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.Ire question as to what conqti
tuted aid to the "rebellion" has
been a very perplexing one in the
te-ededa,- States.. The Supreme
Oorit of this State, at its recent
t.~~. at pelousas, had the ques
,tiqi ,o cone before it, whether
Sori apt an individual who held the
.office of District Clerk riuriug the
-War did thereby render aid to the
"~dbllion," and having held an
olffie prior to the war, was by
reesonrof holding the two offices
4ebarred from holding office now
ky the XIVth Amendment.
Th ocpinion of the Court was
dejrvered by" Justice ]Howe, who
V:S.tB&aineOd by. a full Bench.
4he-material portion of the deci
n tk in-the following words :
.~si olving so doubtful and de
.iccate a.question as this, we must
naot beumnmindful of the compli
aeited nafture of modern 'civiliza
-tion. The State is not a tribe of
`"barbarians, who may be engaged
- a, de agriculture to-day, and
transformed, in toto, to -a band of
warriiors, to-morrow. The neces
siies of avl -lfe will still exist in
a p iised".:asociety; no matter how
,extensive and desolating may be
the ravages of war. Property
-niust-be bought and sold, offen
-ders against the-criminal law must
be-arrested and punished, private
Srights must often be adjudicated.
'~uceessions must be opened, the
clainms of heirs, minors and mar
ried women must be ascertained
sand protected; and, therefore, it
:might well be that in the Parish
of $t.'`Landry, during the late re
bellion, the office of a clerk of
court might exist as a necessity,
-without the discharge of its' du
-ties being considered in any en.
lightened view an engaging in
Insurrection or rebellion, or giv.
Sfig aid and comfort to the ene
omies of the United States. If, in
$861, every citizen of this parish,
except'those who were absent in
the rebel army, had been a de
voted friend of the United States,
would it have been their duty ·to
refrain from holding these minor
local offices, and by leaving them
vacant, allow- society to relapse
- nto a chaotic condition? -
"-We- think not.
- "On the contrary, we appre
bend that there could be nothing
in the discharge of the legal du
ties of such officers that could be
considered as a' taking part, for
or against, or giving aid and com
fort, to either one side or the oth
er, in the great controversy. And
In the special case before us, we
are constrained to think that if
the defendant confined himself to
his legitimate duties as clerk,
(and there is no evidence that he
did not,) the fact that he held the
office simply, would not go to dis
qualify him tinder the act of Con
gress of June 25, 1868, admitting
La. to representation, and the
14th amendment to the Constitu
tion of the United. States.
"If in legislative or other ofi
Cial capacity, he had been enga
-ged in the furtheranuco of the
unlawful purposes of the insur
gents, where the duties of his of
flece necessarily had relation to the
support of the rebellion; if he had
held a position created for the
purpose of more effectually car
rying on hostilities, or whose
duties appertained to the support
of the rebel cause; or if he had in
the same way misused the office
he did hold, to forward the de
signs of the enemies of the UTni
ted States, the case would have
been diftererent. But so far as
we are advised by the record, he
performed only clerical duties,
such as belonged to a state of
peace, and were designed to pre
serve civil order and administer
.ivil law."
The spirit of proscription is
thus again rebuked. Radicalism
will soon be a dead issue, and lib
eralism dominant everywhere.
Scandalous Conduct of a Radical
State Senator.
Senator Hugh Campbell! In
troduced to our readers as aNorth
ern "immigrant" who came South
during or after the war, settled
in the cotton bureau of this State
and went to work "developing
the hidden wealth of the country."
Spent a month or so in Monroe
in this capacity, and went to New
Orleans, where he set down his
carpet bag, and entered into the
business of loyalist. Business,
paid good dividends, and Camp
bell was made a State Senator
from one of the New Orleans dis
tricts, ousting a Democrat. In
the Senate, Campbell thrived;
made speeches and helped to en
act laws, one of which provided
for a revision of the statutes of
the State, by a joint committee of
the legislature, of which commit
tee the Senator was made a mem
ber. The Senator is also one of
the editors of the New Orleans
"Christian" Advocate, a paper
engaged in circulating a line of
religion to a column of conun
drums interspersed with abuse
and villification of the Southern
people. He is also high cock-a
lorum in the Radical State Central
Executive Committee.
Senator Campbell is also a
depraved brute, as will appear
from the following facts,-deri
ved from good sources:
He visited Monroe recently to
aid in the revision of the State
laws, the work being done here
under the direction of Senator
John Ray. He remained here a
few days, ostensibly engaged in
his legislature duties. The night
before he left, Campbell got
drunk, or feigned being so, and
just after dark called at the front
gate of the residence of a most
respectable citizen of the place,
and demanded entrance. The
owner of the premises had just
gone to church-it was the Sab
bath-and the demand was an
swered by the gentleman's wife.
No satisfactory account being giv
en by Campbell'as to who he was,
his business there was demanded
by the lady. He replied with
the most insulting and hellish
proposal conceivable, when the
lady withdrew to her room, lock
ed the . door, and immediately
sought the protection of a neigh
bor. Meanwhile, Campbell had
entered the enclosure. Assis
tance arrived in a few minutes,
when the brutish creature was
discovered leaning against the
door, with his ear to the key-hole !
Hie was hurried away from the
premises, and next morning left
Monroe at daylight. This outra
geous occurrence is susceptible
of proof beyond peradventure; and
the family so grossly insulted is
nearly related to the gentleman
whose guest and brother Senator,
Campbell is.
WVe make no apology for pub
lishing this elpose of such inde
cent and brutish conduct, but
rather wish we could spread it be
for. every wife, mother and
dlaughter north of Mason and Dix
on's line. This fellow Campbell
ranks high among the present rn
lers of Louisiana, and is a man
of influence in his party. He is
making our laws; living upon our
money, as he never lived in all
his life, and has a potential voice
in every act of the State govern
mlent. His brutish instincts help)
to sway our destinies, and we
are powerless as babes to prevent
it. We may contemn n and despise
such interlopers, and treat them
hourly with indignity and con
terupt-the craven creatures only
smile, as if they felt honored, and
cogitate the best means for ob
taining some secret revenge.
Anon it comes, as in this in
stance, to shock the moral senses
and make humanity blush.
MIARKET.s- LOW MIiddling Cot
ton was quoted at noon yesterday
in New Orleans at 24 cents, and
gold at 13g.
AND RETIRED M. C.--Where is
the individual who wanted to
spell against the world? We have
before us a copy of the Feliciana
Republican, edited by Hon. J. P.
Newsham, ex-M. C. from the 3rd
Congressional district of this
State. Mr. Newsham has until
recently been a prominentr man
in his section of the State; at
present he appears to be content
with editing and publishing a
small newspaper, devoted to hom
icides, poetry, rows, deaths, laws
of the State, prospectuses, and a
contempt for Webster's spelling
book! We learn from the Re
publican that "emigration is set
ting in," (it usually sets out;) that
Mr. Fessenden's "death was pre
cipitated from the remains of
poison;" that there is an "un
proffitableness" about large land
ed estates; and that "the iron
horse is preparing to bridge our
streams," and "thril our tall for
ests, with the shril whirr of forty
miles an hour!" (Theraceof Cen
taurs and flying jennies is about
to re-appear, it seems.) We also
learn that it is good grammar to
write, "Aristocratic pride have
prevented," &c., that "prejudice
exist" against a meeting, and
that there is such a person as a
"bone fide owner" Who "can or
may til the soil." "Bone" is cer
tainly good-when there is mar
row in it, and Mr. Newsham is
unquestionably a "bone" editor.
He ought to go to Congress by
all means, in'place of Judge Ryan,
and teach spelling by ear and
writing with his toes!
P Cotton is opening rapidly.
Planters have gathered at least
one-third of their crops, and re
port fair yields and a fine quality.
LAND PATENTS.--An inquiry is
made of us with reference to the
legal status of lands entered un
der the late Graduation Act of
Congress. Upon examination, we
find the matter is not clearly un
derstood by the land officers here.
The Department circular lately
issued in reference to the subject,
leaves some doubt whether per
sons holding land entered by oth
er parties, at graduation prices,
cani perfect the entry by paying
the difference between the entry
price and the minimum price per
acre'previous to the passage of the
Graduating Act, to-wit: $1,25 per
acre. It is clear, however, that
the individual who entered the
land can so perfect his entry, or
by making the requisite proof of
actual settlement and cultivation
can obtain his patent without
further payment. We hope the
officers here will apply for more
explicit instructions, and repre
sent to the department the justice
and necessity of permitting all
graduntion entries to be perfect
ed, whether in the name of the
person who entered, or that of
the present occupant and owner.
The Gold Panic.
Gold went up recently in New
York to a startling figure. Conm
mencing at about 135 it rose in a
single day to 162. Plenty of
causes will be assigned for this
strange freak in the money mar
ket, all of which are embraced in
the single fact that the national
currency is rotten, and could not
stand a day if the Treasury would
cease to be a stock-jobbing and
brokerage bank.
Planters would do well to take
warning by this occurrence. The
currency depreciates, gold rises,
anld cotton falls. The decline in
cotton comes from no excess of
supply, but from a derangement
in the money market---want of
confidence in greenbacks. Let
the cotton planter bear this in
mind, and what funds he wishes
to lay by let him lay it by in gold.
He will act wisely, in our judg
ment, if he simply holds back his
cotton awhile, at least that por
tion not required to pay advances
and stop interest. The price may
decline still further, but there is
no earthly teason why it should
not rise again to the opening fig
ires for this season..
The Opportunity of Congreas.
|From the New York Republio. I
It is plain that the country has
pronounced against disfranchis
ment. The south, herself, has re
pudiated proscription. That it
should have have been presented
even for rejection is a discredit.
It is less dishonorable to legislate
pauperism than proscription.
Rightly, the latter has been wiped
out as far as State action can do
it. A phase of disfranchisement
still obtains. The brain and blood
of a whole section of the Union
are ineligible to Federal trusts
and office. This is more than
disgraceful. It is dangerous. A
government founded on the op
pression of a portion of a people
is feebly founded, for it has no
root in the attachment of the
masses. We call this sort of rule
tyranny in Poland, and when it
prevailed it was despotism in
Hungary. It is not so named
among us. Difference in name,
however, is all the difference, and
is no difference. Now, where lies
the power and duty to right the
wrong? Congress holds the key
which locked and can unlock
these bonds. Will the National
Legislature decree the removal
of all political disabilities whatev
er during its coming session? If
so, a palpable demand of the peo
ple will be obeyed. . If not, an
obvious desire of the country will
be thwarted. Congress will be
hardy to risk the latter. Public
opinion is law in the long run,
under our system. What oppo
ses it goes down before it. No
blindness or obstinacy will avail
now. A single organization is
supreme in every department of
our government. Its opponents
claim that it intends to continue
itself in power by such repressive
statutes as impose minority rule
upon the majority. The only way
to repel this' charge is to give
every man a vote and a possibility
to be voted for. By an act of
universal political relief the party
in power can rebuke the charge
of permanent proscription laid
against them. In no other way
can it be done. That powerful
party has statesmen wise enough
to see this. Mr. Ferry, of Con
netticut, has introduced a bill to
lift all political disqualifications.
By the terms of the Fourteenth
Amendment, a two-third vote of
both Houses is required to pass
it. The proposition was without
a majority last winter. Since
then Tennessee and Virginia have
stamped out all inequality in fran
chise. Mississippi and Texas will
soon do the same. All the other
States South only wait a chance
to do likewise.. The nation has
applauded these results and indi
cations. Every journal of influ
ence cries for enfranceisement.
On Congress rests the duty to
comply with this request, which,
if refused or ignored, will become
an indictment and a conviction.
The Supreme Court have decided.
in the matter of the contest be
tween Judge J. D. WVatkins and
Col. J. L. Lewis for the office oi
District Judge in the Claiborne
District that all the acts of Judge
Watkins up to the day of render
ing decision are valid, but the
Court declare the office vacant,
This disposes of Col. Lewis's pre
tensions,-pretentions he ought
never to have set up. A man
who will wrangle and scheme for
a place on the bench ought never
to get higher than the dunce's
An exchange thlinks thie
South would have an abundant
supply of labor, if only the idle
would go to work. We think the
writer is but a poor observer.
Leave out the idle negroes who
hang about the towns and cities
who will never go to the fields
except upon compulsion, and
there is not an idle able-bodied
man to every hundred male in
habitants of the State. There
has been an universal pulling off
of coats and rolling up of sleeves
in the South since the war, and
statistics will show we produce
more and earn more to the head
than the people of any country
upon earth. It is time Southern
men should cease slandering their
own people. Heaven knows they
are injured and outraged enough
without the help of men of their
own country.
SWe refer the reader to a
very readable letter from Gen. D.
H. Maury, in another column, in
reference to Life Insurance.
noM ly
And you will not lose in weight only from
natural causes. You will always get your
own cotton for it cannot be exchanged, and
you run no risk of gettir.g a light bale for
your heavy one; nor Low Ordinary for Good
Middling Cotton. By the use-of this cheek
you give your merchant a KEY TO ALL
ERRORS.--they are discovered at once and
rectified before loss is sustained. It gives
your merchant a voucher to correctness very
satisfactory to him, and you will know who is
to blame in case of losses. It will relieve
him from blame for anothr man's mistake.
and your merchant will RETURN IT OR KEEP
IT FOR YOU to corroborate his account sales,
and the steamboat clerk can point your cotton
out, even it all marks from the heads of bales
are gone. It eaves steam boatmen much time,
much money and trouble. In using the
"ODELL COTTON CHECK," mark a simple letter
or any usual merk on the head of the bale for
convenience, and if hundreds of bales are
marked exactly like your cotton and on the
same hoat, no one can have ANY NUMBER
LIKE YOURS, as there are no twu checlts
This check Ia made of brass-is about the
size of a Mexican dollar, and is a complete
fastening or lock around the tie-it costs only
25 cents, and will last the planter, merchant or
cattou dealer -"any years. It is approved by
all planters and cotton dealers who have seen
Checks can be ordered through all conntry
merchants, any Commission House or my
house in Monroe.
General Depot No. 194 Gravier Street, New
Monroe, La., Sept. 29, 1869. no26:r.
THIS old and reliable house has just receiv
ed and is constantly receiving a large stock
,£ atljatbisr,
Plantation Supplies,
Fancy Goods I
THEIR stock cannot be surpassed outside
of NEw YonK. All the
Are Custom-Mlade,
and specially manufactured for this market,
under the supervision of Mr. E. DREYFUS,
and are
Guaranteed to be as Represented!
And prices altisfactory.
Pleasuret taken In
Exhibiting their stock.
Monroe, La., Oct. 2, 1869. n2 ly
Il largest and best assorted stock of
Ever brought to this market. His stock of
Dry Goods comprises
Poplins, DeLaines,
Kerseys, eiLenas,
Osnaburgs, Tweeds,
Broadcloths, Nabtas,
Flannels of all kinds. Jaconetts, &c,
His stock of Gentlemen's clothing embra
ces an attractive variety of seasonable P0od
nmade up to the latest and most fashionable
He will sell I Give him a call
as cheap as before you make
COTTON and all kinds of COUNTRY
PRODUCE purchased at the highest marlket
Monroe, La., October ., 1869. :;¶
New Orleans. Trenton.
I. and dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots. Shoes
Clothing, Western Produce and Plantation Soppllu,.
We have erected a large WAREHOUSE on the
bank of the river and are propeped to spite all right
or cotton at low rates.
VWe respectfully solicit the patronage-f the pabllo
iSgheLt market price paidfor cotton. n:ly
Capital paid up and secured - *$00 000.
Assets, - - - 01 000 000.
Policies issued during the last
two years, over - - - 8 000.
Declares dividends annually, and assigns
dividends annually to all policy holders.
Divides eighty-seven and half per cent. (87k
p. c.) of profits amongst the policy holders.
Lends in each State the funds acquired from
the policy holders of that State.
Lends its funds only on first bond andmort.
gage, and lends only to the amount of one.
half the value of the real estate pledged.
Is exclusively a Southern Company, its
Stockholders, Directors and Officers were
born in the South.
Its prosperity is unequalled probably in the
whole history of Life Insurance. Nn Compa.
ny has ever before during the same period of
its history, made such progress as the
has done. No Company presents such claims
to the patronage and the confidence of the
Southern people.
W. C. CARRINTON, President,
JOHN E. EDWARDS Vice Pree't,
D. J. HA RTSO)K, Sr cretary,
J. S. HOPKINS. Assistant Secretary.
Agent for Kentucky.
DABNEY H. MAURY,General Agent fot
Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
D. H. Maury, Gen. G. T. Bearregard.
Gen. Braxton Bragg, Dr W. H. Holcombe,
Col. G. G. Garner, R. M. Simmons,
Col. D. A. Wilson, Col Thos. Macon,
Edward NalPe, T. S. Barton.
Jules C. Denis, Louis Barnett,
W. M. Randnlnh, A. M. Fortier,
Forestier Deslondes.
Liberal commissions will be allowed to ac
tive agents who have had experience in the
bnoi ne ss.
Agents are especially desired for Louisiana
and Arkansas. Gentlemen applying for agen
cies will please send reterences and state what
their experience has been.
DABNEY H. MAURY, General Agent
for South West, 59 Carondelet St., N. O.
L. V. MAAYRE, Agent for Monroe,
and neighboring Parishes. n2 :ly
OR SALE. That very eligibly located and valu
ahle Drolpert v situated at the corner of Gt rod and
a front of too feet on Grand street and runs back to
the Onacilta river. 'The corner building is two
storiec in hight and has a front of about 45 feet.
T'here are two storeson the lower floor, with a ware
house back of the corner store, and somue rooms on
ti upper tlour. The corner front room up stairs jit
now leased for ,t .jeweliers shop. Below the two sto
ry buildiong there is a ingle story house, now used
;a a largetin shop, back of which is cotton shed.
On the lower line of the lot there is a brick wall
two stories in bIigt and well built, which cost $o000
ThisG wall is nt only a great protection against fre
,but is in fine condition to be used as a wall of a brick
hIouse if deairted. The location is the most central in
town. T'erms of sale-$90ot; tone third cash ad. tbh
b;Ahttco in one and two years with S per cent Inter
est from dlate, with mortgage on the property.
Apply to E. J. Hart & Co. or Chisn, As Boy-d, New
Orloatlaa, or to Morrison & Fartmer, Agents.
Monroc, La., September 15, 1869: no59tt
Sucecssors to West, Renshawa r CammkOt and pee. We~c
General Commission Merchants,
No. 32 Perdido Street, New Orleans.
P. F.- Orders for the purchase of all descriptions
of produe will receie our rticlar attention.
nl 6m'
(Successors to LOTCIFORD, ROWN,VN & c.O)
JVo. 60 Carondelet St., JV'ew Orleans.
Union Ilark, New Orleans, La.
(:reCeent City latik,
BrL smrs. Pike lt other l Co., Newo Orlana
C1harrls Gallagher, eq. "
.Mrat n_5. 1r9e. '-nl Pl
G. L. flEHNDO. L. V. "tARVE.
Grand Street.Monroe, La,
rtILL attend to the aals ripment or wtoiL o ei
cotton and to makn~ plmonrea orpinteo r al
and others. 'CLttot shipped to them will beeove5rm
hy insurance, r lst ess Otherwise instruteod. Policies
ofinsurance ptt n0 tsideneea tgtn-lonses and icotton
In gins, iesned upon liaeor rates. Liberal adsc~sDm
taloaon cotton sentto them for htalpment to thell
+fript In New i Orleans, Now York orLioerpeol.
e 1 .
x' MN heX tenslvo Nurseries of P. . BERCl.
ne durinth o ...., , -srOat, will be fttnished Ub
Igatlon So t eason of 1t69 and 1870. Duringnass"
thu ott the Oute hita and triblutaries, I will steir
O u trees --c at any landing thereon or as any
point or. the :N L.T &T R. R. ]DescrIptIe catlona
ahowiuc prices a' " : • to atalo
byv purchasrs ddlpmenm laaddition al to be paid
ro Oiht Trenfton snto Itouso in -New Orleans, MOO'S:
ounroe La. Se?,t. A. Ie:t,. t. =l ARMEXIR .
n~oi th Att iuiT.

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