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JAS. H. COSnllOVE, ... EUitr.
SATURDAY - - - Angnst 15 1874.
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Wq return our thanks to, Major Ab
ney, Mesr.. Joe. Piersom, Dr. Outhrie,
L. G. Deusey and other Mends of
Coushatta for the kind and lospia.ble
trestment reotvge4 at their hands;
we an asaure them o its apprecation
and hope an opprtuabit may. occur
totr 1i te proaste.
Chief Police, Grenehut, ibs making
the dr! boneo itp.along the rcers.
A sl a raedr isteasdre sticking to
his lat- "ranea muWah" last week on
Front atreeC d the Maya took his
last x. dH on't iten d e'tpero d
any more, for, that tenwas 4lhe lad.
The e orae. eopro sene, painted= io
oil by eWr yoeag U :rim ý . Moite,
is dtraI iia tteintl*e- Itb i well :."
eoaotd indeed, wad be dbero e put
credit. 'He lnteois *e ' : IE oa
when all -th dAsses.s as takes--o
chasices at 0 ot eoSh. Call at-T.
Tausin, cornet of Front and St. Denim
street, and try your ldck. If yea iqin
you will have a beaueial pictte for
library or digt halt.,
Ian' adea-- dk on Seoon6d.S ,
lmt nlgt Mo7. to rste forsamya
whb would ta him bis ln.°eooamoda
ted by May sitDevingarittel bill
Two qf our ,mrodest bigneas 'rlth
drew ftri ,:f Ld ti, osettIle
wlish hesbal4heIve ,4idode," ~aWs
preparing , are ttiU If *: e (rill
asght, stick' tqo ae', war,io and
biack eyn w4 ihes t(p rsule tqeea
Carl Metoyeor, the would-be mten
ber of the Poeaivyt is to btly mle.
informed s to'r 1dsrsanding of
Mr. ,aItoV. w4 p set him
right iC~l . an. th.,pre pewe, see,
and ealls ipon u. Thi publieblag
fade states imth will 'ier iido any
good, V r e -fqcni.,, him f read
Mr.(?) YValun EDa n:have onlymade
It' maslr hbe pkspe" t ate to the
publ *'o asi not'i acjqu tiia with'
us, tati *s 'toi;am Va ,p Dq, whq
publisa d .ads .las week ia the Re-.
psbleats esthseity, are uelding some
twsnty leaft t. w tbw sn ad ler
Sspiserc ,e oaiit Sdh ay ;oue
here reopent ,them. .,We ,hew.
ever teiter, st sb tee 6.h s t'asbe
ddsianralng tbAi, m Wad l *ith lb
4** iq= gi .t,
: Thki fsppUEisnq41 behgle , tabs
u tMatk ad uadis;llaaimqub th.
Wei.vs thatiis.tof the"DBld
alire! M op .u da Ia ,
leoylel, G·ap. l:,ascs s ad thei.. If
itr kedoiwgpEtht~seMality f
wy. eaueaOey hattlepiigalgeawa
. quiimte Dehe. OWhr-d e,"
-,lir: tk to .h 'iLthemi,
iss is between maunsthlt atn
imlf, alid i n em t ae r lw
nsus at ur aiO anets, , whe . l
ed use, as Mr(t) Van Daon does,
through the columns of azay journal.
The absorbing opic seems to be
the ammo, undr whbich the whate peo
ple of this State. 'iBall do battle for
their constitutigeql righlts, for their
liberties as freemie; In the great 'vic
tory to be won in November next.
For ourselves we are not choice, and
are willing: perfictly, to take any ti
tie that will bear with it any certain
ty of success, although we fail to see
what good use there id iu party ap
pellations, unless a fixed andi broad
set of principles be enunciated which
will command the respect, attention
and support of the white citizens of
In the issue now before as we have
butone object in view, as have all men,
no matter what particular preferences
they may have for this political or
ganization or that, who are seriously
interested and really in earnest, and
are actuated by that one patriotic
motive; and that Is the redemption of
our fair Stats frojm the misrule of the
Radieal and Negro party, who feast
among the ruins of our once proud
prosperity.' This great problem con
tains not one. spgle question f. the
success of. any great Nationalt , ,
and is in fact utterly foreign to them,
as parties. What ire desire is, that
we should not be misunderstood in
this canvass as advocating ' Demo
cratic or Republican principles, and
therefore we'ap people consider the
Democratic party as a party, as a
National organization; have no more
right to demand our support pr die
tate'; line of polie .to us than the
Repubicean party,~a a party have.
We are tryinag to redeem Louisiana,
and in so doing, ask the formation
of a 8tate organization having a plat
form broad enough l prineiple to
admit of. ,bom for all classat and
shades of politiil 'opinioa; of aien
who Id ld estly iqseers I their 'de,
sire and d64tailamtion to rid the
Stateda badgovoernment. a ..
The Republican pirty, with its lead
of vies adnd-ekipg with corruption,
have turned from It all the boast
element in the South, and it woueald
be ·ueless'to think'fer a moment'if
oar people gongloito 4th condemned
irank. This ins ; demon we are
trylag to tshake o[, thin hyrliahbead
ed monster, the Souaheiln 'Rial,
backed with his besatlat m.jobrity
over which their paid Press hrp so
That the Demoeratic orgafllation
both in its Natisoa and State phases,
is personally obinoionb to. a grat
many'patritie and good men, men,
who haisv voted. ts ticket, not . 1
matter of choice, but from necessity
a well known and r deauable
'nderstaud, Whenweas wek . ws.
not blame say gentlems ea se Ep~a
litieal teaebilgst"and whb lve .a*m
Iq org. nintrleo , i lee betlg ,i
dietleMag bllitW roslulleahlehtR I
pi6, by dinging to sate sdmotU aul l
trly devoid 6f Its on6e abut ilrtlag
psqm dlwt ba of th arsijmf
hetl aand eplgse aw1 a; sid
,otguo po. tHe astage to rqeatb
rts, e tepolithhlm ro lamsti dead
Jouar sod forgst aot elsenlbseitd
bth nir.om ud bi"goted pd. ef
ai.e 't!i le .i.....r.oias, Kinv,
al to.' o o our
tne nue of pamorale, pao~t 'p ll,
.am,- of .' ...# ereao ,, sa.d
Bdntor eIndlet@ se h Jt da ..rti
5~ Or J NA. . -
malrr, blew to leoirad t
a tlou taim vrea, kdus i184e .
wae Ittp am OUTtti uRV IrEme i .
Ignorant or Criminal.
The New Orleans I.7plics takes
a very stinPglarow ol the action od
our people, in renovimg certain
ish offlers; and in i:article inwto1
ia of altk inst., It trays a willfal
criminality or a wanton ignorance of
the whole matter. Its idul of the 1
"basis principle of Republiman gov
einient" is well worthy the consid
eration of some despot, for, the con
ception of Democracy theraeaaneia
ted, could be imitatld 'with good ef
fect by the Khan of Tartery. This I.
the first time we hboar that, law is
the "basis principle" of Republies,
and still notwithstand so good an an
thority as the New Orleans Republi
can, being the olcislamoutlh-piece of
thbee whom, either self constituted or ,
not, have the bsnor of expounding4
the Constitution, we beg leave in our
humble ignorance to differ... It has
the candor to admit that 'ire have
among as, however, a doctrine that
whenever a ,law of taation 'repre
sstation," mark, well, "ftaxstio or
reprmestation," is opprelres upon
those trio disapprioe "of it, thelps a
reserved ad irnalienable i gbt to
evade or resist such law." The above
clause we think seotains all'ie "ba
eis of Republics, and certabily that
of the United States, for it was i on
that principle and in direct ltieo
of the ,laws of England,. that the
Colopist's,revolted against, not only
the wll of the mass of the English
people, kat against the wishbe of the
mass of the (kmbist's tA seduew; for
we are well' aware that datiog the
dark and trylpg days of the Revola.
tion, the patriot Colonist's were af
flicted with just such trimmersas the
Republica., and jast ph . inebnsist
ant reasoners existed.'
It was upon this doctrine which is
garbled in its meaning as expressed
In the Repaubliea, but' whid, a peo*
pli determined; to be free perfectly
understand, that the people of this
parish ",praded and resieted' the law
and law-lvers of this sectiu.o ahet
27ta JuRE last.
SNow somes the quostin i' who
are the people of Natchitolhes par
ish? And we' am again at eutremes
with tht journal. Does that paper
argue .tht the ignorant iegro, not
repreenting ne dollar in poperty,
pging not even his peol-ta, :e' to
:,clae. ue "'the people," and to
whom as a majority we murstelbmit;
we who own all the property sad pay
all the tbzs. 'Does, it aagide that
we do.at know that this principle,
thids "mhomat right, of .evasion or
rlistanee," means oppoetilon teo >bo
tyrauyh is well as foreign, and is as
,eplicle to as as .o he Cglo~st's.
AU oer model exapoendes of Ibpub.
lies nd later day-gptrir~i, Wsop short
of themill niadthwd ng of eo'
presien, and qam d as 4 esB th
'lM t.ldties'd Ailae h a
tion. Tratrlyilsm e wilaeo
odiltithe whulthqusinPEi r ft
"my Bull and your Ox."
"Thell coa~a of the aggrieved
people of athhi~les," was follow.
Sexdmetly a 4isad b .tie Ri
pie~~. W tRed tled m deo bdefs
•a ""uaIr "t eedI, s t.i.. a" 7 of vi
,So 4e, m+~'irit mmt ~vi
ah The av Audiito t e ' 4hl
Ii "stp , -iI,. l'i
I~ti a h pe'd·- ollatr ,·ntgro h,
Ilpiis *vs. wia wM... a . e 4
foer ds.a toi4e sothle e ent
biniss, tihate hietsipi. cd ..
" I s Thi Ault d itoras apeald
ia , im l asT , %a e, iep-tmeitm '
'isduo Th ,uce. ofathi pary and
ideas The MucccM orfthe "party,", and
the acquisition of dollars, principally
the latter, are levers more potent with
sthan ail tho'old and hbackiled
`oie, of jdtice or right. The people
pre got tha "crestore's" of this Fede
1al Gove e by any meadsi, and
we pay to your model Republic more
than we ask in the shape of means to a
build levees or cut canals,, and we
would not Le:reduced to the strait of
being suppliants for some of the ben
efits of our own money, had it not
been by reason of foisting into ppwer
such characters as are represented by
the Repablica, who after collecting
an enormous amount of money for
these very Canals and Levees and
misapprppriating it, have the audaci
ty through that journal to read a
robbed and ruined people, a lecture r
upon the duty of citises and an gov
ernment "republican in form," and
slap as in the face with being fed
with "Federal rations, and receivrng
Federal benefits without seruple and
without thanks." We suppose this
tsate government, this Kellogg mon
strewlty, is one of the "Federal bene
fits" we have aecepted.
We of Natchitoches, understand as
well as the Rpblicn, what a gor
ernment "republican in form" is, and
are fully prepared to take any conee
puences which may follow the putting
In fores, the d~parine of "evading or
resiting" opprmesion, nor will such
implied threats, deter us from acting
as we consider a people worthy of
the name of freemen should act; as
those indulged in, that may "eome.up
in an unexpected imanner."
We trust our Parish Convention,
which meets to-day, will .have the
mianlines to meet tiebmlssuafirly and I
aquarely. Wean eme so farther room u
for "polley" in this State or Parish a
eampaign; and we qpe those Who i
are still advocates f& the temporising
plan with the negroes, will study care- I
tlaly the action. of the olored del-l
e ates In the Republica eonvention ]
Jtheld in New Orleans. Pinchbeck I
sad his negro polcy are freely eall
dosed'and be stumps the State in j
advocacy for the afMHeniation polley.
W Wil aeept thessue, ad we de
sire our, people inconvention to-day, ,
to plmathemselves with the white ,
Ieople of this State. We cea.ot af
,'l i ,e au eC tr to a, plan of ,
that has beep.put hi, eountiosn
three ormore times ;.these Isaothiag,
new ii the aselme we have not alres
Stried, Uqnd the wholepolbyofrdoaible
dealing, eompromise or affilation,
does not poses mne shaddow of me
eedi. We nsist the colored man rduml
be told in plain words what we ia,,
spd what we intend to ddo, 'ar
werd for it, if each is done, we will
eomedn his eondeaaese ad eepect
mona. tUihi we w io d with this 'tite
liaggpesg tpshistuuwrandd4. Bauh
thlgsweUll rstfltaadaseald ot be.
liaulged ra~'ra ,'egsr.. Ca dor, hoae -
Wbll might the poor miserable ez
ie ots', .s: I: .
e publamh th f.llping
,omtle l.s lRk of the 8thr , wi
Iapbfr. it-.l ime d. ai party
virtuous a Inigt al bpt.
th4y seheelid not :
W haire it from gselatheulti thet
R larehping atdhisbhis.aL.
saa* Issuing let
rThibis I wmetheagh 'The
pldsfcmeao e Vke l
taken in urnbeswthm the aheve
manho wi n h lso et
Wta e ad Itisi er m ( ttu
&ebagfilil, no worms, and out farm
Truth Harms no Man.
- The vietory of Pindabsck, the ad
voae of his race eptd d.he Africni
aten of oar State+, 4fraello and
Pdikard, the whinldg fallowers and
the white-livered fhinkies, who are
willing, and do sarifice their honor
and the respectability of their race
for gaie, is, we think, enough to sat
isfy those who would longer wish to
deal in 'this wishey-washey never-to
sdcdoed policy of open affiliation.
Here is the question brought home
and we cannot iee for the life of ui,
how" the honorable white man can
possibly shirk the lesse. Pinchbeck
declares the colored man in the ma
jority, and for that reason and that
reason alone, he should assert his
right to control the, State. For turn
sad twist, dodge It as you may, there
it stands staring you in the face.
PAite. me, of Loansioan will or rse
fuse to accept th gae Ie
We were stunned, utterly astonish
ed, 4bat some leading men in our
parish were advpcating the same old
want-of-candor policy, that has mark
ed our "course in our political can
vas for the past, six years. T'hat we
find among as men, who have been
tried in a thousand ways and found
puare, who would desire that this
"cup might pass from their lips," is
not at all singular. No man who
has the best interests of his country
at heart, would wish to array one
race against the' other, but ft hi beet
done without our consest and we must
meet the issue, or no more boast of
our superiority. The question of the
white man's party hue been ably ar
gued, and In all it lights and bear.
ligs we have been unable to see any
semblance of ostracism, prsoriiption
or disfranehisement, as some have
We do not object to the negro ea
joying amy right, any privilege, that
we enjoy, if he can attain that right or
prievi through is.mw superior edu
eatioa and d*arekr, but we distinct
ly declarethat he is not fitted to en
joy ofeial poeiiam now, from the
fact that his mental ealiber-that his
property identification is not at all
suffiient to entitle him to such mark
ed eooaideration of being constituted
the repilents of ocill positions at
our hands We propose to be "frk"
witrtheir na farther, ire will not
say anathlmg of them, of their ca
pacity and representative qualifica
tions, which they #hbeelves will not
admit. All white men believe as we
do, only they .lack what every man
will be required to have, if we wirold
succeed in this contest-boldnass and
As we have bees asked how we
stoeoda in this .etet as egards the
use of compronte I policy, we
hoewitih pblish 4ur platform"
Whih we inlatsiid tpe-y as a ddlegate
to. tb Parish bmvmtion, to urge
tedr eolasert e~ We ask fort it
eagglh for all, apd u iat dOua
aoen, then we qe ilil g n1 subnit
t4 Way lime ofsetkln ot cempresmisng,
th eSIr. rues, our dI may se e1t
to adopL - \
*3CLKA T Z0o OD itCIPLzS. o
The wlite cutisps 'of the Parish $
Natatabjilge in Cavestion assea
fet union at dua sm aep to
Ipiede it flto athe sl*
Ist Wed. oel U W eeIbe t e lo-
ad ma them helding oae om a
iu, be4 c lepe o( Mh IncaE
t m Ignorance to govern pr
Sl o·gaN .~,wbrli otoeilts,
frth+ platslu .w s I, , ,.e+'
ly the .ppal made b i ihe oetdia
gerkusjaess tapdelus whites, ad
tip I m t, bad elemeno t of
ties ma wt ates , mum, whoo
tsotie tain the iau poer to
thel end whar re
Js W$5Uoeir ae a ila.
h g mae am wI
tulilgentaid patlle sthe bql.
du ties of selfats meat than they
Ie theilk Is the bed beamtte of bad
mIefblt they have idd Ie ne* .at
of tahs bineedzau mseglity of those
meai altheagi we have proven to
· them tht they are liarsand thieves,
they still retain then. in power to
break down the industry of our 8tate1
wasting it by exhorbitant taxation,
a~ finally driving its white inhabi.
tarot to other States.
•J. We declare that we do not in.
lead to deprive the colored citizen of
any right which is guaranteed to him
by the Constitution and laws of this
State or of the United States-on ti
a~itrary, we firmly declare it to be
our fixed purpose to foster and pro.
tect him in all vested rights, to edu.
cate him and his children, are willing
to be taxed for that purpose, aso tl
they may become fit to take part i
the management of affairs of goverl,
meot-to foster and encourage bi
industry, and by a system of wio
legislation, add to his mental, moral
and material progression.
4th. To do this we insist that tin
white race alone is' capable of bring.
log about reform in our affairs, t
by reason of their saperior intelli.
gence they are alone fitted to govern,
and that all offiees of honor, pnrt
and trust, shall be Ailed by hoaet ano
apahIe men of the ,white ames.
5th. We call upon all men with.
oat regard to past political diferen.
eos, without regard to race color at
previous condition, who are honest
and sincere in their protestations for
good And honest government, to unite
with us ii: the election and qualifica
tion of white men, fully competent to
.11 positions and of known and tried
virtue, who represent the material
intrest of our tax-payers and good
citizens, and we request and desire
the co-operation and support of the
colored men of this Parish and State,
who are rea1 desirous for a return
to an eonolesical conduct of govern
6th. We state that the People's, the
eiform, and the White L agi~s' par
dtei 'o be a vsm alyrVhltd ien's
parties, having fur their object the
redemption of our Parish and State
from the rule of incompetent and cor
rapt oieials, and the returb to the
hands 6f the honest and capable
Warra BMEN, the manaagement of our
local and State pairs. That the
delegtee now 'dleted will be gov
erned in their action in the Conven
tion to which they are accredited by
the spirit of these resolutions, aad
unite their efforts with the good peo
ple the respective parhes of oar
State, to settle Ml differenes among
ourselves, and to unite with *l oat
white citizens in proposing
meat that will tenl to '
condition of all elasbes of citizens,
and secure success in our efforts to
bring about the greatly needed and
much desired ream. in out govern
This may be Whit.e Leaue, it may
be Rleform,lt ma be ldle'i:party
views-but one thingj t ertaianl i.
the only thig that ean rave uas.
The resgnlog but note
pariah sue o far at ltoch~ in
their haste to eomply with the polite
request of the overtasd psed
that peri, eoaludea td te
aeuest and least freqented read to
Adrkanas. (at was their joy a~and
tellef whentbey pesed tbe bound- s
t line of the 'iwo S mand ueend
themelvea within th' lidts of our
hnospitable ·hber. St g ts
ert at the tbltho t a
the jaded biles bttIred anm we
met by a bluf asheasker, v.h
with 4.rj ad.fa 'oo the .akensack
r, who albed M 'bosemer, to watk
very elesely the misastemaasss anl
of theisi;wsather umlir a dis.;
anbe wauted to hbew ifhe wa
cormct la his lspreesqlo that 1..l1
museen the said rt
elelted a perenpt
"whle wparty e o e.n pat *t
i to f thh W as cat ta keb
don't rambi. trqss any -a ia the
easds whoi k w I be s eas.'
"Wel," drawlednet the Arkanein,
"we whit Pa1 leia this Stab. No
r e taitstis ap at the goe
t ad wiaHt i o that , will hag
I~aluarrbe Mlat wasgdsll
oe thlettioa t Je a iatnW aae
Isever puee r p uatil tearsoned
the tlta.Irpl, whrse tha ledr
'liefanadeofort. How m htahoy
cived will be learned by ar peredi
of the letter of h e Assistat fAttern
Genoeal, pablished ia the Picayuse
of Twesday.--N. O. Pisryans.
the esteetsoryards, within the city
p limibs, isatrlotly prohibited by erdi
nance to that efect, under fine, o
for casc offene.