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VOLUME XIII DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1884. NUMBER 31.
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New Orleans, La.
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I AW ANID NOTARlIAL OFFICE.
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Oflice: Opposite the Court-House,
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trict (comprising St. Jee and Ascension
parishes), and in the Supreme and United
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SRS. I. PALMER,
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solicited and satisfaction guaranteed.
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Misses Gillet. one of whom will take charge of
the cutting and fitting department, acting as
L P. OBERKAMP,
Carpenter and Builder,
Pine street, opposite the Iron Bridge,
Port Barrow, La.
Orders from the country solicited and
promptly attended to. Guarantees good workat
low rates, Post-office address, Donaldsonville,
tlRT GOODS, GROCERIES, te.
M, ISRAEL & CO., dealers in Dry Goods,
"i.v Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Saddlery, Bug
gies; etc., corner Mississippi and Lessard streets.
C- KLINE, corner Crescent Place and Iou
C masstreet, dealer in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Corn,
Oats and Bran.
A D, VEGA. Agent, dealer in Dry Goods,
- Notions, Clotlhing, Boots and Shoes, Hats,
Groceries. Liquors; Furniture, Hardware, To
bacco Paints, Oils. Glass, Lumber, Bricks, Carts
and W agons; Locb's corner, Railroad Avenue
and Mississippi street.
BERNARD LEMANN & BROTHER, dealers
in Western Produce, fancy and staple Gro
ceries. Liquore, Hardware Iron, Paints. Oils,
Carts, Plows, Saddlery, Stoves and Tinware,
Furniture, Crockery. Wall Paper and House
Furnishing Goods, Mississippi street, corner
J-TB. GONDRAN & SONS, dealers in Dry
*I GoodKs, Clothing, Notions Hats, Groceries,
Wine, Liqunors. Boots, Shoes, Hardware, Paints
Oils. "Saddlery Crockery, Furniture and all
kinds of House aFnrnishing Goods. Blue Store,
M TORIAS, dealer in Groceries, Dry Goods,
I. Clothing, Notions, Boots and Shoes,Hats,
Furniture, Hardware, Crockery, Trunks, etc.
corner Mississippi and St. Patrick streets anti
No. 24 Railroad Avenue. Everything at lowest
R LANDMAN, denadec in Dry Goods, Groce
- ries. Plantation Supplies, Wines, Liquors.
('igars. Tobacco, and General Merchandise, cor
ner Railroad Avenue and Taylor streets, one
block from Railtoad Depot.
TNO. F. PARK, dealer in Staple and Fancy
J Groceries.Provisions, Plantation and Steam
boat Supplies. Canned Goods, Wines, Liquors,
Bottled Beer, Ale, etc., Dry Goods and Notions,
corner of Mississippi and Chetimaches streets,
opposite River Ferry.
M LEVY, dealer in Dry Goods, Clothing,
. Boots, Shoes, Hats. Groceries, Furniture,
Hord*are and Plantation Supplies, at Lemann's
old stand, Mississippi street. G. FEITEL,
'T IAURIN, General Fire Insurance Agent,
SMississippi street, over Fernandez's bar
ber shop. Represents first-class companies with
ov r $50,(d(),t1 of capital. Ptlicies issued di
rectly from agency without delay.
HOTELS AND HOARDING-HOUSES.
PEEP-O'-DAY HOTEL AND BARROOM,
Mississippi street. First-rate accommo
dation and reasoioable prices. Western Union
telegraph ofice in the hotel.
I) OT. E. ILE HOTEL Crescent Place, near
R the Market-House, Jos. Lafargue, propri
etor. liar and billiard room attached. First
class entertainment and accommodation.
rITY HOT.EL, P. Lefevre, Proprietor. iRail
-3 road Avenue. corner Iberville stroeet. Bar
supplied with best Liquors.
1~GOJOR AND BnLLIARLI SALOONS.
-lHE PLACE. Gus. Israel, manager, Corner
- Lessard and Mississippi streets. Billiards,
Luger Beer, Lest Wines and Liquors, Fine
LOU3S 3. IIACKE, Tinsmith, Miszissippi
L rtreet, at Lemann's old stand. Orders at
tended to with dispatch and satisfaction in
L L. FERNANDEZ, Barber Shop, Mississippi
* street, near corner Lessard. Shaving. hair
cutting, shampooing, etc., in most artistic style.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
1-~REDERIBK DUFFliL, Attorney at law and
' Notary Public, office on Chetimaches street
opposite the Court-House.
4])WARD N. PUGH, Attorney at Law, Atta
kapas street. opposito Louisiana Square.
Visits Napoleonvillo on Mo.ndays.
P AUL LECHE, Attorney at Law and Notary
Public, Donaldsonvillu. Office: on blook
below the Court-House, on Attakapas street.
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HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING.
GNINGRY, THE PAINTER. shop at Cheap
Tony's Store, ccrner Mississippi street and
Railroad Avenue. House, Sign and Ornamental
Painting i all their branches. Best work at
UN DERTA KER.
SICHONBERG'S Undertaker's Establishment,
SlRailroad Avenue, between Iberville and At
takapas streets. All kinds of burial cases, from
the pine coffin to the metalic or rosewood cas
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DI)RUGS AND MEDICINES.
B RYBISKI, Apothecary and Druggist, Mis
* sissippi street, between St. Patrick and St.
Vincent streets, adjoining Gondran's store.
M1S118. M. BLUM. Milliner. Mississippi street,
between Lessard and St. Patrick. Latest
styles of Bonnets, Hats, French Flowers, etc.;
also, all kinds of Ladies Underware.
SODA WATER MANUFACTOIRY.
SODA WATER MANUFACTORY, H. Hether,
proprietor, No. 11 Mississippi street. Soda,
Mineral, Seltzer and all kinds of aerated waters
manufactured and sold at lowest prices.
BLACKSMITHS & WHEELWRIGHTS.
SCHUILER & BRINKER, Blacksmiths and
. Wheelwrights. Horse-Shoers, Wagon and
('art makers and repairers, Railroad-Avenue,
between Mississippi and lberville streets.
R II. DUNN,
Carpenter and Builder,
Shop on Iberville street, near the corner of
Orders received through the Post-offce will
meet with prompt attention.
MI W. DARTON,
Civil Engineer & Surveyor,
(Parish Surveyor of Ascension.)
Will attend promptly to work in all branches
of his profession, such as surveying, mapping.
leveling for canals, bridges, rice flumes, etc.,
estimating cost and supervising construction of
same. Orders left at the CIEs' office will meet
with immediate attention.
JOHN P. FORCHA.
ailroad Avenue, opposite the Post-oflice
All work guaranteed and satisfaction war
nted. Prices lower than the lowest.
R. B. BAQUIE,
A LL orders through post-office box 160, Don
aldsonville, will meet with prompt atten
tion. Is prepared to contract for the erection
of sugar-houses or any other work in the brick
THE ANCIENT MINiER'S STORY.
BY WILL CABLETON.
Oh yes, I'm fixed as solid, sir, as most of folks
At least the coyote Poverty has ceased to niff
That mine is worth a million down-that -is. it
What it might cost to-morrow, though. I
couldn't exactly say.
A boy in old Connecticut-this dream I used
What if the cellar of our house should spring
a leak with gold,
And I from there at any time a shining lump
I've got a cellar m this rock that's just that
sort o' thing.
.The sum my father slaved himself for twenty
years to pay,
I've taken out of that there hole in less than
half a day;
If I could lead him up yon path, I'd make
him smile at least;
But his old labor-hardened hands are mould
ering in the East.
I'd pack my mother up this hill, and open to
Enough to give a benefit to all the poor
I'd pan a heap o' happiness out of her dear
But mother's struck x lead of gold in quite
a different place.
My girl? Well, may be this is soft; but since
the question's put
,I wouldn't tell this to any one except "a
We used to climb those Eastern hills (she
was a charming witch),
And prospect on what we would do when
I had "struck it rich."
But her old fatherhadn't the heart to let us
And.so I hook oft Yankee dust and took a
My trip it lasted several years. The old man
grieved, no doubt.
I swore I never would come back till I could
buy him out.
You don't know what it is to hunt and dig
from day to day,
To strike a ein that almost shows, then dodges
Ye do? Well, yes; but have you starved, and
begged, and almost died,
With treasures that you couldn't find heaped
up on every side?
And then her letters wandered, like; then
tapered to an end;
I wondered on it for a while, then wrote a
And just as I had struck this mine, and my old
heart beat high,
There came a letter up the gaich-it was my
" She's been wandering in her mind: the other
She went within the asylum wall, as crazy as
A rush across the barren plains, a snailish
And I was in the asylum too, a-kneeling at
I thought she knew me, just at first; but soon
she shrank away,
And never looked at me again, whatever I
She wanders round, or crouches in a western
And says, " My love will come to me when
he has 'struck it rich.'"'
No word or look for me. Oh, but the Eastern
* hills were cold!
And something seemed to always say, "Go
back and love your gohl!"
And I came back; and in this hut my purpose
is to stay
A miser, with his treasure bright already stowed
I'm President, Cashier, and Board of quite
a wealthy bank,
With none except myself to please-and no
one elseto thank;
Bt-nothing makes lny mi~ ~ fast-and
I am growing old. ""'
With nots thing to love or lea ~except thfs"
pile of gold.
But I have learned a thing or two: 1 know, as
sure as fate,
When we lock up our lives for wealth, the gold
key comes too late;
And then I'm poorer now than through those
happy days in which
1 owned a heart, and did not know that I hdl I
struck it rich! eek.
OUR LETTER FROM BROADBRIM.
The St. Patrick Parade-A Display that
Cost *100,000--A Chance for Reform
The Suicidal Mania-Political Potpourri.
NEw YORK, March 2), 1881.
If any man had doubts on his mind of
the correctness of Alderman O'Reilly's
boast that New York was the first Irish
city in the world in point of population he
would have had that doubt dispelled could
he have stood in Union Square on Monday
as the St. Patrick procession passed-com
panies, regiments, battalions, brigades and
divisions. It was a great day for Ireland.
No American saint, not even Yankee Doodle,
Brother Janathan, nor Hail Columby, ever
received such a triumph: some country cor
respondents might have called it an ovation,
but an ovation is only a small affair; this
was a triumph, and a big one. As we used
to say twenty years ago, the woods were full
of 'em; and what between the army on the
maiph and the thousands of admirers that
thronged the sidewalks, it looked as though
there might have been enough in the streets
of New York alone to drive the hated Sax
on into the sea, and free the land from the
Sassanach from the Hill of Howth to Din
gle Bay. The day was fine, and the music
was fine, and the flags and the clothes were
fine; and they had a fine time generally.
As I stood looking at the procession of
thousands of laboring men, appearing gen
erally well fed and clad in the finest of
broadcloth, with cocked hats and costly
Iostrich feathers, with magnificent silk
scarfs all spangled and hung with rich gold
bullion, I could not help asking myself
if it was worth our while to keep a lot of
miserable wretches suffering and starving
in Ireland. Why not import them herei
We can take care of them. There are only
about 5,000,000 all told, and there are only
two and a half millions that are oppposed
to the British Government. Send a mill
ion of them to Texas, and make Col. Tom
Ochiltree Grand Head Centre, send 500,000
to Dakota, and scatter the other 500,000
among the States and Territories, and in
five years from this they can be Aldermen
and Governors and Congressmen, wear
cocked hats and green feathers if they
want to, and have two St. Patrick's days
every year with none to molest them nor
make them afraid. The parade cost many
thousands of dollars-not less, probably,
than $100,000, if we consider the loss of
a day's work for many thousands of men.
Then there were the music, banners,
suppers, dinners, wine and whiskey, and if
it cost New York city $100,000 what must
it cost for all the cities in the State, and
in the United States, and in the world?
Whether the money could not have been
better expended to lighten the sufferings
and wanes of the millions at home than i1
a senseless parade abroad, is a matter that.
patriots must settle among themselves,
but it looks very much that way to an out
At last we begain to see daylight. Our
new municipal bill is signed, sealed and
delivered, and theieby hangs a tail, or tale.
A year ago, when Tammany defeated the
Governor's nominee for Commissioner of
Emigration, thb Governor resolved to get
even; he rememieted the gude auld Scotch
motto, "We bite our time." Tammany's
I power has been ierpetuated even in defeat
by a series of deals which have been the
most disgraceful characteristics of our
New York politidas, A few malcontents or
traitors allying themselves to the minority
could at any time defeat the expressed will
of the people, mid the "consequence has
been that every public office, great and
small, has been postituted to the basest
uses by a set of hugs whose proper place
would have beenthe penitentiary or State
prison. The c. sr* whiskey shop, the low
concertsaloon, tei lottery office and the
gambling hell ifhad much more to do
with framing odcdity government than all
the church organations put together. But
the Rosevelt bill is a step forward, and we
breathe freer. *'he' Mayor of this great
city is no longer a puppet in the hands of the
Philistines. The.power placed in his hands
is tremendous foi evil if we should get a
bad. Mayor; and bvhile on city affairs, I see
that the Board of Estimate has added some
thing over $3,000,000 to the expenses of this
unfortunate city, making the entire assess
ment for 188* mo4e than $38,000,000. Thir
ty-eight millions of dollars for a single
city, when $68,000,000 pay the civil and
miscellaneous expenses of the United States
government. The robbers will rio doubt
make a desparate fight t) control the rev
enues of the city. • They may sink all their
feuds in considertiion of electing a Mayor,
:o that it will beoove the tax-payers to
stand by their gub if they expect to profit
by the Rosevelt bill.
The effect of anevil example was never
more visible than in the case of the unfor
tunate woman who shot herself in the pres
ence of the gambler Dunn and his wife at
the Windsor Hotel. Since then a dozen
crazy young women seemed to be carried
away with the insane disire to die in the
presence of their lovers. Scarcely aweek
passes but we hlave to record some tragedy
of that kind. The apparent ease with
which a German shuffled off this mortal
coil is marvelous. It is only a few nights
ago that a lady went to a ball and 'had a
good time, as Germans generally do. She
took her share of sour krout, lager and
pretzels and may possildly have" destroyed
some spreck, but two h is after she ar
r.ved at home shewas anluject for a Cor
oner's inquest. Another German, a very
respectable man, loses a child, and over
come by his grief;, blows his' brains out.
Another couple, ou of a job, hang them
selves. And iow,, young woman, dissap
point. .a love, p a herself, abd tries
to.lje. imlj- f~her successful
ival. The most unrom nti cfirt of it is,
and one in which the laws of retribution
do not work, the girl who had been be
trayed and who took the poison, had a
stomach pump applied to her, and after a
great deal of suffering and disgrace, will
be sent to the penitentiary, an unsuccess
ful attempt at suicide being deemed a mis
demeanor. Meanwhile the heartless be
trayer goes off with his new bride and has a
good time generally.
At no time In its nstory nas new xorKoc
cupied a more singular position politically.
The parties are going one way and the pa
pers are going the other. The Times and
Tribune, the acknowledged exponents of
Republicanism, are on the north side of
friendly with the administration and the
regular Republican organization, while the
World and Sun, which are supposed to give
pure Democratic milk, have pitched into
Carlisle as though he was a heathen and a
publican. The visit of Mr. Carlisle a cou
ple of weeks ago to the Free Trade club is
looked upon as a mistake. And whatever
may be our opinion about free trade or
high tariff, there is one thing certain, and
that is, when the people fixed the salary of
the Speaker of the House at x8000 per an
num, which is $3000 more than the pay of
an ordinary member, they did it for some
specific purpose, and that is that he should
preside over the deliberations of the House.
For the time he is actually employed Mr.
Carlisle receives about $60 per day, and
he had no more right to absent himself
from his duties than a government clerk
or policeman. His free trade speech might
have done in Kentucky, but it was a Dem
ocratic failure in New York. In fact Dem
ocrats and Republicans are in the same
boat; there are dissensions in both camps.
The ripping up of our public affairs by
the Rosevelt Committee has been disas
trous for the powers that be. It now looks
as though we might have to land our Sher
iff and a number of other public officers in
the penitentiary. If we could only include
the Board of Aldermen, the: Park and the
Police Commissioners, then indeed we
would have cause for public rejoicing.
Hoping that I may be here to see that day,
Yours truly, BROADBRIM.
Baron Nordenskjold convinced himself
last summer that he was wrong in suppos
ing that the interior of Greenland was low
land free from snow and ice during a part
of the year. The view that the country is
one of glaciers is confirmed by Mr. Edward
Whymper, who has just given some particu
lars of his own observations. He found the
height of the interior in the latitude of
Umenak (about 70 degrees 30 longitude
North), to considerably exceed 10,000 feet.
From various mountains on the eastern
side of DavisStraits he has hadviews of the
whole of Greenland's interior between
about 68 degrees 30 minutes longitude and
71 degrees 15 minutes longitude, and has
seen no break or depression within those
limits of latitude, while the country is
everywhere so deep in snow and ice that
no rook or cragvisible.
SAAVX.iNH, Ga., March 1, 1884.
B. J. KE.zDALL & Co., Gents:--This is to cer
tify that I have used Kendall's Spavin Cure on
my horses for two years and will say that it has
given me satisfaction in every trial. I have
been dealing in horses for twenty years and
have never found the equal of Kendall's Spavin
Cure for the horse. Taos. Bownu.r.
.hale stable, 211 Broughton street,
S Prince Bismark.
Impei1al Cluuxcellor of Germany.
The recent events n connection with the
return of the Lasker resolutions, and
Prince Bismark's speech on the subject in
the Reichstag the other day, when he de
clared his friendly feeling toward this
country, but vehemently stated his objec
tions to being made his "enemy's post
man," have oflate made the burly figure
of the German Chancellor a notable object
in the politics of the day.
Otto Edonard Leopold Bismark-Schoen
hausen, Chancellor of Germany, and po
litically the most powerful single man in
the world, was born at Brandenburg
April 1, 1813, of an old and wealthy fam
ily. He studied at the Universities of Got
tingen and Berlin, and his reputation is
still high in the estimation of students as a
duelist and beer drinker.
Bismark's diplomtatic career began in
1851, when he2*a'daile= chief secretary of
the Prussian Legation at Frankfurt. Be
fore this he was known as an ultra-royalist
and absolutist. The interests of Prussia
and its elevation to thehead of a confeder
acy of German States, were objects always
in his mind. He was special envoy to St.
Petersburg in 185., constantly grew in the
regard of King William, and in 1862 was
given the most important diplomatic posi
tion in the gift of the court-that of Minis
ter to France. Before long he was recalled
and lmade President of the Cabinet and
Minister of Foreign Affairs. The popular
opposition to the militarism that was fast
becoming the overpowering feature of
Prussian politics met with strong opposi
tion in the Parliament, and in October,
1862, Bismark dismissed the deputies. A
revolution would doubtless have followed
this arbitrary action, but the complicated
Slesvig-Holstein question aroused a strong
feeling inm favor of themationali~ *d unity
of Germany. .
From this timre thlii icy of Bismark was
secure, and Prussia at once took the lead
of the German States. The war of 1866
completed the supremacy of Prussia, and
Bismark, from being the most hated be
came the most popular man in Germany.
When, in 1870, Napoleon III. took advan
tage of the so-called Spanish question to
precipitate a war with Prussia, feeling that
the security of his throne depended on prov
ing that he possessed the military genius of
the great Napoleon, Germany was pre
pared at every point, armed, as it were, to
the teeth. The war of 1870-71 was soon de
cided. The discipline and skill in strategy
of the Prussian troops were invincible.
The anticipated " march to Berlin" of the
French troops became a sudden retreat.
Paris was surrounded, and at last the Ger
man soldiers marched through the streets
of the French capital. The terms dictated
by Bismark included the surrender of Al
sace and part of Lorraine, and a war in
demnity of 5000 million francs (about $1,
000,000,000). The unification of Germany
was the natural result. In 1871 Bismark
was made a Prince and in the same year
was raised to the position of Imperial Chan
cellor. It is probably a fact thafhe is the
ruler of Germany in an absolute degree
that is hardly true even of the Russian
Czar. The Emperor follows his advice im
plicitly, and the Reichbstag is almost always
gnlasrvisnt on his will.
For some time Prince Bismark's health
has been very poor, but he has of late sub
mitted to a severe course of training, and the
other day, when about to make his speech
on the Lasker question, walked to the Reich
stag-the first time for many months-re
ceiving an ovation from the people of Ber
A geological exploration of the Holy
Land has just been completed by an En
glish party under Prof. Hull. The ancient
margins of the Gulfs of Suez and Akaba
were traced to a height of 200 feet above
their present level, showing that much of
the country was once submerged and has
been gradually rising. This rise of land
must have caused the separation of the
Red Sea from the Mediterranean, and
Prof. Hull believes that those two bodies
of water were connected at the time of the
Exodus. He thinks he has also discovered
that the Dead Sea, whose remarkable de
pression gives especial interest to the geolo
gy of Palestine, formerly stood at an ele
vation of 1400 feet above its present level,
or at 150feet above the level of the Medi
terranean. The survey is said to have fur
nished materials for the construction of a
much more satisfactory geological map of
the Holy Land than has hitherto been pos
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"How are we ever going to get through our
spring and summer's work? We are all run
down, tired out before it begins." Sosay many
a farmer's family. We answer, go to your
druggist and pay $5 for six bottles of Ayer's
Sarsaparilla. This is just the medicine you
need, and will pay compound interest on the
A committee has been appointed by the
Royal Society of London to collect the
various accounts of the Krakatoa volcanic
eruption and attendant phenomena. This
committee may be able to prove or
disprove the theory that the red sunrises
and sunsets have been caused by volcanic
INTERESTING POLITICAL REVIEW
Anomalous Condition of Southern Politics
-Letter from Dr. 1)uperier.
Subjoined is the letter from Dr. A. Du
perier of I'ew Iberia, late Republican nomi
nee for State Treasurer, to which reference
was made in the Cnr.r week before last.
The epistle will be read with general in
terest and the writer's logical opinions as
to the reconstruction polipy that ought to
have been pursued-by the iepublican party
in the South will meet with the hearty con
currence of many thoughtfhl minds:
NEw IBEaIA, )March 10, 1884.
Hon. A. J. Dumont, President of the State
Central Executive Comngittee of the Re
publican Party in Louisiana:
Sir-In reading over tfl deliberations of
the State Republican cof--ntion assembled
in the city of New Orlean~ on the 7th inst.,
I notice that I have been selected. as the
candidate for State Treasurer on the Re
publican ticket. Thanking, through you,
those gentlemen who have been so con
siderate as to present my name and give
ame their support, I feel cobmpelled to de
cline a nomination ent y nnexpected and
In doing so I canin0owever, withhold
my approbation of the 4tciples enunci
ated in the State Repuatican platform
antagonistic, as they are, to the free trade
doctrines of the Delnicratic party now
threatening to control the legislation of
the Congress of the United States.
In view of the ultimate triumph pf that
wing of the Democratica ty, it is to be
regretted that the N onal Republican
party, after the final t ihation of the
war. did not adopt t dtirent reconstruc
The question of slavii being irrevoca
bly settled by constitu nal amendments
guaranteeing to that c impartial right
of citizenship, it beca the duty of the
Republican party to 6 t the intelligence
of the South in the grea ork of reconstruc
tion-the paramount ob1igation being toaf
ford to the; ,000,000 of ignorantcolored citi
zens full and impartial advantages for the
education of their race. The intelligence of
the South was either disloyal or loyal
to the Government of the United
States. If disloyal, the States should
have continued under military rule; if
loyal ignorance should have been made
subservient to intelligence in the reorgian
ization of the different State Governments
in conformity to the new order of things.
A contrary course has engendered deep
rooted prejudices, whichhave led to the de
feat of the Republican party, under what
iver leadership, in evqey Southern State.
A more liberal policy, I am inclined to
think, would have secured results entirely
The precipitate action of the Democratic
party in resisting the inauguration of a
that party controlled the legislative depart
ment-the vain appeal to arms before any
overt act, threatening or endangering the
peace and safety of the country had taken
place, and the final issue were little calcu
lated to inspire confidence or to restore the
Democratic party to public favor.
Under the circumstances, is it not ra
tional to suppose that a more liberal recon
struction policy would have enlisted the
full sympathies and secured the full co
operation of the entire Whig element of the
South, and of the more conservative and
disaffected from among the Democrats?
Wedded to the teachings of Clay, Web
ster and Filmore, the intelligent element
of the Whig party, slave-holders as they
were, looked upon the institution as an
evil, limited in its duration by the immu
table laws of Providence and destined to
disappear at no distant day under the re
quirements of civilization. To such, the
movement inaugurated at Sumpter was the
signal for defeat-the doom of slavery.
The result of the rash attempt'at secession,
being as they had anticipated, found that
class fully prepared to accept the situation.
Outside of the policy o( reconstruction
dictated by the peace-making power-the
Republican party-upon the great national
issues of protection to home industries, the
liberal appropriation of public monies for
works of internal improvement, the Whig
party was the natural ally of the Republi
can party. Had such an alliance been effec
ted, there would have been no "Solid
South," no "Solid North;" the "bloody
shirt" and "Negro party" banners, the
weapons of the knaves in politics, would
have been consigned to a common grave;
vital issues would have controlled party or
ganizations. The anomaly of Southern
Democrats with Republican principles, and
Northern Republicans with Democratic
principles, antagonistic in name only and
fighting side by side in support of meas
ures affecting the welfare of their respec
tive constituencies, would never have been
seen. The control of the legislative depart
ment of the government would not have
fallen into the hands of fanatical adherents
to the defunct theories of Calhoun; the
great agricultural and manufacturing in
dustries of Louisiana, lately ushered into
existence and fostered by the protective
policy of the Republican party, with mill
ions of capital invested, furnishing employ
ment to over a half million of operatives,
would not be threatened by unwise legisla
tion with complete ruin and bankruptcy.
How is this to be averted? Is the only
remedy in the organization of a Demo
cratic party upon Republica principles?
Respectfully, A. DUPERIER.
Of 3361 samples of wine examined at the
Paris Municipal Laboratory in one year,
more than half were found to be bad, while
202 were positively dangerous. Of I037
samples of milk amid cream, 542 proved to
bebad; an of seventy-one samples of fruit
preserves, no less thanrtwenty-five were pro
nounced dangerous. Of ninety-two sam
ples of water, silis- wo were condemned'
That slight cold you think soe ittmlt of
prove the forepaer of a complamd that -
be fatal avoid this result ofy takasg
Cherry Pectoral, the best of known
for colds, coughs, catarrhs, bronch~itis, i eii
eat constuapt io, and all other thru'rt aa4atlang
OUR GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY.
Senator David Davis expects an heir.
Patti's first night's receipts in San Fran.
cisco were $12,000.
Over 200 wild ducks were trapped in a
warehouse near Chico, Cal.
The funeral of Thomas Einsella, the edi
tor of the Brooklyn Eagle, was a mile long.
A woman at Norwalk, Ohio, pulled an
adopted child's hair until the scalp was
The baby giant of the west, died at- Ana
masa, Ia. He was six yearsoldand weighed
Rugg, the Negro murderer of Lang
Island, is being lionized by the people of
Mrs. Langtry refused to. give an Ash
Wednesday matinee, and is being sued by
her manager for $12,000,
Barnum's car for his white elephant is
described as eclipsing anything in the ear
line ever built, and is sixty feet long.
A woman committed suicide at Hot
Springs recently by severing her throat to
the neck bone with a common hand-saw.
The Prejbyteriaxs in Philadelphia de
clined to receive their share of $10,000
raised by the giving of the recent charity
One of the Siamese sacred white ele
phants lived in captivity 180 years, and oc.
casioned the death of ;more than 15,000
The Jerusalem Club of Boston, composed
of wealthy young Germans noted for their
eccentricities, has jnst given a dinner of
There is a marksman in Somerset, Pa.,
who can shoot through the mouth of a pop
bottle thrown into the air and,. knock the
A trapeze performer fell at Minnea
polis, killing himself instantly. The art.
d:ence were sohorrified that apanic ocuarred
in which several were idlled and wounded.
A New Milford, Conn., Sunday school
teacher, who supported a wife and four ahil
dren on $3 a week, has been sent to jaiL
for stealing small quantities of coal and
A gang of boys at Oil City, Pa., having
determined to run away, each member was
to poison his mother so they should have
no cause to return. The plot was over-.
heard by a servant-girl and the boys ap
Of the two sailor survivors of the Jean
nette expedition, Ninderman is employed
at the Brooklyn navy yard, and Noros is
selling Mrs. De Long's edition of her hus
band's journal throughout the New En.
Patti has just celebrated her forty-seoond
Mgr. Capel's mother keeps a boarding
hdnse Ht Hsthetings, Engl d .iw&
An English Roman Catholic lady recently
left $2,000,000 to the Pope.
The sentence of Potnce Krapotkine has
been commuted to banishment.
Parisian public schools are visited twies
a month by medical inspectors.
Bradlaugh has again been excluded from
the English House of Parliament.
Rebellion against the Turks in Yemen,
southWktitrn division of Arabia,is spread.
Vicomte Dumonsel, author of scientifo
works and member of the eanch Institute,
The steamer Great Eastern has been
purchased by England for a coal hulk at
A score of vagrants ranging in age from
90 to 99 years, were recently arrested in one
week at Pars.
The betrothal of Princess Elizabeth of
Hesse with Grand Duke Sergius of Russia
Fifty young women have sailed from
France to New Caledonia to be married to
The manuscript of "Nana Judith," about
to be published in Paris, has been bought
at a high price and burned.
One of Garibald's daughters is shortly to
be married to one of the Professors of the
International College at Turin.
The Chinese Viceroy, prior to the cap
ture of Sontay, ordered the Black Flags to
murder every Christian in the city.
The remains of W. H. Hunt, late United
States Minister to Russia, will be brought
to the United States for interment.
Peace has been established between
Russia and the Vatican, and a Russian
minister to the latter will be appointed.
Mile. Nevada, an Americanprima decna,
is to embrace the Catholic religion, Gounod,
the composer, and Mrs. Mackay acting as
The Grand Duke Michael presented the
Emperor of Germany with an autograph
letter from the Czar and the baton of a
Russian field marshal.
Bismark says he would have accepied the
American resolutions on Herr Lasker's
death had they not contained opinions
opposed to his convictions.
When Mr. Foote, editor of the Free
hhiker, completed his year's imprisonment
for blasphemy, Mr. Bradlaugh, with 2000
sympathizers, met hini at the gate of the
A charity fair is to be given in England
at which -:-1 nations will be represented.
Miss Mary Anderson will preside over Da
st-il, and one of the American ladies is to
appear as an Indian squaw.
SOUDArNESE WAR NOTES.
El Mahdi is as black as Cetewayo.
The garrison at Kassala is holding out
The British forces have captured and de.
The sheiks ask that a British governor
be appointed for Tokar.
Honesty is the bet pl,!icy in mei10'e as
well as in other things. Ayer'sa r8arae is
a genuine preparation., an
medicine and hl,od parifier, decd e tp
or toallothers in thee market. Tri4 t ea it.
to JoDhlin, fshes -h
Sat depths where they ,".at sai
ustained a pressure of eightrt .oeec3t
wquare foot of il.eir bnyes,
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