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Notice to Coutributors., N'o commnnicationn will be published nnless auebnmpanied by the anthor's real name. But one side. of the siet. to be written upon when sent to as for inser t ion. Articles to he short and to the point, to have attention.* These are outr rules and they must be strictly adhered to. The name of no candidate will he anuouneed through the columns of this paper unless accompanied by the cash. No deviation froim this rule. --,I04I--------------~ DISTRICT 'AND SENATORIAL Con vEosTiONS.-We would urge upon our sister parishes of De oto, Red River and Sabine, the necessity of'sending delegates to the District' and Senato rial Conventions to be held at PLEAS AN T HILL, DaSoro Pajpsa, as this is the most central location where, ae comnmodation can be had for Dele gates, and we would suggest MONDAY, SEPT., 7TI, 1874, as the day upon which the Conven tion should asse ible. Red River parish has already responded to the call for Pleasant. Hill, what say Sa bine and DeSoto. White men remember that the Registration office opens. on UMon day, 31st inst. SPORT, EXEaCIsE AND HaLmT.-A Ten-Pin Alley has been put up in St. Denis street, by Messrs. Smith & Col lier. The cool weather will soon be' upon us, and the healthy sport 'can' be indulged in by all those who are fond of the game. From our sanctum we daily hear the victorious crle of spare, ten-atrike, "hurrah 1' Bob, set them up again.". IVEATHER,AND CROPs.-The clouds which were lazily. sailing ever..our heads, for several days last' wek, finally camne down in n a'good, heavy rain, of three or'fonr hours' duration. It was geberal throughtot the Parish. The cotton crops in sandy lands, has already done its. eet. But in stiff lands, the forms are no longer shed, and the cotton on those lands, 'with favorable weather, will continue to make, until,frost. The yiel4, in this: parish, will be from one haltfto three' fifths of a fall crop. The corn drop will average tao-thirds. THE Arranr.--For fall particulars of that affair which were written on Sunday, the day after,twe refer our readers to another eblumn.. Since then, we have been reliably informed that Van Desen has asked to be per imitted to leave the parish, unmolest ed, and he is :gone. This feet ltoves that he kneu thMlt the. ~tizbnat is ' tht hea l 0 waaI ',4t b9tto of 1 a fair, and that he could not be allowed to remain in Opr umiddt any logger: Noe have .eoen, Iverdict of the Jury, summounl to examine ainte the ' facts conbeeted with Bel'sdeath, ftad it end's 'With the followbg words : "The Corprie asad Jipr . of this in. quest ind, that ano gilt attaches to any particunlarper~rson," Rapides Agricultral.Fair Al ciatieu will open its second Grand Fair to the public, anerrarl~oadria, oa W$ Snesday, the 1th 4* of Otober aemt and continue tb feour days ' Evey - branch of induty pan o,~ seqefaeqt ed, sandempete for preladum, whid 4 indeadp are very: li.beral.: Th6 Rpt alans Mr"o iealsf M tIn 'Rieg Exhibitions of that kind csanoia'; too oftsn given. They' excitel'emural. tiod ;'ama are a' en6rm rt' every o~e to do 1. t n qwi be turns hI attention to; make his s,*eu knos .h . h* o(h.a " it to him. ,8q eshibiLtuasaheal be helde l at the Parish, seat of every paih mthe State. Particular atteotion is called to, thd pmamimo "of S$2000to be awarded bon the tat 'disy of the Fair. It Must be so; Plato, &c. There is no doubt of it. The peo. ple are determined, The citizene of Natehiteches are right. They utter ed the truth and showed foresight, wisdom and patriotism, 'when they declared in Conventilai assemblei': "That in the opinion of this Conven tion, representing the people of the parish of Natchitoches, opposed to Radicalism and its ascendancy in Lou isiana, wpon the white men of the State alone, devolves the salvation of the State; and that this can be accom plished by the $ariirntatin unia and concert of the conservative elements of the people of Louisiana." That resolution' has the ring of the true metal in it. No dross, no alloy, no base substance to be used in our po liticnl weapons, for "the redemption of Louisiana from the corrupt usur pation which oppresses the State." And why ? Because the Radical party have forced it upon us--be cause for the last eight years we have talked, reasoned, argued with the colored race; we have warned them against- the machinations of vicious and designing men, whose only par pose it was to use them as easy dupes and willing tools, for their own ag grandizement, and the ruin of the people of this State, both white and coloered. And what has been the re sult ? They have turned a deaf ear to our appeals; they have laughed our arguments to scorn; they have spit upon our patriotic etideavora; they have formed their loyal and their black leagues; they have abused theli right f suffrage; they have takes tad vantage of their numerical strength to pat in power, all -over the State, bad men with bad hearts; in tomi nating, electing and maintaining in office, ignorant,' witked and dishonest men, knowing them to ibe such; and have thus rnined the State, and made it what it actually is, "an almmina tion of desolation."' Have they, as a class, been benefited by it? No. It is evident that' they have reaped no good from such conduct. They are in a worse condition now, than they were in 1868. -They have forfeited the white man's conidence, and that is a great loss. They are worse off in substantial means, for they have caused the impoverishment of the State and have become poorer with it. Worse 'of in charsater, for they have shown to the people of the North, as well as to the people bof the South, that if they have caused these fiapd through .uisorasee, then they ws, sot yet ,1 to enjoy this It ab1e right 'of suffrage; or if the" acted, knowingly, and therefors, through 'wickedness, then they are still more to'be blamed, and stillt mole unworthy of that acred right, Which ever it may bq, the effeoti:;ppon the entire people of this State, hve been the same: degradation, poverty and oppression. In a few years, with'the help ofthe colored race, the Radical part h'ave ran us' into a debt exceedinog Afty millions of dollars, with nothing to show for it, and bare made this once glorious fabric ofa State, a den of wretchedness, Cniqqity and wee. their watabwordshbave: been, down witb'h Stheoherner; low with the white race; down with' the dmned rebel. We will mak .hlmrbite the duat; we will take everythinghe has ; we will make his home a wilderness, and'hbidlf a wain4erer, a stranger and a paunper, in bin own land and among lhi own people; and the in efablejoy and delight to be felt in out heartS, will be sre than ample esatisfaction for whatevee' ay befll, us hereafter. The whites want jus tie and right9 Let us givr thema ii qully and wrog. Theya ish for or tlpe.~prchy and rain? They ask friendship hnd a brothethood of In terest?, It BLI&~iv6 them deadly hate and the l4dck leagjs. .tho.e haI ,, bees tim sentimets and acts of the adieal party; thdes the caul s'*ib~lik haed gieln neise t. the ItsMan's par '.They orgi.i ied fbo 'opproeion ,ad rwte; We irll erganii the relief and economay. whit pS41i,. We wll . w p op the - Whbw take the goierpinei m *o wt,~,,p,,, ,. stand by, and io rsa u atwa, aeto by thef' La cad iolo raes;4 thYi hr wr id a1e this StsWt. aterre(ir~i~) Nrili; amdi IqI and biehblg , ue5a1e *ostaa pIr as ever. But, hilet it be resena bered bhyte speliohil that ltis ar Iesmertbdeaily thab le oonsttabut; thattlie'nrm 'stbnd6s anad su lime work, s pl e acas be nasse a bep.of rains in a few hosre by the hand of ignorance on' icrfkednes but that it requires months, years and sometimes centuries of patience, sac rifice, intelligence, labor and wisdom, to rebuild them again as they were. Let it be known now and forever, that the white people are going to take charge of this State. Let it be known that we are after two sets of men; the corrupt and ignorant, to keep them out of olgee; the honest and competent, to put them in. This is the aim; the sole purpose of the White League. We do not intend to war on the colored race, or on any of their. rights; but we do intend and are determined, to pet a stop to their doing us any further harm. If they join us in our Wfork of re form and regeneration, well and good; they will partake of the glory of its achievement, as well as share in its benefits. If they decide otherwise, we care nA. Our plans are formed, our determination as firmly fixed as the mountains of the earth. We will entreat them no tore. Unless they show their good intentions by their deeds, as they hire shown their evil ones, by their fruits, thlem and their promises we will no lodger teed. The Iron-G'rays.. It is a filct well known to the pe-. ple of Louisiana, that among her citizens who hare been heretofore op. posed to Radical principles and cor raption for the last six year, there are some -few who seem to disapprove, ridicule and discountenance the unit ed movement of the honest white people, against the ignorant, nnseru pulous and thieving :hords who have Infested and desolated tbis' State, more effectually, than the plagues of Egypt, the kingdom of the PharBohs. 1 They take their cue froam a portion of thqe Bepublican press of the North, which is now uttering woful forebo. dings,.that the White League move ment, must inevitably lead in Novem ber next, to Ku-Klux outrages, to be reprolated by every good citizen in the land ; that no good can result to the South from such exhibitions of bitte9neas, hatred and froeity, against a patty almost exclusively composed of ignorant negroes, it is true, but still, of citizens whose right to vote is oo secured, that it cannot be safely denied. Now those men know that each are not the intentions of the white movement here. 'They ought to know, and will know, that we do not intend to be interfered with by any, oneresiding here or elsewhere, as to the amanner qf condeudhg g uao litlisdaul g A, ad ofaridang our State of the upisereant scoendrels, who have been fattening already toe long on the peopleb life blood. t'hoso wavering, timid, snail-paced eitizens can hardly be classif8ed. We know not to which of the political parties in te field they belong. They are not precisely for the blacks; they are not exactly for the whites; they are staggered, and seemn to be for a mixture of both; iti' and pepper statesmen; the Irot-Grys ino Lotsi a-aS plitics-an Iptis and tormented likO. a woman in labo,, they kpnow not whether they are to be delivered of ra bior a girl, 6f twins or triplets. It seems to us..ta.it they are standing upon a neutral platform, with a bland and multifarious smile on their lips, 'fondly hoping f6r something to turn up, so a, to obtain an ooiMal euom from the one side, forgivenaess from the other, and the support' of both for something ale in the end. Well, that is ntew trick ; but it is not as good as new. With either party there is but one politidl ereed, oatside of which bo one ma have the hope of salvation, or mf aything else. No eonsideration forhliah who is "nether fbsh, flesh, noefowl." He cannot be looked upon a s; partSymniian who is neflithr an 3ypernon nor a'i asIr. There bi no middle; cburse. lie miust be one thing or the other-s iman in the true sens e'of tihe word, or a'elf infuUo-is villair. : .. The w 'mi ian's party s etor .lined to resque Louisiana froma the pointing embraces of such a hybrid; park W.f liereua :ilmap as Kellogeg, Packard, aimre inip lhbacl, Dibbl, C ",y, Dubn~cle, Pd tbeir follower., whjg were condelved in sli, brought f ati n pollutio, atned uloy fithb , tiowto tworl4 ,4. what ,depth of ;aonaptionf disas c md infam ,hbu mai lntuve'eas nteti'when'thiis esh" ais weat ta fle,, n t. !11 t .i .,knpwas, o mbor aMl a we tItadAto eleua bat thiat angesa to tuaftrn ieaef liqid five theu It, despite4t1h slner of the rtdiital Pre, the altolltfty of the ;ne' ie son of seJlawasg, sd t resatkeasus of Ienmyra :ys '. ' . : Sp,,WhiteMf n do not fait to Registber. ' Civilization Va. Barbarism. We wish to address ourselves to all the `itnest, candid, patriotid citizens of Loulkiana. Weae rgoMlng pat sev eral practical questions to tdh)i, which we intend to answer fairly, openly and squarely. We take it for grant ed that all voters in this State are a political family, whose duty it is to deliberate, counsel, act and 'devise as to the best means of redeeming our State frqm its present condition of ruin and desolatiotn. With what mo tires do we intend to go into the coming political campaign t That is the first question. We intend to put an end to the corrupt and venal gov ernment of the last eight years-we intend to keep bad, incompetent, and corrupt men out of ofice, and put good, capable and honest men in. How are we going to effect this ? By selecting and voting them in, of course. But, before we select we must look for and find them. How and where can we find them ? By selecting them among the whites why t Is it because of prejudice of race, colhr, of previous coneadition? because of enmity and injustice to wards the colored race f Great God no! Our platform ofpriuciples adopt ed in Convention on 15th inst., con tains the following words: "We re cognize and shall faithfully uphold all the constitutional and legal rights to which the.colored citisens of this State are entitled, yet we are firmly convinced of their incapacity to per form the duty of legislrtors, and to fill the important offices, executive and ministerial, which are necessary in the enforcement of laws, and man. agement of public affairs; and we believe that .the prosperity and ii. proresmest of the colored people then selroe, will be promoted by the restor ation of the government and of these offices, to their more intelligent, ex perienced and competent white fel low-citizens." It is, then, because the one race is superior to the other in point of edu cation and capacity--because, with the colored race in this State, eduea tion and capacity are the exception; whereas, with the white, race, they are the rule. Because "leisur 'is s sential to mental culture, sincs edu cation is a work of time and labor." He who devotes time as - leisure to the improvement of his .mind, must hiiuself have, or' his parents must have for him, a certain degree of com petency for his support, whilst he is tins engaged. "We, therefore, look for little or no cultivation of mind In those who lead lives of manual toil, and who, during the brief moments all:oed for recreation and rest, are so fatigued, as to be incapable of sustain ed mental effort." Thlis is the pres ent condition of the colored man in the South. .If he stops in his labor, he stops his means of subsistence. He has, therefore, scarcely any ed ucation, and is atterly unfit to legis late for, and :oero the people of this State., He must be edcated bifoue he can be elevated-time alone cap, gahieve that. The present genertiosi ecannot affrd it The next, witb.tlhie greatest iodustry and economy, eal only prelpare the way for the one fol lowing. Now it is ouseles to enquire who is to be blamed for this. Thia enquir~ will not, and candot remedy themi4 fortune. We must take the races they are; we must grapple with factS, as we fad them. I: Every man ot common ense knoIras that te.Caucasian race is superior t every other race in tntellHgece, ad in the eldevement of Wbht is ttl great and good. As, the snow4 ped sumnqit ofr that noble chain pt mountains, whih belt this coatiaeist tfroa the Canada line to't e be' extremity of Patagoni) l teim rnzis they are:struck by the torrid rays . a summer's suaan, elt sad disole maorgstic rivers, spreadig severywhrg in the valleys below, feshness, feb tility, abaundanese; :population an wealth; so does tI ' aesian opupying ths siperior ranku the raees of men, rhbea.quickeni ed the emnlighteblng thys of thme so koolt ,lgenow l dg e mie ast., aStJ foiar,; thq Myte. sd spiea po rw aPd ,civillstionm., It .ha but appt andm populous acitesg stinti s and mighty kjMrlagg a empires spring ,ap,..as by echat memutand happieses, prO8jr gleataess, sareseesr~b & feltet evro :We call the sttentim of ouar eale la pofesto nal t'ar thirogh the Pr, ishes o rCaddo api Jlosfter, but wilt Itway tlhgsateatipeadei ofis this at Shreveport. HeIo bai e tile,. perleease Doutlif.SI has giv geas, 'tl stisfaetres to his ipattentsis tbid The Affray on Saturday. A little after noon, on Saturday last, four colored men were playing a gane of eards, known as Old Sledge, at Wesley Shepard's,. a colored man's ralooo, on Horn street. Dave Sharp and Alfred Bell, were pitted against James Revels and Peter Williams, at a bit a side. The two former are re sidents of this city, and the latter hail from Ward 3, whence they were driven, some ten days previous, by the threats of bodily harm and even ofdeath, on account of their ante.rat ical principles, by a set of colored men, instigated and upheld by a Car pet-bagger from Massachusetts, Van Duasen by name, and a Justice of the Peace of the said Ward. A quarrel sprung up between Alfred )Bell and James Revels, for the enormous sum of thirty cents, whilch the former claimed of the latter. Woyds ran high and Mr. Sheppard put fti out of his establishment, and told hU emi tosecttle their difaellty is the street if they had a mind to, where the police could see and hear them. As they walked out, Peter Williams remarked that it was not worth the while to fight about such a small sum of mon ey; pulled out a fifty cents bill, band. ed it to Sharp, Alfred Bell's partner, who took it and handed back the change. Alfred Bell continued the dispute, accused James of being a swindler, said he could whip him in four minutes. The lie was given, and the party went down the river bank, at the foil of Horn street, to settle the matter in a hand to hand encounter. Alfred Bell struck first and the combatants clinched. James retalia ted by striking his antagonist over the head with the barrej of his pistol, and they both came up the bank ears ing and fghting. Whilst this Qsticuff wits going on, Charles Bell, colored, Alfred's broth er, came up, jumped on a citizen's horse, galloped home; returned in an instant with a revolver in his hand; exchanged a few blows, with Peter Williams, and commened firing on the whites. Now, up to that morent, not a siigle white man had interfered nor breathed a word. Charles Bell walked up to within a few feet of two peaceable, unarmed white citizens, Mtessrs,-McD. Scarborough and Chas. A. Bullard, who were standing to gether and looking on; raised and pointed his pistol at Searborough, saying at the same time: this is the s--- of b--- who convicted me; snapped two caps at him,, and dis charged the contents of the three re maining barrels of his revolver at Scarborough and Baullard, but luckily missing'4hem. Mr.-Scarborough was a member of the Jury, who convicted Bell of the brutal crime of maiming and disfguring a colored man, Shed rick Brown, by biting off his noese, when he, Bell, was on top, and a much strager and -rtonter man than Brown. - As Bell came uip with his. ielc r; paased by the Insa ird was 8bghting with hisb broaer; truack but a few blows at Williams, and commenaced immediately his nmurdeol attack on the whites, it is evident that this ae groquarrel was butn'a excuse to In augurabAhS .aue right here in ourecty.- The whites became Just ly aroused, armedi themselves, a4 some of the citisees pursued and slew BelL May such he dil fa te of all who attempt to bring aboat sueh nsatroetaous, birrible and dam nable a visitation, 6O this, oreon any othei'aeamunity. Valeoet erety, another. coloed scoundrel who va scrdiet c n . - sd wrikath&M opparwit oaiDdCbf the dilalt,~te u ,ljthtMtdI ire and fury,. ad .,ascourging Algll Bell iad. others, against the sate; radical colored men, the two Reveli and Peter *llituise n took an ac tire part in the masle, ad when the friag commeasedatartsd down Front street, saying that he had hit one of them, sad was going down afterhbis double barrelled shot gun to kill the io 6f--s Those ars the plain an vnraiabed factLos t this air, a we pthered thes from eye-witneses; as men of honor and veracity cannot be questioned, and who took aspart in the ~Ehay. This.kind of bnusnes muist and shall bestopped. The using of the streets of our city as shooting gale rt"aaadahuei hoings wtaigsei, cannot bhe tolerted. ' :' ~owy w hat Is tl mssrerlao this diary tesainp :and appeals to the negres, of th aman Van Duq, and his dril of tihemn for nao.oher par. itaey tas, color and eaditiffolmhmust ahdha4and ra together tptevent. eI was hemr on the day pI ieoni, re mainedlever until Saturday, and Wa, seen getting out of town by a Lbck street as the stray commenced. We are not to be deceived. It was, with. out any doubt, at hs instigation that this bloody afray began between col ored men, as a pretat to continue and end s it didwwith a murderous a, Salit on the whites. He knew his rues, and bad chosen the most desperate to carry out his nefarious designs. Bit they were not backed. Like tb suenm of the white race, who are tes leading the deluded negro to his owh 4estrucetion in afairs of that k4l begot out of the way and left poor creatures to stand the brunt. Citizens of Natchitoches pariA see to it that this public enemy, whose political thermometer for son, time, has ran up to, and stands at, 212°, be arrested 'in his mad career. Be active, be vigilant, be men. 1io longer permit this lliliputian Cotitie, to endanger the peace of this con. mdnity, sad to threaten with Are and arms, the lives ofis citizens. Make it as hot for him as he has been ma. king it for you. _- ....~ Attentiop Citizens! Register! By the published notice inserted in another column, it will be seen that the Registration oSte will be opened in the parish from Monday, August 31st, until Friday, the S3d day of Oc tober, inclusive. Bear in mind that no one can vote at the cotning eleec tion, unless he Registers at one of the precincts named, and unless lie has his registration papers with him when he presents himself to east his vote. See, whensou receive them, that they are properly filled out, dated and duly si ped. You must keep your eyes andears open during this cam paign. °It is a life and death strug gle with us, this time. There must be no lukewarmness, o balkinug, no stragglers. Every one most be in line, and answer to his name when Louisiana calls on him. No ex cuse will be accepted from the mere ly unwell, the cripple, the blind, or even from tottering old age. If one cannot see, lead him; if he cannot walk, let him ride; if he will not ride, carry him; if he will not he car ried, drag him to the Registration of flee and to the polls. Vote, every honest eitiser must, who is with us. Let every one spare no time, no trou ble, no means to stir up his neigh. bors, and see that each and all do their duty in that respect. Organize your clubs in every ward. hunt up every one who is for the White Man's government in it; and when you have found him, make him a nmiber of your club. Keep a list of names in every club, and send a duplicate thereof to the Central Ex ecutive Committee here. Inquire the ages of all the whites in each ward, and write down every one who will be of age, on or before the 23d of Oc tober. If he is of age on the last named day only, let him be here, in this city, to register. We rcanot af ford to lose a sinagle vote through negligence or indiffereence. Remem ber that every vote we fail to cast, aimount to two for the enemy; one less for us, and one more for them. Let every citisa onseider that the salvation of Loalsina depends upon his energy, his efforts, his patriotism ad blsldividuat vote. If we aboruld fail to carry the eleetimon by one ote, and should find out the man of our party, who eld have cast it, and did not, we say, meet emphatically, that that maE uld deserve death. Our Asete Judg as a Blker ! a sUsrArnms 1 no0r wi me n aUAL TwAr-. C.3TnWA~asu on wasE .33s aorta Sa, Axnrosseu 133 We are iaformed that this astute 'lndividud al pge m gger Pleta a toiih of lis magsp art ;aad paid his passage, or mt shehast*hi L,,bty, as hed generally paid the vraats drawnn pon hli e Tre "s ouar IScheol boaC d, with a 4'el1 to-mwtow if youea plese? The agesat for the Ibeat called at the City Hiotel, in New IOdesua, ad enqauiring for the judge, ithe clerk of the bhotel desired to know Swhat he wanted with him, the agent strated he:wish him to py $310 he owed for pmssage down Red River. The hotel mse then inaformed the I agent that Judge Myers had "snaked" out his baggage from the hotel anad Sleft them ainus i bboard bill; and that after a searubilag hbsut, had fail ed to finad him aywhoere ia the city. So the youna als goes for thems a around. We would advise the Flebt , ansd City Hotel to get apa Mas Meet. I liag ad make the judge "fork ,ap," · asi we ca assaret them their money is )1 s eat unslems the Nghtlhtgele rem ,edy is applied. It is the duty of every wlhite man in this parish, to Register.