suggest the propriety of organising a - new political party in whiph none but . pre minded men are to bp selected I for office, and each party in its turn Sf1qlds its ranks polluted w1th vicious recruits hungry for a place in the pub Slic service. Is it not about time for us to learn that honest officials are e not made to order by political ma i chinery I Is it not manifest if we want honest public servants, the bon est citizens at home must be promi nent among the choosers t What can we expect in the way of reform so - long as our primary meetings are con trolled, as they almost invariably are, - by a little knot of professional office t seekers I No change of party names, no amount of professions, no well f worded platforms, are ever going to remedy these evils so long as the solid masses'of the country are not part and parcel of the actual machinery as well as the source of power in our poli tics. We must cultivate a higher sense r of honor in our private relations if we would witness the same in public life. So long as we make the Gou!ds, the c Fisks and the Vanderbilts the sub jects of flattery and distinction in pri vate life we may expect to see such characters in high places officially. But when we learn, to frown dishon esty, injustice and corruption out of existence is our home circles, it will require no New D)epartures and Fu sions of political parties to insure purity, patriotism and honor in the public service. One of the most pow elrful means of improvement in these palrticulars, so fair as united public ac Ition is concerned, is to fe bouud in our public schools. 'hley are doing tj much, but)usef what they may do. ra We must pcollect that education r~ does not copsist: simply in going Z through text-books and committing o( to memory a few dry abstract princi- U] ples sad facts, but that properly era- i sidered it is a larige portion dr the t , business of life. We should be con- i stantly learning, ever progressing, a I always acquiring more of truth. tI . Now, the love of education is the t1 great want in early youth. The cul- d tivation of this must begin at home ti , and be carried qa throughout life. Everybody is a teacher whether he i knows it or not, and so sure as each g atom of matter exerts a power in the v universe, so sure it is that eadh imdi- e 2 vidual is a power either for good or I r ball in this world. We shall do well b then to remember that refornm is not a ato be expected from such special b movements as amall party conventionas ' * and platforms. Reform must begin t I It home, and when we can get men to I be honest in their private dealings, when we can get our little village, township, county,`ctty and state got- t ernments to work harmoniously and I satisfactorily, thoun may we look for t such results upon a larger scale, and I not before. t -A subject was agitated during the I is last session of Congress which bids I a fair to be the theme of much discus- I , sion in the immediate future. I refer t I tb the proposed amendment of the I e Constitution altering the mode of I ,d electing the President and Vice Pres- t ir ident. It will be remembered that e r last winter Senator Morton presented ( eo a bill embodying a plan which obvi- I s ed many of the objections to the 1 V, present system, and supported it by m a long and able argument. After w some discussion the subject was re e. ferred to the Senate Committee on if Privileges and Elections, of which he I e is chairman. The Senator will give s- much time and thought to thematter :l during the vacation, and will endeavor ss to give it a close thorough investiga r- tion. For this purpose he came to I re Washington the other day, that he I I might have access to the Congressional I h Library and to some unprinted re ig cords of Congress. Since the adjourn- I mnent he has spent some time at the n- hot springs of Arkansas, where his in health has been greatly benefitted. e Those who visited the Senate galleries ye last winter and noted the pallid coun Lu tcnaon. and fccblv movcmont. of the d- Senator from Indiana would hardly er recognize him now. The beaming re face, flashing eyes, and, vigorous mo to tions betoken a return to health, I rn which will gratify notonly his friends i oe but the country generally. at Mr. Morton intends to make a com s. plete and extended report, goingback Is, to the very beginning, when our gov- I e- ernment was organized. *He will re s, view the debates that took place in so the constitutional convention in 1787, to and show that the imperfections of s- the present method were pointed out ,i- at that time by some of the best minds then present. Among others Frank e- lin urged that so important a ques of tion should be submitted directly to y the people, and depreciated the dis a trust that led the conservative mem ut bers of the convention to fear that they I d had already given too much political rn power to the people. The Senator's own plan is to divide the States into districts having an equal population and contiguous to each other, and give to each district one vote for President and Vice Pres ident. This plan he prefers to the proposed plan of giving to every voter an opportunity to vote for Pres ident. He thinks it would give force to the wishes of contiguous commu nities having common interests and at the same time remove the excep tionaBle features of the Electoral Col lege. The subjeet is an important one, calling for the most thoughtful consideration on the part of the peo ple and those whom they delegate to make their laws, but it is thought that Congress will be very slow to act upon it. Senator Morton will do all in his power to advance the meas ure during the next session of Con gress. -A little item of news recently re ceived by Atlantic cable may serve " to point a moral" for the benefit of a portion of the press in this country. In the British Parliament the other day a motion was made to increase the annuity of the Duke of Edinburgh to £25,000 in view of his approach ing marriage with the Grand Duchess of Russia. And for what valuable services is this munificent salary of $125,000 the recompense ? For none at all; but because he happens to be the Queen's son he must be provided with an income two and a half times the salary of the Chief Magistrate of this nation. But what -tcry was rah last,. prpg by tlp bplosition a pr.o ovi'the action of Congress in a ising the Presient's sary to 50- n 000. We were treated to tirades p upon the eztrfavagae of thepay in power, the deparwre from repub lican simpllcity, etc., etc. The ab surdity of all this fault-dling isL so manmlfest as to render any defense of a t me nAr, unnecesmary. A party that is driven to resort to meh expe diets must ben a desups dtsa Stios. Such incidents impress me afresh , with the costiness of moearchcal i governments. A royal family is a s very expentsas luxury Indeed, sad , eme for whias'we have little dealr in r this esutry. Though st Itsse - t I te given to grumblng over the ss t and t. state o tbnmes, if we wi I battp for a mmnaet to earait o Seonditioa with that of any other - ! tiso under the sun, we shall see great Siesea for self-e.peatulai.. -The isepublean convention at , yncbburg had among its elements - the ring of true metal. Colonel I Hughes, the nominee for Governor of r the State, in his address to the con I vention uttered some noble sentiments that should be cherished and remem e bered by us all. He says: "Our great a party does right to cultivate senti ments of affectionate reverence for r the nation of which we are part. The e nation is not a machine contrived by f human invention to be remodeled and - taken apart according to the caprices I t of men. As children of the nation d our fellow-citizens of all classes and localities are our brethren in the 1 e bonds of a common Christian loyality; I and all races and sections of a vast continent are harmonized on the filial basis of a common patriotism." n I have no knowledge of Colonel e Iughs personally, but if I were called e upon to vote for him for Governor of r Virginia, or to vote for some other er equally unknown candidate who had 6- said nothing, the lI~nguage in which ;o he has expressed his estimate of the e nation would carry my vote in his it favor. It is to be hoped that the spirit - of progress so strongly manifested in t- this convention will continue to spread c until it shall cause the old Common is wealth of Virginia to eclipse the glory I. of her former history. *s * ALERT. The rollicking, roystering galoot who rehashes the Danbury Kewa man's items for the editorial columns of the Lake Repblicau, grows facetious over the contemplation of the CmaIF's new patent outside, and delivers himself of a commentary that ought to act as a first-rate remedy in cases requiring an emetic. We give the concluding sentence of the effusion : Now, Bentley, old boy, if you had a patent inside to go along with it, there would be a marked improvement in Donaldsonville journalism. Well, we won't dispute about that, but if we cease to give to the world the weekly scintillations of our bril liant mind, where can the Lake Re pblican and kindred sheets look to for the numerous little local items they are wont to hypothecate from the CHIEF, merely changing the ap plication as regards namesand places' No, we never could consent, so long as life and vigor last, to leave our brethren of the shears in such utter helplessness. Perhaps we may, after a while, discard our patent outside and in the place of the large quantity of varied and interesting reading matter that appears thereupon, sub stitute prospectuses of other news papers, fearfully elongated to annihi late.space, accompanied by a couple of standing columns of eneomium of ourselves, which may even be printed upon both sides of each issue for bet ter effect; perhaps we may join the ranks of the noble army of editorial blacksmiths whose sole object in life seems to be a frantic endeavor to get the columns of their organs filled up each week with something or other, regardless of quality; and perhaps, again, we shall continue to fool along in our same old way and exist as well as we can without the approbation of everybody. You see, life is uncertain, and we can't most always tell what we may do in the future, occasionally. The Mandeville Ware slops over on the subject of our Washington letter, which it calls dull and uninteresting. What a monotonous place this world would be if everybody held the same opilrions. A board of examiners appointed by Hon. C. B. Darrall, M. C. from this District, -vill assemble at New Iberia next Monday to select the best quali fled from among such applicants as may apipear, for appointment to the U. ý. Naval Acadetmy :t Anuap'oli . Petera' JMu#Wal man 41d ;, and eonarje the fo a Muel : of or Lost and Cast Away, &in sa Chu Hays. My Lov. Ma.., raa PIeady. Will be oos HBen, Daes. My Dew O14 ', r1 Chae Stewart. Heart`, oyS,ý Abt. Brti~a' UlebetlIe% Ij , strumaetail Piece, Beebh t A.mar Das.., Kiakl Oeidd. 5rn, Dpi Salop, Wlle.. Toni caw aseesm abesw 3g o Mud by sedin 3k. .ýIiakn k Mat Jfw - c br *s brat~r be seat you, PWAVMWh, «.S ý, Petens,U hMlewsy, Now a Hareil t! O eAugugtiri ; NauSuvAld Ms I Is bL L ,w a. rrq of euaw w14e VA" noo o b. es IWt rwrrso Ad to Maeaers AmmeS ti, m# WV M rsaer~t sarh ar aw: ýýsy by Ber. 5501 !liver 1 Ooe t He.rneeoby Hd ass om lbOUW d th ils, by MF EuS; u by ii V. Gebeern; ON hirIl lC Cbas.. DIsbires, er., s.. Priseof tof s I.aglw N t. y oW year. Address.Wes4's~ In.dAt opg Newburgb N. Y. One of so bet mIe=t f gads s. acMr P4pof anBe, p>nds as dale, N. H., by Hunter & C.., 1 F~ m low subeerlptios pries of m el r er annum, a handoams chme i4s to each suebscrber as a preml·ed 2a6. nor contains a vast avant of a" entertaining reading mealr, amdblLgI nishing intellectual foed for ae t will prove of grest latlltebsirn ,1 in each number is an ma r d blu swindles that are prjeetsI i tg country for galling the public and Mal them of money mder false rsatsas. ".0 The-New Orleans P~ A O C, wet, pu. d semi-weekly at 12 and a131 Grasver , di be subscribed for by every ainmat sa planter in the State. Ite arket m t and general commerieal mad msetu y had. ligence are more exhamdtiv ea adl s, than those of any other pubiaesi In ta South. Subscription pries I$ per m $5 for aix months, $250 for thi. a The August number of that mootes.sL magazine, .e Republie, has mrefe as a we find it fully equal to th psr.mag idgs in the quality, variety and gqansdy do F reeading matter. The onse ato Ma pds is the disseminanlon of political l.skmad, and right well is its mississ fallfil, in writers ars able sad east, and as leSr edited periodical is published n the lat Terms, $2 a year; single espies 5 eta. L dress the RePublic Publishing Cagy Washington, D. C. There came splrasing into or e, th week, the second number of a new paps, tl Mandeville Wave, published in St. Tsmmy parish by Mr. Cal. M. Leet. The littdesti is spicy and brilliant, and we wish it s eae. EXTRAOSDINAY OpIi! ! Volumne 1 and 2 of aBarNsM.fd., tde most popular magazine of the day, hat been exhausted, and can not be obtaiat from the publishers. The undersigned having theme raeles a hand, and also volumes 3 and 4, be.lis cloth, offers a copy of each, mad a wssI tion to the current volume of &ritiak ho for the unprecedentedly low price of $10 N, providing the subscription be takes withi 30 days from date. W. B. WILnSKINO, Proprietor Asee"s. Rews Dlpt. Donaldaonville, Aug. 9th, lW. s List of atters BRmining in DeaaMsaI.as Psdie August hst, 1I13. A Aneoin. T Andersoa, L Aeon, Susan Mrs Anderason, Ms Mary Birchard, Dr M J L Burch, Mirs Amds Brpud, Noel Butler, Mrs eary Brook, Mrs Ellain Bradder, Talste C Craden, Mrs Katie Ceeil, Harry Costly, W C Cramer, Mrs basb Carter, Hagar M! Delacote, J M Im. ira Mr Estev, T Lul M M Gainesa Mary Mrs Oraseia Js rant, Evtsr Guedry. am OiS Geloti, Chalee L G-defrsr ,N Hargis, Samuel Hart, L B Harris, Miss Cally Henderson, Mrs Mul Heno, A Hamilton, Johe J Jones, Oscar Jackson, Mrs A1as Jentile, Dominique Jones, Willies Jack, Octave Jones, Mrs Louisa L LeRoy, James LeBlanc, Reas Langis, Amas LeBlanu, LA Labusquie re, Miss Clementise Moon, David P Morto, M3s AS Marching, Jean Melanueoen, Dr Pl Nicolas, Mrs N Nelson, Chas. P Powell, Mrs Susan Perry, Mrs Belly Pittard, JR Rodriguez. A U Riebardson, Jia Richatrd, J~rn Harriet Robertson, L Reeves, Henry Rainey, Paul Spencer, Davi4 Pteaste EiP Smith, W'ilson .}.e.s'tr, Oillre T Thomas,I MPk lias Tason, Angelina Taylor, Henry Willams, John Webb, M H Willyv. Mrs Ameliat Watson Ctarenee Williualnms, Dempsey Wilson. Austii P LANDU Y. p. F. Fv.au. Aet. P. M.