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No communtoations will be published unless accompanied by the author's real name. But one side of the sheet to be written upon when sent to ua for inser tion. Articles to be short and to the point, to have attention. These are our rules and they most be stritly adhered to. We learn that the greatest govern ment the world ever saw, was repre seated in our city this week, in the person f a Marshal. Look out all ye Re.ers, for this is the first blast from Jutge Myers' horn. Up to this date no one is scared worth a cent. It will be msen from the published proceedings in to-day's iuse, that Red River and Wion Parishes are responding to the call for a White Man's party. The thanks of the editor of the Vis. dieator are due andextended to Mears. N. H. Campbell and M. Tsausn for ap predated favors. Gentlemen, you do us proud. San Acceasst. - We learn that while out coon hunting, Mr. Samuel Sheppard, who is well known here, was killed by a fall from a tree which he bad ombed to knoak out a coon. The fall was fifty feet and the jar was so terrible that both his arms and legsop were broken, falling ib seems upon his .hands and feet. He lived In great agony for twenty-four hours. This is sad indeed, and we deeply sympathibs with his family In their bereavement. Mr. Sheppard bas many friends here, and was one of our best soldiers in Virginia during the late war. Peace to his ashes. CIors uo Wausa.m-No damage has yetbeen does by the worms and they are still fw In number. We apprshbed n, disatste to our cotton before the middle of September. Corn is good upon the average Weather very hot. Thermomete ranging from 98 to lS,.in the shade. River low and falling. iea slog thd Rail Road. The City Counodl met in regular session, on Moeday last. W. P. Mor row tendered his reelgation as chief of polies and seessor and colleetor, which w accepted, and lt.. Leon Greneaux, elected to Ill the vacaney. We congrtalate the Board upon the selection if Mr. GOrenoes, and pre dis hbe will make a fint ele sdooer. While upon this sldest. we annot rfital hfrom complimeting our peo pl6 upon the etxellenay of their city ofers. The Mayor i untiring in his efforts to condut, the e~as of the city upon a Just and economLal basis, in which be is ably seconded by the Council. Our people bave, good canw to congratlate themslves on bhving a No. I aity gesvirnpaet, which so seldom oacrs in these times, that we cannot keep beig joyful over it. The Republiesn parish of Natchi toclb'e has but two ofcere present in power as jarisbb .ofials, vi: H. P. Matere, Clerk of the Court and V. A. Barron, Prasident of the Police Jury. All hsve reied except Judge Myers sa dgd aBlit, sad they will be easpelled to doeso a soon as they retara..Republiaa. This sippsks for the Repablican party d efo perrish aof te ollal, two only ven found who are neither corrupt or lIempeplent. But the wort resaiu to be told, when we learn that the parties Jt removed se the les ma they have, stiD the ry of the'pwrty s, "We s plesdsed to Usfom." Let as bvye o nero of tlhS, we hke the te well to beta. ke lwth sees bfhat There is sn ho e asern nla th Republican party i LelsiiSs, ma te party it, slf dae le dsire it, as the chesi ofra lit issl that kespslt togsh er, ad onestep on th read to bon esty wit be its dooem. The Only Danger. In to-day's issue we copy from our : able and popular contemporary, the a Shreveport ibses, oa artiele which so C aptly fits our case that we eannot re frain from asking for it a careful and hi attentive perusal. Recent events have transpired in of our city since the fall of the mighty ring, that have led us to believe the sin of Bourbonism, that of learning to o nothing, forgetting nothing, can be o applied as well to younger, and more or vigorous political bodies than the il I "last ditch" element of the Democra. o cy. This belief is made manifest by the "suggestions" of men, whose mo- th r tives no one impugns, for we believe de them to be pure and patriotic; that t at this time the condition of the country was such, the mind of the ei colored man being in a plastic con- at dition, and the masses without ap- fo parent leaders in whom they could o * place confidence; advantage might a be taken of it, and by oar people go. L ing over to them, the negro could be used in future to insure good govern meat. But our people have been, ra and these men should be, long since g a convinced from actual trial of the in vain fallacy of longer putting trust in ed the promises of the Republican lead- in en, and of controlling negro votes in at any way, but by .n appeal to their fe worst passions, or their basest fears. i, - Have we not since 1867, endeavored th by all the means within our power, to le a bring them to a true and proper dense t 1 of their duties as citizens to the coun- t, t try, our promises to them were all I, s that men could make, and in some cc instances, that of unification; we ex- 4 tended all bounds of reason, and sa 1 sank the pride and honor of the white C t race in an endeavor to avert a dirct bi Sissue; an issu we we felt the ignorant fe - black man -would draw on by the b, false teachings of their thieving lead- na e- , and these attempts have all met the same fate. The egro has turned ee from our promises with mr on his D, face and hatred in his heart towards us, and drunk in the damnable teach- . logs of the Carpet-bag and Scalawag cl1 office seekers, until bis pigmy reason id l overcome with promises of the booty , and beauty of the whites, he has sunk to the level of a beast and has been used for naught but the basest par. th poses. It is too late now to re-open co the pros and aons of a dead lease, m that line of policy has been essayed to more than once, and the same fate as awaits its renewal. P There has been too omuch of this O0 r casting away good and permanent ns Sresults to try experimental policies, cil f and this one as proposed has been r . tested in all its forms, from a pledge tb on oar partl, from adescent to a mix- th tare of oar children with theirs at tj s our public shoolsh to a nomination all I and support of their beat sad repro- d Ssentstive men for our most honorable b a sad lunrative oLces. The aegro does t a not desire us with him, his mind s r semt upon one thing, the social degra- a a dation of oar race, and to gain tha it F end be will sank every onsideration, a I aus every white ma that oeba him.b t sl' he seaerideleai valin--this is t no good time, as rse woueald' think, pa r tojoln any prty for party ends, msobh p . less the Radietal party of our 8tate, to f reeking with eerluption, the con, s ,damned plunderers and amurderers of w a our people, to shape its polley and b control the negro vote. Who brought a a about the dowfall of the corrupt and M Siasompetent ealoicil.s who weres revel- 4 ig ina the ruatns of ourt prish? Did t the colored people asitt us, to any a . material etent, in dethroning the it Spowers who had for four years choked a a our prosperity :N4o, a theouspd times f n. It wa rdose by Me sod orgsni Iatlea oftM whitt To our race, and oeaur race alone, belong all thej I honor of thus belug the Irtto meet a and dethrone some of the cdrtrpts b vampirm'e who have for so nlog a time t feasted upon oar hearts'bloed. White eitisens of Loaisama, whom oe do you exppet to defead and protecst e the libertie and home of your race? em Do you look for saeor from thehi black . man Dismiss from your mind the as i chimeridal thoght. The negro is too ed Sbosily engaged in hi wild dream of ao an thIoal, s oial and political position, ly to thibk of year rights. O gopr at al oew .dueaor dspdn e pour owm aesk. Ad p dioa. Our rights rst most be Armly r seaured, before we ea take tiPe to t a give lessos to any man or set of meno, C Swho bsve bame so bent on their own It I a~gg bra tsIerate fetO ompo Smean deoseny. a I Weregnrdthlus aaontest forht p f supreacy ot white elvliliation, and weesto mnot evn expet the siast o anee of say whoisa not of oro blood. w a It the black ra etake care of ItdIf. SThey bhave brought apon us the itae I m agaiust oar coasent ad with ear bi I warailng ringig ina their ears. We D hava net the enemy fae to face, let al Ins grappl him and exclaim Now "African" hold thlne own, Ns maidens' arms around thee thrown. r We want no mean to go into the e negro camp to shSpe policy, or to se Scure good government for us, let no . man imagine that we will construe d his action in thus doing, as pure and patriotio, no, we will class him as he b really is "a compatriot of the enemies a " of the State and of ivdrilization, a t e partisan of the negro, the carpet-bag- n ger, and the scallawa, and as sinmy t g to ki race." The attention of all our tl e people is required to perfect our os V e organization. Let the enemy organ. d e ize as they please, we must prepare to a ; meet them, the day for attempting 6i / coalition has passed, and we stand in tl the presence of an issue open which h e depends the honor, tLo liberty and tl it the homes of our race. In our battle E e against corrupt officials, we do not a Sslay game for vultures, we are actu t' ated by too high, too pure a motive d | for that. Our country first, our friends e d next. . it - i ' Learn Nothing. ForgetNothlng. P The few old party hacks who have si ruled and ruined the Democratic or. ji u ganimation in our State, seem defiant h ie in their attitude towards the express. a ' ed will of the country parishes, and a - in a letter addressed to Gov. McEnery I ° and others, in response to the mani- a Ir festo of citizens of north Louisiana, e s" "unhesitatingly decline" to rescind h d the call for a Convention in New Or a leans, and further show their band in1 1 the last clause of the letter, in which . the committee expect' "that the op- b 11 position manifested to the policy of p 18 conducting this campaign Under the ti " ai(qpi*e oftAs Democratic party, will a d subside," and that as in 1868, all the a C onservatives will rally under its tl t banner. We san hardly express our v t feelings at such a letter, and to see it a 1e backed up by the Btlltim surprises i as more. The same spirit that has a Sactuated the old Bourbon element, a d seems to "move" the iesbers of this b SDemocrate Committee, and they a maunt In the faces of the couantry eii-i p son the ultimatum of the New Orleans ci C clique, that this shall be a Democrat- tl ° l&eampaig, and all opposition must subside. This is decidedly cool, to h k say the least of it, and we can only i speak for our parish when we say that.the spirit of this self constitated a ° connection will be met in a proper e manner by Us. We adU Aa.e otkag n Sto do sih tle Democratle 1 or party, and if this selfish biggotry is to be ii continually shown us by the New p s Orleans Democracy, in our hours of t !t need and trials, when they think the - i, circumastnces and danger which sar- M ° round us, will force our accepting e 'their dictam, we had better teach - them alasting lesson ithis campaign. a t If men are so blind tp all honor, to l1 Sall patriotism, and their narrow miand Sed circumscribed vision cannot extead I e beyond the limits of their owneelves, - ' then say we it is useless to argae or ,( b hrse any thing to-do in common with I * them. We of Nataobiteches, lookas it in this way, we desire a uniaty aof 1, action, untrammelled by any party . Sties, and we do not Intend to submit I to the demands el the Demoeatioac r, prty ay more than we do to the Be b publicap, for those reasonis we intend j , 1to keep on the oven tenor o0 our way, a l sandiftdeflsksee to be te m ottoo, I we will carry Ouar ish and let the c d bealaoe of the 8tats Igo. We bhave t said once and we now reiterate it, r "- e pari.A The White league S - will send delegates to the Alazndria s y Convention on the 1st September, and 0at matters little to either party whbeth. "or the DemoertlIe Committee lke it or not. b, Someofur exebsangs aoe tous 4 i brim fallof Demoratin otetsmtt ns, , it .p forthelife of q we easiotell i . tion of Losislans The km ase for some people's Demoetsy abeaoslng, abor woud be, fv wrete . iet -k the ,t condition of tisi tog ini the dhble; I one says he i, De +ratio because k lbEito was elected Senakptr fr Coo. - s ,eotieut, another beeurne Hendrieks I Sof ludIano isnlitly to be nomlnastd It a Iormesdent Ia 1861. We are iatent a, ly listeuing fto bear sem one howl I . thlt he e a m ut r beeaue ls dd- I '!dy wasaDisser . o i y Friends, we haved h aough ofl o this, don't fla l out about Demorse*. t a, Connectiost, adits sad the whole g a lorther Demooracyo e ,bue4. ue il* perfectly powerless t do good Let s-i ve the eueha the beet aof our I Is powder, no moroesirlgon ouar fMieds. d We must wlai, a ae sot at all I . ehlols sbout the pai nameauder a L whinh it will he doe Fat unles f. mem better argnnat than th actual a s trials of 1868, 1870a alS % wIr r have ar been addued to esavune us that the 's Democrasy of l datigh atreinvulaer* st able, we will still ~aist on the White Legea aor the Paople's party. Van Duzen on the War Path. I HIS WARRIORS ASSEIBLING I Paint and Powder. Van Dozen, the pedagogical carpet- j bag Justice of the Peace for the 3d t ward, by the grace of Kellogg, seems h to be on the war path. At least he is making or preparing to make, one of , the Republkcs' "demonstrations," in the shape of an armed body of negroes. t We learn that be had a parade a few days sines attended with the usual minutia of an army, pickets, videttes ite. One gentleman travelling along the public high-way was peremptorily halted and told he could not travel that road by one of the Myers-Van b Dozen out-posts. The gentleman saw the force, amounting to about two hundred armed negroes. What does this mean t War and nothing else. Let a put a stop to this fel low's acts once for all : if he cannot live among us and conduct himself peacefully he must be made to do so or leave. Mr (t) Van Dozen, we have stood such stuff as armed parades just aslong as we intend to, and you had better have a care bow you try us, you may go too far and then you will have to bear the consequences. We advise the gentlemen of the 3d ward to wait upon this would-be gen eral and learn what is the meaning of his conduct. Have We A 0Ne Seeker Amog Us t o We have been asked this question a by men, whom we had reason to sup pose would never apply any but pa- b triotic motives, to a movement so sweeping and so successtful as the one now inaugurated in our Parish. Still the query has been propounded and we naturally turn to ourselves for an answer--to look over the field and see if we have done aught to merit such an imputation, and we are proud to say that such is not the case; that we have done nothing to require such an assertion; and we find ourselves pre pared to turn upon our accusers and bharge them with the base motive in their insinuations. e Our community, from long practie, b has been very, very conservative, and it seems a wonder to some that old 0 Natchitoehes should become so bold 0 and defiant as she is. Her action has struck terror to the hearts of her ene mies, at the same time that it has de privod the "trimmers" who are found in all communities of opportunities to ply their vocation. It was "killing two birds with one stone," and our silent friends in casting about for something to ost upon, barve succeed ed in discovering a hags mosse, in a sacces brought about without their amistance, and that i, that we are looking for olcial pap ourselves. We cannot finad words to eozpress the indignation of our people, ast such a fooullander, and the base mind that could conceive no higher, mobler moe. tive for his fellow-eitsens, than that they are actuated by sch a sordid do she, isbeneath the contempt even of our enemies. This is but the weak ery of a mme ma, who did not pos -ea the mahbood to show himself when his services were required sad because he was t cowardly to do I what they bhave done he attempts to east the lime ofhis own ~ile astare I over the acetion ofpatrioti and boa- ' orable men. These men could have received a lessoI In hk as rsoiety I had they been In the committee room of the committee of seventy last week, when that body of representative citiseas unaimously passed a resolu- ' tion that no one of tbat committee should solict or receive ose. But seb eondaet is beyond the pal oft ecmprebeasion of mch ereatores who lok at all action through the arrow and salih gase of their own prescrib ed viion. 1No more ofthi, te l em's skin does not bide their ears, ad itis' better for them not to bray when their voles me so well known Our youths gave us, upon Monday evening ist, another ofsteir amusing entertainments, assisted by Mr. Je. Kile, who brought down the home time ad agan with his asmualag sed well rendered ebhsracter songs. Dr. A. P. Breda and bis excellent String Band etortalaed tih large aadene sasembled with some of their usual beutiful mueic. 'We ongatuiatoe the masagement upon the entire per tarmacs. The shop ofo. ebsaath was m. terd se day last week whlh in was atdinneasr, ad a pair oft ahoes taken I frenlMbaesbeh. Thiskfelona was held sad cool, as we undomtand hoe slet Seda pad roattllkely to it him from a number. Mayo% court bartte this week-no maney, no whisky, no ghte. ' Subsribe to the Fiswueafor. Primary Elections vs. Convny- C tions. With the reforms to be inaugurated by the white people of the State of Louisiana, comes that of a revolution in the manner of selecting candidates I to represent us in the eontest now at a hand. We mean that of a primary * election in place of a convention, and we see that several of the north a Louisiana journals speak in favor of the former. The primary election although at tended with some little trouble is the most feasible way by which a full ex pression of a majority of the people can be had in the matter of selecting such candidates as are most accepta ble to a majority. Conventions have heretofore stood charged with "pack ing and favoritism," and although some chances in the new feature of nominations exist for "packing," still the people would be willing to give f it a trial as something that eannot be worse than the old hackneyed con vention, of cut and dried nominations. Let as have then a new way to nomi nate, and new men with our new par ty. The plan briefly stated Ci this : as soon after the State Convention as pos sible, a primary election will be held in the Parish and one or more boxes r will be opened in each ward upon a certain day or days, at which polling places the voters of the party shall Iast their ballots for a choice of the parties as candidates, for such pees as they may declare !themselves. Each person who submits hisasame to be voted for at the primary election is to pledge himself to abide by the result of such election, and the par ties receiving the majority of votes at this polling, yill be declared the candidates for tie respective offices for which they are named, in the en- I suing fall election. We are more particularly in favor of this plan beeause we are from the city of Natchitoches, and our people ti have been charged, and we think un. b justly, of exercising an undee lnAu- a ence at the Conventions which have ca been heretofore held in this parish. k Let our citiseans think this matter v over and select the best plan, and the b one less susceptible of giving cause a for discontent. a 100 d The Enemy Unmauks. n -a Notwithstanding` the sycophantic ii cry of Kellogg and his backers, that n a fair and free expression at the bal. lot box, was all that the Republicans b of Louisiana desired, to show to the $ world in general sad their Northern a rsupporters in particular, that the a Kellogg usrpatipn was bthe chois of oar people; we oad t this early day t that a free expression will be attempt- t ed to be hampered with all the vil- a latinens manipulations whih seaorrupt a and damnablo power ea omeoilve. C SIn th registration law Just igedu we - can recognise the mre eleven foot c that has lurked baneatl the proemises of te Repaobla party in Lonisalas 5 forthe patsixyeare, Hue isadi. l Sreot thrust at or foreign citas, and' i stillwe nd some too iblnd to al their interest as to givo sapport to agov. ernmentf ed egres, who in a ruge to perpetuate their power--buld up the socal status of the black uaeiw) the degdation of the white tfisesa, pass laws in imeasare di sacbh g the white element that have sought our bshores to eaoy liberty. In or l hbeurt of bearts we rjolee at these I sats of the Kellog monstriol , for Sthey tead to strengthen our owns pee. pl, sad show to th world t ehabr setrof tbhefroouw vilmat Grnt with hi army has fieued upon the I white eltisens of eur fir Statel Now, Gov(t) Kellk , sie tho swe dcity Charter 111 for Ne Orleas, I and weo opine yo will knaek th ran. ' it nan of Demo~raey elinging to the old ha ksof tht a itoy p, ip We desire to say to oar oitia tait the bridp over Amulet Bayou, I o oJeersan streety.elll trepaired, when fuade mare th itytreasery todoso. Itisnotthe polcy or is atesion ethe prewst el ityt admls tgtom to ood th eoltywith warrnat, I Sfor th benst of speueelatorm or to 1 oblige growlers. Good moneay ad , cheap work is thebir motto, andthe . intend to bhave it or" 'rbest a taee."n ~- ---- II The city is fell of felt, lauonsl Speaches, melons, &e., and sheap. We i a trembligly anticlpate th ad~et of 1 Sthat "swamp anspl, the ape. Look Sst, little boys SCapt. Slaut rtrival times 1 TueOdey, vwith the C. U. Drfeela plaie of th Sa ine, the latter boat 1 o layig ap to e ber d. 'hsCap* sin shows his plack u slt sand will not be beate. Thanks to the oMicers far kind favors. SiCost of Negro Government in Louisiana. a We extract from the New OrleIs ", BUet, figures which never lie, as Sas that Journal very appropritdly s remarks, are more potent than rg. , meats, to show how such we pay to support the present mongrel govern. j moet in our State in the matter t Salaries, we group the following: SGovernor's offices, total 25.300 Lt. Governor's offi 5c.00 Secretary State offices 9.701 Librarian and Assistant 2.100 Attorney General offices 10.000 Auditor's offices 4.0 Treasurer's offices 15.000 Registrars offices 4.500 Land omces 7:.5 Public Education offices 39.450 b State Engineers offices 23.90 Extra compensation to Tax S Collectors, outside of their 10 percent commissons 150.000 e Etra compenastion to As sonon beldes com'ions 125.000 State Printing 62.000 Mileage, Board State En gineers 2.230 Levee Commnissioners 18.000 SJodge of the Supreme Court 35.500 d Judges of theDi'iet Court 125.000 ealary of Court Reporters 2.500 Salary of Parish Judges 142.000 Salary of District Att'ys 9.000 g Attorneys Fees, extra 4.000 II Further appropriation for S Printing 131.500 Cost of the army of the State 67.000 ' Costs in State suiats 75.900 o Cost of the General Assea n bly 1.18.000 e Grand Total !1.34.&83 This for the small honor of bohaving State officers who do not represemt one honest itizen, is enough to mate one shudder. White citizens of Loa isiana; what are you going to do about Itt e The reports that hanre bun cirola oting for the past week, that armed bodies of negree were attending .midnight meetings, have obtained e credence. Thse demonstrations, ta . ken In connection with the thrlats Swhich have been prolbeely used by Sboth white sad leading ngro P Ba&l cls, that this city wuld be laid i asbes, require serious attention. We do not laugh as some at all the n more, re we bear them from too measy sources, for there not being something e in them. It seemsto o ustrsag .ths it notwithstanding all the advice and 1. warning we hiave given the negro, is both in talk and action, be should e stil continue to be blindly leioata n acts that will oaly sreset spe him e self. There will b no ladersbher f when the hour emeu for the collision, y they will preeh and pray them p to Sthe lssue, ad like the vile eurs they -. are, will abandon them in the mo *t meot they require eoemandsrs-eide ; Colfau. Our people dould oetthLrt eI en them at all, let events te tbdr It course, they alredy ow that no s harm Is Intmnlde them, an sob a. a still dese a conict will bri g it 1. about upon their ow rmspeemblity. d While upon this sljet we will an t ir lo th oseesion slip to empilamt . large nmber o oour loedl old. uapon their conadet durin the past nenoa .Toey hae acted wisely sad * ReiBjebrCaatofthsRepubllosas a We had alovoty ozposties d the mr great reform movement Ia the is. , publisan party, Ia n r city at the r saorira Convention, am the alth . o it month, uad that ear people r. may not msltake- the ,ury ct their at/ is s tabe teato thefid Sfllmuet t fthecirpdps, e have bet to mention the ht, that the fllow ' Ddtsa.. J. . Joeho, a A. Di Sbiao.-lbort isetem, (pros.) red River.-E W. Dewo, Andy Bodele. Natehbitoees.--. Blut, t' raby, ' W. iL Tesl d sd Jas. CaqgLi, u, Jr. a, DeSot --Wado Hampt. ry Nowwe have b d enougkh d tlis e- ry of the demagogue, sad the w who weold bellve fer amomunt is ., thegoe ofl th ir itets most ba to fel oer a bes as thy ma, sad t ad ap the clims ad gvetd e to thSir y protestations they eumoimeuly sem nate K. B. Twitchell for ye hlleis to the Stat SIIeast. Thi is rehe as with a vensgse. Dab, yor an is Fe too thin to atch even y the g of birds. We Lew oemaell be - akedved a th meu. No reore will w have from yoa, houmsy sad - p Jity mut como tm th white pea n ple f they waoula bavo it. So yo l man look eot ye lme Bepmblicuas r at more massmstng, bhut have case p. that we mapy not basreo ens ee may, .d sad that may so oectally reform be the eontry that there will be oC nD d of another.