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JAS. H. COGIOTVE, .. t Eitr.,
NATCHITOCHES SATURDAY - - - - Angust , 1874. Advertisltg Rates. 1 luare.... $ E , 50 5(s !7 o 0 2 0cr 2 .quares... 7" 1 Ow 1500 - rt n 2501 3 quares... 10 13 0 1I(10 55 0 1 3 4 squareA... 140 10 20 (0 300 350 5. squares... 1700 0057 00 35 000 CG sgarJa.. 000 4 01 3 40 450 7 squares... 23 7 3 i7t s 3 50 5ai 70 0 squares... 96 f 30 4000 65 e00 10 squares.. 30 3500 50 ( 57 0105 0 15 squarse.. 45(6 s IO 70 700 1(O 125 5 20 squares... C 0 00 90 12 005 150 0 Traarient advertisements tl.50 per square o0 10 liars Brerier. first insertion. Each subse quent inhertion 75 cents per square. OUR JOB OFPFICE is mupplied wlth a great variety of type. and work in this depart ment performed with neatness and at moder ate priees Terms, CASU oa delivery of work. Rates of Suecrlptlos. One Coay ene year....................... stre Onae Copy sir months.....................1 50 (Payable In saraaoe.) "Notice to Contributors. No commnnieations will be pnllisbed unless accompanied by the author's real name. But one side of the sheet to be written upon when sent to as for inser tion. Articles to he short and to the point, to have attention. These are our rules and they must be strictly adhered to. The name of no candidate will be announced through the columns of this paper unlees accompanied by the cash. No deviation from this rule. The Editor of the Viadicator has gone to attend the Baton Rouge Con vention, as a represenattive of the Press. We ask for him the usual courtesy form our "brothers of the quill." DISTIraCT axo SENATORIAL Cox VErTIOX.--We would urge upon our sister parishes of DeSoto, Red River and Sabine, the necessity of sending delegates to the District and Senato rial Conventions, to be heldst PLEAs A rT HILL, DroTo PAntsa, as this is the most central location where ac commodation can be had for Dele gates, and we would suggest MONDAY, SEPT., 7~T, 1874, as the day upon which the Conven tion should nemble. Red River parish has already responded to the call for Pleasant Hill, what say Sa bine and Deeote. - - TsE RAIL RoaD.-We are pleased to know that this vexed question, will be deterred until after the settle Inent of the great and momentous o issue of the rule of the white Tax. payers of this State. The public mind is too much eagrossed with its own salvation to give that thought it should to such improvements as Railroads, sad.t the nancial freature requires not a laite digeestin before the mini of the td~-pryer ca be made pi Aythag la the shape of an assessment or a tax notice, makes oar people, at this mmeut, shaeder. The eondition of elope in this par iah have uadergone' amtberial cshage siance oar last, The cotton on the hil amdady frstP lands are surse aing pgreatly, in some istances the ield will be at t one third. Ther mometerranging from 96 to 104O in the shade. By reference to our advertising elum, it will be ueen that ~Mr. C. J. C. Pekette, intead pedla g a chool for boy. See sdvertisement. S Co. D. Pierson adl M. . Cun niagham, returned from Now Orleans on Suasy last. Nothbing wa smco puished o tthe wary t oappairtatr bat we are assured emuch was done ina perfectlgd the actiaon e ouar Ifes Meen, in thi mattee oresg Sel. The la t.Rshliuan s...ai ed Couwemtiom, sesed t havei est a gl:: oom by it actida, over the sna game mindsofthe Radial Refrmer., aadths acion of the PNopla Coan venUs is aldosly looked for, and the esmlt anlpated with fear and tremblig bh ths power, that b. A Bae Dzmraou.-We well ye maber the days wbhen E, W. Rbert son wasauditor of lausiama, under Democratic sle ad that hie fulflled well ail aatll ta e di -dis of da cbs wite onl wtwo elerss. But now how cheaaed lo how Radi mlirn l a ld it ea for itas ownsl 6 lbmiew the eople arei.e' - ed bt - tesla-sise 'Ti. Aud~~~i~ aurped adL, tnow any lAuditor o d fan f tae Ittepieor, ase two aoher asi a ymeaher dar, es& tot umument rels adek, those of any Auditor or Coaptroller of any of the States. Our Next Member of Congress. The Convention to nominate a mem ber of Congress from the Fourth Congressional District of Louisiana, will soon assemble. When we re member how discreditably and shame fully we have been represented, or rather, misrepresented, at Washing ton, for the last six years, by the nominees of a party who were guided in their choice mete by the question able character of their candidate, than by the essential requisite of integrity and capacity; when we reflect that the world is apt to form its opinion of our people, by the public conduct and mental caliber of the imported dunces and knaves, who have been sent to the national capital to repre sent them, by the united efforts of ignorant negroes, contemptible car pet-baggers and hypocritical scala wags, it devolves upon us, who represent the white element, the only intelligeit and honest portion of our people of this State, to make such a selection as will reflect the sentiments of our people in their true ight. The very nature of such an exalted and honorable position requires far more experience and knowledge of the principles of government, and of the wants of the people, than may be requisite for members of a State Leg islature. For the latter, an ordinary knowledge of local interests and opinions may generally suffice. But it is far different with a member of Congress. It is his duty to legislate for the interest and welfare, not of one State only, but of all the States. It is not enough that he should pos sess upright intentions and a sounad judgment; he must, by a proper training of thought and stAdy, be a competent master of all the objects on which he may be called upon to legislate; he must have the skill and ability to apply his acquired knowl edge in the best manner, and to the greatest interest of the Republie. In a single State, the habits, manners, customs, Institutions and laws, are about the same, and a respectable member of its citizens are more or less conversant with them. In a commonwealth, the various pursuits sad occupations of the people are well known and easily ascertained. The general affairs of a State i sin a comparatively small sphere, and are talked about, examined and dis cussed, by those whese interests they arect, sad whose opinioes, by .e quent communication, are daily in terchanged. But it is quite different with the affairs of the general gov erment. There every measure must be diacumsd with a d regard to the want, interests, rights and pursuits of all the Statesr. We are now, thirty sight States in the Union, having dif ferent laws, customs, elimate sad predacts. Some of them arealmost wholly agricultral some commer c-at; some manufacturing, sad othersm haver a mixtre of alli; nad in no two of them are there, the preeisely rela tive adjastmenut of ll thesliteMsta. Ae aecamte knowledge of all these ltverdities and of their practical ef feet upon the coutry, mest be po sessed by him who takes his seat in Congres. It woa~l be impolitic, un safe, and unwise to send any one there who has not those qualifCation. In our presenat bumiliated ad de graded aircmstances, whoa e~lcal position ad prsefermet are given with alacrity, and by pretrfeai, to the ineompetent and uaworthy; when we have made up our minds for the only tree contet; when we e bat tling for the ease of the iltelletu da superiority of the white race, against the brtal arrogane of the ignorant alored race; when we Sad marrayed on the eane side, iantegrity and apacity, opposedl to venality anad st$opidit, on tim other side; we must be guardd, and even aemploaIn the choles of our andidates, adhrve as individual p~ferences. Abilfty, honesty sad eperiecs, mast b6 the only incentives to guide us in the matter. We maut be uasntmen in putting te right man in the right The parish Coneantim which met herem on Saturday last, was aui mousa in recommending to ouar peo ple Col Willism iL Levy, ofoupar-. sha, as the it andidate for member of Conaem, em ear Distri. We s no mei-wrshipper. Withoeat wishing to atke any ividious di~s -ction, we easetly believe ad de clare thabt bs all thqa .i autism iraeq to~e the posithm. A Isla choice coeld not, ilrftalny be lade. Jre has always bees weswerv lug In bhs pelitiest principles; al ways ready, when rsaed a pon, to bt tie for the ights ofbt lis peoplai Be is popularly known througheut the Die ict. Helm thei spttis etof be ag one of the emiesat ad disti. guishbed members of the .Louiiaa bar. He is a gentleman of large ad enlightened views, of comprehensive information, of greazatperience, and of undoubted eloquence. Ani what is better still, be is not politically am bitious. We sincerely hope that be may the be choice of the Convention, especially, when it is well known, that the parish of Natchitochee has not claimed the position for aay of her sons, since the days of General Bos sier, over thirty years ago. Our Convention. . The Delegates of the White Citi zens of the State of Louisiana, who assemble at Baton Rouge in Conven tion, on the 24th inst., are accrtdited with great powers, and have resting upon them the grave responsibility of eanmciating a platform of principles, which will reconcile all persons and parties opposed to the Kellogg usur pation. This accountability becomes doubly responsible when takes. in connection with the fact that so many vital issues depend upon our success in this canvass. Have our people as a mass ever given deep thought to the magnitude of the questions at issue f A great many have, no doubt, who have and do feel the grinding fores of this monstrous iniquity under which they now labor, but are all aware that their existence as a people, their right to the proud name of an American citi zen, and the high distinction given them by their Maker in representing a superior race and a superiortivlii ration, that the tenat to their homes sad firesides, and perhaps, the lives of their wives and little ones, are staked upon the issue of this battul, This is not the struggle of ordina. ry political parties for political so premacy, or the vindicatioa and in. agaraution of ideas for good govern meat, but it is a eamtst of W raior ir kligens and rprnutae durceter against ignorant elames and corrupt influences. A struggle possessing all the'elements and purposes of a cona test between, besotted, barbarous passions, and the distinctive qualities of christian honor and education. * It is terrible to contemplate, aad the solution of the question, although that question was not of our making, is now upon us. We have deferred and would willingly now defer this is sme, sad have by all means, within the bounds of reason and decency, endeav ored to avert a conlict of aces, eth er actually or at t'heballot bo. But the extreme feeling of the blas race, the surrounding influence of bad men, have placed us in a position where we ena but set the parts of cowards, tolonger refuse to meet and settle this question, unally and forerer. We have no fear of the result, the pride we have lafeth justice of our camuse, sad the mondeoe of the mental and materia superiority of ouar rae, leare as no room to doubt our Saal triumpb in the conts. All eivilde nsaeas can but leek with deep Interest apan this trgle, for theu a aal inter sted in a eontetvwheretbohe~fqd ion of their own soial *nstudmma i arrayed agalast the oppeate f ea ciety. The soluation et this great question is t Ocma msroa a on cern, for th. ert thory of othest perior white cidistion as a race, being able to combat and overcame ignoseat bteywbrf*riajwor of the ianferior aes, will in a a aseuo rst apoe the masees of the white people of luIosiana in the comin agoamest. We moDst bhae within oearslvus ulon and confdece, lay aside ell pe-roal ambitions and oasiera tionssn dneettt eses as became neble -ea, struggling for aberty sad Teu Jan PstaJ.-1b a deelsiged reanded todlay in the IUaited States an aton of qeecment, G. W. L e vs. AnO hsoe, £ part Es (7e sou ate, sold darsg te war by the United 8tates for txe, is oarde to b restoamed to te deviee ot thelste G. W. Parke Casueti, via: Time mll ps pera eoa or Mile Ban, in air We pradit the day Is ibt tbr*-i taut, whbm the etira papuety f our he reatmIk, If not int. riginal P at least In valne. Slowly but auryl are ur late enesie amaitag thtat "owe w g riht, but they stra . 'oate, alasto late, fr h tpnss. ratio o BaepublJan lasias. From th rmuns 0 thiebbris we. . - and pktrieus people, willoone be tolled usp s ra ct a mas lasing agsressaemthLa theotets Republi. Wh~Re~a the right to sevolt is denied by a pvernemt fouaded upon relaui a, ttetie step is to. kem to despotism. T[e 3esbllse ethusiastit 1716, willee csae ap. om in l8 to esake, Thus parsed away the Great America iepublie, byrason of iti deal togrant that rin7vge' toform • genament, whichb gave it birth-Revolution. Democratic or Republcan. We are surprised that our friends of the New Orleans Bl.Eci, should swallow the baited book of the Be p.1e., in its artticle on the "Posi tion of Parties." We have carefully read the extract to which it invites attention, and to give the same op portualty to our readers we copy it in fall, as followst t Conservatives, on the contrary, here as elsewhere, are those who cling to the past, who have a superstitious reverence. for whatever is old because it is old, and a distrust of whatever is new because it is new; who accomplish no work except of an obstructfve kind, and are by nature incapacitated for improvement, being as has been wittily said, "the mules of poli ties that engender nothing." In this State they do not constitute a political subdivision, but when they act politically at all are obliged to fall into the Democratic ranks, as their opposites, the Liberals, have no ebhoice but to act with the IRepublican party. In fact there are but two patties in this State. the Republican party, and their opponents, the Demoeratic party. Between these two thets ca be no compromise, and the attempt to get together as an army the miserable stragglers from either, rein forced by the indolent, the indifferent and the stupid, and set such a corpora's guard up as a third party, having the, balance of power, will prove a miserable failure. Those who wish to defeat the Republi. can party must join the Democratic, or waste their strength; and thoe 'to whom the name of Democracy is an offense must take sides with the Reptblicans. There is no middle course, no "Liberal Conservative" organization, claiming support and offering assnrance of suc eeos. Monsters never do succeed, and "lileral conservatism," could sach a thing exist, would be a monster, with wings vainly beating the air, and feet of clay chained to the everlasting rocks by the adamantine bands of prejudice. As the Bullkein declares it cannot see "how there can be any hesitation on the part of the white people what party they should join,' we are as much at a less to understand why the white people should be so hasty to join the Democratic party, simply becaase the Repablmem, the paid jour nal of the very thieves we are war ring on, should think it good policy. The tenor of the above extract al ludes simply to a conservative atti tude of the people, or the success likely to attend a movement having for its plan a policy or. affilition line of action. Now this is just as far from the contemplated and expressed plan of the White Man's or People's party of ousina, asu can be. We have sever stigpated thatthis should be a pm and simple wuhey-washey battle, on the eeatrary; we have de elaed that this was apeople' move mist, quasi politcal, having the slements sad purpose of an Ineguaut uprising of the masses, without re gard to pat potii affiliations, a movemeat sa which the eo-operatim ad support of Democrsts, Liberals, BRetwers, Coosrvatives, honest Be publicans, and 4ll cdaues were invi ted tojoin. All pest dihrenceudshould fot the nones be laid aside, no politi cal orgslsntion; a a party~, ahould insist upon iltL name or the acceptance of its dogma~ sah Shberlg the aem we cannot boc th lifb of us tell, why there shouldbe sec pchperslste aeevino ae by tha few ultra Democrati jo usal in endeaviy g to inist upo as seeeptso of their putrdalar iews. We have triad the Demoratie arty to ourheart'as coatent, and r rsorts or.Aitb bhauser he proven failes. New swe prope something bls, bt tor ean moetaaglble, and here comes agaei that maM Democrati oranl ratios sam demands the l4syiP of this new rmremet And for whit remseat Sheply that it has a Central Executive Committee, mhw appointed weknow raet, aerwillwe stoptola quire; mad hbe by a au trid, foe stalled the action of the wpl ho should, tad wi1, in this campaign at least, control every thing ia this movement. We mast prap ed to macept fome asshjournals as the 1e.r Orleas &Rpe ss, eithber aiems or advie, durln our present strule, fobrious reamso, and this stele a - o r attenion is mIed br y the Sei dodges comnpletely whst wslntud to . ds ad Iats it guas bth at the Demoase party ad suck BDspubllana as it weold think, md ougho to stay into th fold of a movament eloleated to aspeose B ridding as c the ptuset muomaw rad a gorverament. Mark yos the thrust "And those to wkom the umea a Demioetsy is an cimace Woars pesp lag jJet enscai. thapey, sad ams dstmine.d swe will aganis asmovemeat, san gice* eaitde waillb e sUs *Irnce to moase; namattsr what tmir paii cal prlllesms may ho Thie Jl. Ides ad aun whatis latended by this s. mal do fosolar fro the Borduiu, If it isbat atsai dl a that mmaed shm fd r the pit ys pu h it brthd arm red y sad aharpened, somewhat wort 'dud lr which Sta ght nad demeliskDems eracy, buat this as mar mue is en iupm aa ment apeolitial warfare, a self-loader and repeater, and the erbplicas has no reapoea to meet us with. Do not aeeptany Democratic doe trine, we enttest, the Republican may preach, rather "go by contranes," aad we venture you will be nearer the mark. We anxiously look for the selection of our candidates by that journal, and then we know we will sue ceed. Let the )Blletii carefully read this extract from the Republican of the 6th, and it will see that that journal is somewhat eratic in regard to who and what constitute Democrats and White Leagers. The recent letter of Colonel John Me Enery, dated Monroe, July 30, 1l74, to a friend in this city, renders it very clear that the White League organizations in this State are nothing but branches of the Democratic party. Referring to a communication orginating in North Lou isiana, signed by bimself and ether citi reas of that section, and addressed to the Democratic Central Committee at New Orleans, Colonel McEnery says: My purpose was to create the very re verse of the feeling which seems to have sprung up in n sr city umom thi publica tion of the doeument in question. In view of the dissensior I saw arising in many parishes, I thought that the sug gestions and recommendations contained in that doeument would allay those dis sensions, and present the white people of the State in one unbroken phalanx to radicalism, which, in the parlance of all right thinking ppople of Louisiana, means the spoiliation and robbery, under legal forms, of their property and all their substance. The above extract very clearly demon strates that we are not mistaken in com ing to the conclusion that the White League organizations are branches of the Democratic party-he purpose of the two organizations being really the same, the defeat of the Republican party in every Soethern State throegQ violence, and its final overthrow in the other States of the Union and the re-establishment of the Democratic party in authority at Washington. White Men Attentian. It has come to oar knowledge that the man Van Dasen is more vile, a thousand times than we have repro. sented him to be. That his teachings to the negroes of the Third Ward have been pernicious we believe with oat a doubt. Last week a warrant was sued out for his arrst, charging him with riotous conduct, and en deavoring to incite the colored men to murder and rapine, and what makes this charge ap strong is that the af darit is swo to a& tAe colore -me, all semeeted mitlh the Republies party in his Ward. We are informed by these parties that he advocated an extreme line of policy for them to persue in their coiduct with the whites, which they properly and promptly refused to do, whereupon he had them expelled from the Radical clubs, upon the charge of being in league with the whites. Not UtideeB with this, he has them arrested and bound over to keep the peace, sad during the dsit tinge of hiseort bhe w attended by ao armed gurd o egres, and him self (Yea Deu u) erated eaosd the home displaying his revolvers and using bad language, sad aidulging in thrsata -l th white D.morats, asuhe hboes to t ierm ew liss. The gaestiou ntarall is, What are we glg to do a bSt iltt Do we la. tendT thisd ed inh. ma shape to continue to adb the ,week mind of the Igsmrat colord an, as Ward and Flowerse of V.1k did, antil aee another cullia ise brought abot. We my not, awr is the time to put a stop to such tigs, thues:incipit reviatims should be nipped in the beela~ s willhve me arm lde monetratiem that may cdst vladble lives to ontrol sad pat dow.. Tlse melam isa who aks these abrr ame trathii , ad bsir aIle meats r Ia every way worthy of eosimaldeat. We have elhl attea peopkle a imed iSernt about. kin stepsi the matter, in fact the pabtle .l.4 had he..m eagreusi with greater measures sad the rid dance of greater mm, that we have overlooked the hare such baraters as V. Dusma, is ikely to do oar commaml. Governor nKellgg srms his at tentloa cled,s Ass a, to the at, ftMese men, if tohey e ,y of feia poailsm, he vii iren uns , this oeature is emef his used ap poime asin eea. - , teeslem. pk- the to deum , agis e or t•e M rL, whi he puam . to strt a lrdl earer, rqeaat to law uIa doesms. Nov lot tid Goy .am t) if hea ms to de at he *ysamefrmrd aurid theeo.. euily of this fallow, ra we will eit having taght te art of ga. toer to *me seuls Uamu, hir pald siaterr heamme his mr tas he emoh gosrea kndhe. Shesaysif she is gtobarea lover at all, she means to hare a good ft. New Re~istration Law. We cannot see that any of the ',u merons "official organs" of this State, have, with anything like indecent haste, thrown themselves into tLe breach and defended the iniquity ,f the oe registration law, and the con duct of their master in signing it. That this law is scarcelydefensible, no obe will deny, for it bears upon its face the attempt to disfranchise a large number of our foreign white citizens, clbgging their right to reg ister and vote with quibbles and eva sions and gives more power over the naturalization of a citizen than the courts themselves. There is no pro tection of the rights of honest citizens, nor does it prevent fraudulent vo ters of the negro element from en joying that blessing allowed him, to the detriment of the white man, for it is an admitted fact that more fraud have existed, which required special enactments if anything did, in the registration of negroes under age, long since dead, or who had never ex isted, than could possibly have taken place by manipulating the naturali ration laws, for tlje courts were all in the han ds of the Radical faction, and have been for the past seven years, and what fraudulent papers of citi zenship that exist, if any do, have been issued by their courts, and for their benetit. We venture to say that no foreigner who is willing to vote with the Kellogg party in November next, will be refused registration whether he is a citizen or not, and be will be accommodated with naturali sation papers that will secure his reg istration without cavil. o One point, we think, has been over looked by oar city cotemporaries is this act, and it is a feature that demand ventilation. Those are the clauses of the registration act which refer direct ly to the conduct of the election, and embraced in article 29 of the act. Here it will be seen that the registrar, not only revises and corrects the list of qualified voters, but his powers are ex tended to the appointment of conutis sioer of election, constables during the time of election, whoes duty it shall be to "count the ballots cast"and convey the boxes to and from the place of holding the election. Although Governor Kellogg has denied signing the election bill, this registration law embraces all the bad features of that bill, and we will venture to say was passed, as most of the bills of the last General Assembly, after the adjourn ment of that delectable body, was a "made up" concern, embracing all that was outrageous trnm both the registration and election law, mid to have been passed and signed and pro mulgated as a kied of "eomprmise', betweeen Kellogg and his own veranc ity. Our citiens are determined on one thing, adthat is, that no power in this State dall prmevent thema from legally registering and voting, erm ifwe have to employ force to asert our right. Th sooner ellegg and his minioais undertad this the better fo all people. He les aid a fair election is all hewanta to show that be is sutaimed by the people, and we intend by the mie aeas to prove to the contrary. Indin&atUu at Coushatta. Wheres, A report has reached us thronub Mr Iuase Mnll,ef itnda, L, ,,that aletter wea wsitten by E J. Twitcbell, from Coushatt to New tleasn, to the dtet that the eitiMens of Red er Paria had ssembled in Mass eeting aM demanded the*' resignation of the Parish salers of Red River Pariah; that the dmad wasm refused; that the -dsen retired to ths ouuritee; that the cities not bing aMe to senee their de mAnd,alled upo the srroundig womr waas :e eesmeetanily. Augul , 187;4, thefei f m resmLtions aml.ved, That we prgemuams the b-ove rumor witbout kmndatimt and Resolved that a emittee fbthree, compoed .Capt. T. W. mney, Ju linaLissoand J1 F. Stephen, h ap pointed towait em J. Twitcbel, and deAnsdoflalm a written contra dictiem of tmabove. lb atkC suue edug of asbeus : We the uuadendd, Mefr commi-o tee, appointed to wait eoa I. J. Twithell, bhave the homer hmerewith to ead ye his letter preenaiug therumor to he a &se.trfeslhe end a lie. T. WV. Aaur, J6Lurs Lesmo, J. F. saPIKa.s. LtrToE 0o I. J. TWITCHELL. Couhatta, I., ag. 17, 1n74. Cept. T. JV. lAbqe, Jlis eim, Jao. I. Bhtphes. Gentlems--I do hereby pronance tho rmmor as contaied in yaour rea Iution, as coming from me, a base fabricatim and a lie. (Signed) II. J. Twirrlf L..