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THE PEOPLE'S VINDICATOR.
pELLI & AREAUX, Publishers. The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. TERMS, 83 per an . VOL. I. NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, JULY 18, 1874. N5 ARRIVALS AND DEPARTEURII. NE:W ORLEANS, Red River Landing, Cheneyvillo Quarantico, Alexandria, Cotilo and Cloutierville, Daily, at 7 A. M. SIIHREVEPORT, Keachie, Mansfield, Mar thaville, and Pleasant Hill-Daily at 10OA. M. NACOGDOCHES, Melrose, Chirino, San Augustine, Milanm, Pondleton, 8ablue town, Many and Ft. Jesup--ou Tues day Thursday and Saturday, at r P.l b. IIOMIEU, Minden, Buckhorn, Ringgold, Coushatta and Campte-on Tues day and Friday, at 5 P. M, \VINNFIELD, Atlanta, Sutton and St. ,Maurive-on Tuesday and Friday, S9 A. 4i. MAILS CLOSE At 6 A. M. for New Orleans, Alexandria and Cloutierville. At 9 A. M. for Shreveport, Keachi, Manse field and t'leasant Hill. At 6 P. M. for Nacogdoches, Texas, Mel rose and San Augustin. At 5 P. M. for Homer, La., Buckhorn, Coushatta and Campte. At 10 A. M. for Winnfield, &c. Office Hours-from 10 A. M. to 2 P. ,M. and from 3 r M to 7 P M. J. F. DnVARGAs, Post Master. Professional Cards, W. H. JACK. D. PIERSON. Jaok. eb PiersoIn, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, NATCHITOCHES, LA. WILL practlee in the Cour1t of Natchitoches, Sabine, DeSoto, Red River, Winn, Rapides, and Grant, and itn the Suprome Court of the state. Claims promptly attended to. June 40-ly. i. M. KEARNEY. M. J. CUNNINGHAM. Kearney & Cunningham, Attorneys and Counselors at Latw, Offce on St. Denis Street, June 20-ly. Natekiltoces. La. Zievy eb Piersozi, Attorneys and Counselors at Latw, Ofice corner Second k Trudau streets, June 20-ly Natehitockes, La. Business Cards. M4 H. CARVER. R W. TAYLOR. C arver cd Taylor Wholesale and Retail dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, IIABDWARIE, BOOTS, HATS, CROCKEliYWARE, etc., etc. FRONT STREET, Natchitoches, La. A FRESH and sele.e stock of goods always on hand, which having been purchased on a cash basis enables us to offer extra induce meats to cash buyers. Highest cash price paid for cotton and other produce, and liberal advances made in cash or merchandiseon consignment. June O--ly. -DEALER IN FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES and HATS., Corner of Front & Church Streets. Natchitoches, La. June 20-ly. J. c. nteUaCl J. T. AIru. "Wrohoe. da AJtwey, (Walmsley's Brick Building,) Washington Street, Natchitoches, La. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, HAlS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES, and General MERCHANDISE. 1W Highest price paid for Cotton and otner Country produce, in Cash or Mer chadise. June 90l1y. Washington Street, NArcnTCocRsn, LA. pETAIL dealer in Fancy and Staple lbGroceries, CHOICE FLOUR, SUGAR, COFFE, RICE, HAMS, BACON, TOBACCO, WINES AND Also agent for the LQOU . BALSAMIQUE DES PYRENEES, a French tonic for invalids. Superior induce ment(sered to dealers. June --6nm. C. A. BULLAII). N. H. CAMPBELL Bullard & Campbell, -DEALERS IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWARE, And General Merchandise. Corner FROST & LAFAYrTTr Street, Natchitoches, La. HIGIIEST .ah price pald for eotton asnt country produce in casl or merchandise. Juno 20-1y. Willis gEolmes, Intersectipn Front, Washington & Lafayette Sta Natchitoches, La. -DEALER IS DRY GOODS, Groceries, IlailIware, Crockery, Hats, Caps, Boots, "ides and Notions. Special hlducements offired to Cash purchasers. Cotton and country pro duce, both at highest Cash rates. June 20-1y. Beverly Tuoler, Corner Front and St. Denis street, NATCIllrTOCIEs, La. RETAIL dealer in choice Family Groceries, COFFEE, WINES, LIQUORS, Cigars and Tobacco. &. LIQUORS, Li Cheaper than the Cheapest, June Win6m. A.lemAo.. Garmia, (The People's Favorite Grocery.) KEEEPS constantly on hand L CHOICE FLOUR, BACON, LARD, HAMS, And in fact a full line of fancy family sup plies. Give him a call. Satisfaction goaranu teed. Juno 21--ly. Tiheo. SIBohuan, -DEAI.Elt IN GROCERIES, and GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Cor. FRONT and ST. DENIS Streets, Natehitoches, La. June 20-ly. IQ ha D. R. S. CALVES, Surgeon Dentist, (Corner Amulet and Second Streets,) NACnrrTOCHEM, LA. ALL dental operations warranted, and per formed with the greatest care, and after the latest and most approved method. March 98-9tm. O. Shaiýrath, Boot and Shoe Makek. CHALLENGES the world for neatness and durability of work. Satisfaction in fit and material guaranteed shop on St. Denis St. June 204-y. 'heoo. gEaller, Coper, Tin and Sheet-iron worker. -DRALIR IN- . Stever Tinware and BH se Parnmlshlmg GOO D S, Washington at.,........Ntckitet , La. Sole agent for the Unrivalled BUC'S BRILLIANT OoolIng Sto-~v., Gutters, Pipes, Metalie roofing and all kinds of repairing, done with dispatch. A liberal discount to country trade. Juno Wo-ly. LETTERS. ANNIE HOBERTISON NOXON. To-night, love, I break the cold fetters, Which have bound me for many a day ; And softly I touch the old letters, Once mor'nfully folded away. AMd faintly an incense is starting From their pages, so precious to me, Ere I dreeamed that an hour of parting Between us, my darling, could be. I remember the touch of your fingers, And the light in your tender blue eyes; Like the scent of the rose leaf that ling'ers Round the spot where the dead blossom lies. Each word, then so thoughtlessly uttered, Returns to my memory to-night, Like the swallows, whose wary wingt flattered, Round the-branch where she first saw the light. And I wonder if the pang of regretting E'er wrings from your bosom a sigh : Or are you in exile, forgetting The years that so far backward lie I I read now with tears the old pages, With tears that are needless and vain; And I know that time never assuages Some griefs that are keener than pain. The White League. ITS PLATFORMI IN FULL. t A MANLY AND STRAITFORWARD DOCU- t MENT. ii a I From the N. 0. Picayu.e. n - It having been alleged or implied a that the White League is a secret or- a ganization, and therefore open to ad- a verse criticism and remonstrance, we t have concluded to publish in full the t address of the Crescent City White a League, a manly, simple, patriotic do- r cunent, whereof we gave a synopsis in our edition of yesterday. If it con- 11 tains one proposition on which every a honest, well-meaning citizen of Louis- a iana cannot unite, we are unable to t discover it ; if there is one principle d in all its coghmassh which militates 1; agaiinst truth, reason or our common v advancement and prosperity, we can- d not point it out. c We submit the platform of the Cres- c cent City White League, believing c that it can and will be made the plat- a forn of the white race in Louisiana : c The Crescent City Democratic Club r of 1868, having changed its name to a that of "Crescent City White League," r has thought that an explanation was t due alike to its retired members m and to the peoplb of New Orleans-ef a the motives of a change so seriously t and so sadly suggestive: a It may be stated that the elements I of personal character and of general a purpose in the club have undergone no change since its origin. Our mem- t bers, with but few losses or accessions, I are the same as for many years past, , and we feel ourselves animated as I ever by the same earnest determina tion to strive in the task of practical politics to establish and maintain such government in the State and city as shall guard the liberties of the citizen, his business and the accumu lations of his industry. Our fellow-citizens will permit us to recall with a just pride our stren- I uous and persistent efforts in this be. i half, though they have again and again1 been ;prostrated by the fatal i intrusion of a high hand whose vio. lence was stronger than our rights. All our struggles had been hitherto conducted under the ancient banner r of Democracy, to which we shall ever look for guidance in all national con tests. But we are now fast drifting to a conflict bounded by the limits of the State, and which the men of Louis iana alone must settle, if justice and fair play shall rule and not Federal B violence. It is a conflict not invol ' iing a single issue upon which an honest Republican can possibly dif fer as such from an honest Democrat, a conflict the decision of which we would confidently and gladly remit to the votes of the very Radicals of New England, nay to any body of civilized men in the world; for it is a conflict between virtue and depravity--be tween enlightenment and thick ig norance, between civilization and bar bariam--a barbarism artificially stim ulated and held up by the perverted authority of the most civilized nation in the world; a civilization whose cry not for help against threatened des truaction, but for mere fair play in maintaining itself, is answered from Washington by insults and a blow. In this dire emergency the National Democracy is powerless to afford re lief. The National Republican party, Sabsorbed in its dream of future do mination, and quarreling over present schemes of tience, has forgotten g that there is such an outlying pro vince as Louisiana, which it might Sresuene from perdition and disgrace for the sake of the good name of the National.Commonwealth. Need we draw a picture of our ut ter desolation ? Need we point on Sthe one hand to our devastated felds, 11 our warning commerce, our idle work shops, our decreasing population, our increasing taxes, o~r pauper multi tudcs, prensioners on alien chantt, and, on the other hand, to the orgies tlh of the ignoble wretches forced upon vi: us as rulers by the horrible alliance ho between negro ignorance and the CUn- no ning of Washington bureaucracy, ru- th lors grown ticld, amidst general dis- en tress, and rei a,,g in the proceeds of ed taxes wrung ImeC a gaspirg people, th rulers painfuity ftiuintained by nation- lei al bayonets in positions reeking with on dishonor and felonu., and from whicll all there would need 'be but one wild foi hour of unrestained anger to hurl them all forever I no Need we repent the old story of go brutal violence stalking at midnight in in the draggled shroud of judicial wl authority and under the shadow of an the Federal power, enthroning an ex- lit ecrable oligarchy of the most igno. wi rant and profligate negroes, leagued ur with the most dangerous class of re- of pacious whites, the very scum of so- sa ciety ! America has rung with the hii echo of these wrongs, and we have ru heard even those who have made it a lil system to hate us raise their voices in ar denunciation of the wrong-doers, anid ur yet not a hand has been lifted to de- isi liver us from their oppressions. With our hands on our hearts and gr appealing to God, we and the whole a white people of Louisiana can delare tr' that we are in. no way responsible wi for the intolerable evils of misgovern- Ibl muent under which the State is perish- G, ing. From the time that the right til of suffrage was, as we believed, and frl we still believe, accorded too hastily fr, to a race in the infancy of freedom, ki we firmly resolved that it was our du- th ty, and a wise expediency to acc,,pt ti the policy of the reconstruction laws th in their full scope. We endeavored HU at once to address ourse!ves to the in- w; telligenco of the negro, to explain to st him that slavery having been forever or abolished, he, as a citizen possessing to all the rights of white eitizens, had all the same interests and the same du- It ties as white men. Our orators and at our press plied him with the obvious reasoning on these subjects. We in- w vited him ,ti our meetings, we called cc him to our platforms, we placed some co of them upon our tickets. Election o, after election they turned a deaf ear o0 to us; treated all our advances with of distrust and suspicion; unhesitating- re ly fallnwvd the leraduhi p of men: in whom they knew to be unworthy and "so dishonest, and with scarcely an ex- pc ception invariably voted like a body Si of trained soldiers obeying a word of b, command. We still hoped that time n, and experience would give them dis- at cretion in the exercise of a precious ai right, which they never exercised here fe or else where except as a gift from our ri race. We thought that a right which o; they owed to the white race would m not be persistently used by them to ti accomplish the ruin of white men. In r, this hope we have been most griev- ti ously disappointed. The negro has proved himself as destitute of cem mon gratitude as of common sense. Instead of improving in his capacity tl to make an intelligent and patriotic e use of the ballot, we do not hesitate to a affirm that he is to-day less qualified ti for the duties of self-government than dl he was seven years ago. In the be ginning we are willing to believe that ' he was guided by a childish faith in k the bad control of his vote. But a though he has long since lost that faith; though the barefaced rascali- a ties of those men are now known to Ihim:though he denounces thenm as liars and thieves, lie still retains them in positions of power and trust for the a I avowed purpose of breaking down 1 the industry of the State, wasting it a -by exorbitant taxation, and finally - driving its white inhabitants to other States. r Any one who has been to their r meetings, or overheard their private a conversations, knows that they dream a gof the gradual exodus of the whites, which will leave Louisiana to their i exclusive control like another Hayti. 1 The increasing spirit of caste found I ed on thie most absurd inversion of the - relations of race, shows itself in every n form. Their incessant demands for - offices from the State, city nd Fede , ral Government, for which they are e unfit, and to which they have no ti o tle other than the color of their slkin; V the development in their conventions d of a spirit of proscription against st white Radicals and even against hon - orable Republicans who fought in the - Northern armies for thei r hberation; 1 - their inoereasing arrogance, which 1 - seems to know no bounds; their in- I d creasing dishonesty, which they re nt gard as a statesmanly virtue ; their m y contemptuous scorn of all the rights m- of the white man which they dare I in trespass upon. All these signs warn I m us that the clalamity which we had 4 . Ilong apprehended is now imminent, 1 al andthat we most be prepared for all l- its consequences. Disregarding all y, minor questions of principle or poli - cy, and having solely in view the itlmaintenance of our hereditary civil n ization and Christianity menaced by s- a stupid Africanisation, we appeal to ht the men of our race, of whatever lan e guage or pnationality, to unite with us Sagainst that supreme danger. A league of the whites is the inevitable I- result of that formidable, oath-bound m and blindly obedient league, of the is, blacks, which, nhder the command of k- the most cunning and unscrupulous mr negroes in the State, may at any mo :i- ment plange us into a war of races- y, a conlict in which we are resolved that we and ours shall not be the victims. Indeed, it is with some hope that a timely and proclaimed union of the whites as a race, and their efficient preparation for any emergency, may arrest the threaten ed ho rors of a social war, and teach T the blacks to beware of further inso lence and aggression that we call up on the men of our race to leave in abeyance all lesser cuanisierations; to t* forget all differences of opinions and nI all prejudices of the past, and with ao no object in view but the common good of both races, to unite with us ta in an earnest effort to re-establish a si white man's government in the city ni and the State. Were the negro wil- an ling to listen to the voice of reason, A we could demonstrate even to his oi understanding that the predominance : of our race in government is indispen- o, sable to his well being. We could show oi him that in every Southern State is ruled by the whites his rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are moue firmly secured than they are under the black domination in Lou- tr isiana. p We could show him that the ne- I gro's right to vote, to labor, to secure s5 a tenure of the profits of his indus- p try, are far better guaranteed by the Ih white rulers of Virginia than by the b bl'ack rulers of Louisiana; that in of Georgia and in Texas every jot and s, title of his legal and constitutional m franchises-his life, his immunity ea from wrong and oppression of every b kind-are far better guarded than in d those States in which his race is in a' the ascndency. We would show him ai that where the white man rules, the o0 negro is peaceful and happy; that g where the black rules, the negro is starved and oppressed; that where our race bears away, his race is men tally, morally and materially progres sing; that where his race governs, there is increasing ignorance, distress and brutality. But it is worse than idle to reason with those people. They have be come maddened by the hatred and conceit of race, and it has become 2 our duty to save them and to save ourselves from the fatal probabilities of their stupid extravagance and reckless vanity, by arraying ourselves C in the amae of-white elvllttzaton, re saming that just and legitimate su periority in the administration of our State affairs to which we are entitled i by superior responsibility, superior numbers and superior intelligence; and while we declare it is our purpose and fixed determination not to inter fere in any manner with the legal rights of the colored race, or of any other race, we are determined to i maintain our own legals rights by all 1 the means that may become necessa- a ry for that purpose, and to preserve them at all hazards. John Maroney said it wasn't his fault that he had been arrested for vagran cy. He has hunted the town over to a secure a situation, but everybody turned a cold shoulder. Bank Presi dents said it wans't a good day for hiring cashiers; wholeeale merchants said they didn't want a head book keeper that day, and leading jewelers t advised him to go and learn how to hang himself. Thus he was rebuffed and discouraged at every turn. His ducats went one by one, his clothing agave out, and when found he was sit Sting upon a pile of elam-shells in an e alley, straw in his hair, tears in his Seyes, and a general lonesomeness about his face that made the poalice man think of the time Ire was lost in a whortleberry swamp in the north woods. "I'd like to take you off one side Sand sit down and struggle with yon," said his Honor, "but there's others to come, and the struggling business is adjourned sine die. Have you any thing to say why I shouldn't send you up for three montlhs?" S"I want three lawyers and a jury," replied the prisoner. u "I ose d send out and get you a dozen lawyers and a hundred jury e men," said the Court, "but it isn't necessary. You have had a fair trial, been convicted, and as soon as Bijah seats yon in the buggy the acurtain falls."-Detroit Free Press. e IHaven't I get a better undershirt ; than this? it's split clear down the h back, is what a Tipton man snarled at s. his wife Sunday morning. And when - the lady looked in and saw her indig ir nant husband standing with his arms ts run down the legs of his drawers, and re looking for somne place to put his rn bead through, she shrieked and ran d out of the room to conceal her emo t, tion. ll A lady had her dress trimed with i- bugles before going to a ball. l1er e little daughter wanted to know if the i- bugles would blow when she danced. 9 "Oh, no," said the mother, "papa will to do that when hebsees the bill." SA candid old bachelor says: "Af Il tar all, a woman's heart is thlB sweet ad est thing in thie world. It's a pefect le honey-comb, fall of sells." of us The boy who played bookey to go . a' fishing, and caught himself in the lip, says he got enough of iishing on 3t his owu hook. IFarm Column. CHARBON. A PR.:EVENTIVE AND REMEDY. To Cliu ton Graunjc No. 1, I'atrons qf Ilusbatundr,: I)sAIl BIRETHREN :--Your Commit* tee to whom was referred to the treat ment ofuCharoll, wouldl recolnmiend as a preventive: Equal parts of lard, coal or pine tar, the former preferable ; one table spoonfull of sulphur to 1 gallon of the mixture. Mix well, and rub on the animal a light coat every other day. Also take I half a pound of copperas, one quarter pound nux vomica, and 2 ounces of sulphur, and anix thor oughly, and give a table spoonful once a day in water, as a drench, or in meal. TREATNTIENT<( F CIIAiIO,. Drench the animal with one-half a tea cup of epsom salts; one-half a pint of whisky, and one pint of water. In ten minutes saturate the parts swollen thoroughly with spirits tur pentine as warm as it can be handled. In ten miniutes more put in a seaton by the side of which, insert a piece of polk root and secure it. If the swelling continues, put in another seaton or more if necessary, at the edge of the swelling, which should be moved twice a day to keep them discharging. In connection with the above, it is recommended that the animal be given one table spoonful of muriate tincture of iron and .:I grains of quinine three times a day. J. R. Jackson, Wni. If. P'ipes, J. A. Norwood, W. 0. Ilines, O. P. Langworthy, J. I. Covert. CLINTOs, LA., June 15th, 1174. [Patriot DeInocrat. To Clinton Grange No. 1, Patrons qf Husbandry. In obedience to instruction, your Committee to whom was referred the snt.b~et bp o .a.out of pr4 ed b.g eet ton, corn and sweet Potatoes, would beg leave to submit the following re rport, to-wit. It costs thirteen cents to produco one pound of lint cotton. It costs one dollar .to produce a bushel of corn. It costs fifty cents to produce a bushel of potatoes. This estimate is based upon a half Iale of cotton, twelve bushels corn, and fifty bushels potatoes per acre. Should the producer have to buy any considerable quantity of his corn, the cost of cotton will not lie less than 15 cents per pound of lint. It is estimated that a hand will cultivate eight acres in cotton, six in Icorn and one in potatoes. r All of which is respectfully submit ted by Yours fraternally, r I. G. Gayden, J. A. Norwood, J. U1. Jackson. CLINTON, La., June 12th, 1874. [Patriot Democrat. RAMsIxo Cows.--Many fail by tak ing too long It time to grow a cow. We believe ilt keeping young animals grou oing all the time. o With pood care and plenty of good food, it Is as Seasy to have a heifer paying her peep ing at two years old as to wait till Sshe is three. We claim that nothing but a system of starvation and neg lect requires three years to bring a calf to maturity. The cost of carry. ing a heifer. through her third year before calving we contend, is nearly ,all thrown away, It is no small sat - isfaction to the owner of a good herd U of milk cows to know that they are all acquainted, and are on good terms with each other; that they know no other home, and are perfectly content Sed to remain in it. We seldom see Scattle fighting or injuring each other which have always been together. It is the strange cow in the yard that sets them all in a fury. If cows can n never do their best at the pail unless they are quiet and contented, what may be expected of them where they rt are changed about from one strange le yard to another? We have kuown at instances of two cows being brought n together at home-at home they were :- good cows, but in their new quarters Is they were almost worthless from con id stant fighting for the mastery, Ifyou is would have quiet, peaceable and con on tented stock, raise it yourself and i- handle it daily from calfhood to ma turity.-New England Farmer. For chafed shoulders in horses, wash th ;ith warm soft water and castile soap er and then dress with crude petroleum. ie If uleerated, wash them with earbolic l. soap and apply petroleum afterward. il If possible, let the horse rest a few days. .: Simply wetting and rubbing the Sstainedcloth in cold water will re -t move all traces of grass stains. Fruit stains will disappear on applicantion of boiling hot water. No soap should o be used in either ease. he Habit is a cable; we weave athread onl of it every day, and at last we cann,,t btcak it.