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THE PEOPLE'S VINDIC ATORL
i _ ------ PELLI & ARE1AUx, Publishers. The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. TRMs, 3 per VOL. I. - NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, SEPTEMBER19,1874. ARIuVArs AND DEPARTLIREIS. NEW ORLEANS, Red River Landing, Chenwiyville Quarantico, Alexandria, Cotile and Cloutierville, Daily, at t71A. M. o SHREVEPORT, Keachie, Mansfield, Mar thavilley and Pleasant Hill-Daily at 10 A. MI NACOGDOCIIES, Melrose, Chiriuo. San Augustine, Milam, Peudleton,Sabine town, Many and Ft. Jesup--ou Tues day Thursday and Saturday, at 5 P'. t. HOMIIER, Minden, Bluckhorn, Ringgold, Coushatta and Camnpte--on Tues day and Friday, at 5 P. M. WINNFIELD, Atlanta, Sutton and St. Maurice--on Tuesday and Friday, at 9 A. M. tAILS CIOS At 6 A. M. for New Orleans- Aloxandria and Clontierviile. At 9 A. M. for Shreveport, Keachi, Mans field and Pleasant Hill. At 6 P. M. for Nacogdoches, Texas, Mel rose and Ian Augustiil. At 5 P. M. for Hmnery La., Buckhorn, Conshattat and Oampte. At 10 A. M. for Winnfield, &c. Offiee Hours--fronm 10 A. M. to 2 P. M. and from 3 P a to 7 P M. J. F. DEVIRRnAs, Post Master. SProfessional Cards. W. I. JACK. D. PIERSON. Jaoao. cb Piersozn, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, NATCHITOCHES, LA. W ILL practiee In the Courts of Nachitoches. W abine, DeSoto, RKed Rire, Winn, Rapites, and Grant, and in the Supreme Court of the State. Clainis promptly attended to. June 20-ly. It. M. KEA1RNCY. M. J. CUNNINGHAMI Kearney & Cunningham, Attorneys and Counsetors at Law Office on St. Denis Street, Jvue 20-ly. Natckitoches. La. WTn. E. Latevoy, Attorney and Co4mnselor at Law, office corner Second I Trudan streets, Jne 20 -ly Natlchitolhes, .a. Business Cards. M. II. CARVER. R. W. TAYLOR. Carver cfb Taylor Wholesale and Retail dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, IIARDWARE, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CROCKERYWARE, ete., etc. FRONT STRET, Natchitoches, La. A PRE$II and sleels stok of goods alwayns on hand, which having been purebased on a cash basis eables nos to offer extra induce. ments to sash buyrts. Highest asuh prce paid for cotton and other produce, and liberal advanees made in cash or merchandises consignment. June 20-ly. J. A. Duoournau, S -bDALR IN FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRY GOODS,, NOTIONS, CLOTHING, BOOTS, 84dES and HATS. Corner of Front & Chaurh Streets. Natchitoches, La. June 20-ig. J. C. TueCIL. ; J. T. AIIsT. Triohel ct Aire3, (Wahnalefy' Brick Building,) Washington Street,"Natohitoches, La. Wholeaale and Retail Dealerb Ia Dry Goods, Groceries, HAre, CAPS, BOOTS ' SIOES, sad General MERCHANDISE. .1 Iighest price paid for Cotton and otqr Counatry produce, in Cash or Mer= chandlee, !:.. June 20-ly. P. Veiziemanz. Washi gton Street, NAToanTocase, LA. DETAIL dealer in Fancy and Staple IL Groceries,. CHOICE FI~UR, SUGAR, COFFE, . RICE, HAMS, BACON, TOBACCO, WINES. LIQOURS. Also agent for the ' BALSAMIQUE DES PYRENEES, a F~sah tol for invalids. Superior induce mambtoed dsalemrs. JuanesO-. sm. C. A. BULLARD. N. IH.CAMIPBEtr, Bullard c& Campbell, -1EAL aa IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWVARIE, And General Merchandise. Corter FROXT & L.trAYsTrP Street, natchitoeche., La. HIGHEST cashl price paid for cotton and country produce in cash or merchandise. June 20-ly. willis 2:Holzmes, Intersection Front, Washbington & Lafayette Sta Natchitoches, La. -DEALEtR IN DRY GOODS, Groceries, IHardware, Crockery, IIats, Caps, Boots, S1hoes and Notions. Special inducenments offered to Cash purchaIsers. Cotton and country pro. ducte, both at highest Cash rates. June 20-1y. EBeverly Tuck~.r, Corner Front and St. Denis street, NATCHII'oCHiES, L:A. RETAIL dealer in choice Family Groceries SUGAR, COFFEE, .WIES, LIQUOrSa, Ctgars and Tobacco, &c. 'P Cheaper than the Cheapest, June 90mn1. A.1o. Graaria, (The People's Favorite Grocery.) r7EEEPS constantly on hand 1L CHOICE FLOUR, DACON, LARD, HAMS,. Anti in fact a full line of fancy family sup plies. Give him a call. Satisfaction guaran. teed. Jtuno 20-ly. heo. Soh'nxmanz, -DEAL111 IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, and GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Cor. FRONT and ST. DENIS Streets, Natchitoches, La. Jmoe 20-1y. a 7ra -oMa b t2 aged85 app;it; ago%~ 8.R.. A. CALVES, Surgeon Dentist, (Corner Amulet and Second. Streets,) NATcnrrocstce, LA. LL deatal operations arttanted, and per formed with the greatest eare, and after the latest and most approved method. Match g9-9m. O. shat ath, Booteand Shoe Maker. C HALLENGES the world for neatness and durability of Work. Satisfaction in fit and material guaranteed . Shop on St. Denis St. June 20-1y. . Theo. SZ &llez, Coper, Tin andSheet4ron worker. --DEALER IN Storers Tfiwaree and Hose Farilshlig GOODS, Washington St...... atc. Iota e, La. Sole agent for the Unrivalled BUCKS BRILLIANT COoo].n Stovem,. Gutters, Pipes, Metalio roofing and all kinds of repairing, done with dispatch. A liberal discount to country trade. June 20-ly. Is our Government a Failure ? [From the Naevillo UIion and Anmericahl The Cincinnati Gazette, one of the ablest Republican journals in the country, tells its readers in plaii terms, that "No people in the world have so little respect for their gov ernments as the people of the United States." Is not this a fact of much portent? Either the government, as conducted since 1861, when it was declared to be the best in the world, has been debased by insane, and pos sibly incurable changes of the Federal constitution, or Ihe people themselves are mad not to respect their self-gov ernment. The Gazette has too much sen0se not to see the mistake its party has committed by "conferring the governing power on near a million of men of a race degraded in their na tive country, and here by ages of slavery."' But in what way does the party which controls both Houses of Congress and the Administration aim to correct its obvious, and generally acknowledged errors I The Gazette thus answers the question: "Our politicians said they would know enough to vote for their own friends. Here was the party gain that is always uppermost in these strokes of State. They said, also, they were as calable of voting as a large class of the foreigners we had made voters. This was true enough, and it shows how one step degrada tion furnishes the level for another. No one thinks it worth while to stop at anything. In fact, no one thinks we have anything in the Government worth preserving, save the chances of aparty in it. At the last session. the House passed ai bill to erect New Mexico into a State, with a voice in the Senate, to neut'alize that of Ohio. Yet it has not 10,0O(H English speak lug inhabitants, and is a mixture of Mexicans, Indians and negroes, with scarcely any of the conditions of civ ilization. The House said the same with the wild Territory of Colorado. These are the doings of a people who have lost all respect for their govern ment. It is much worse in local gov ernment, for there the scalawag, the bummer, the adventurer, whose trade is to degrade, is preferred for public trusts to the best citizens. Govern mient in America is a thing of public contempt." If "GovernmIent in America is a thing of public contempt," there is an adequate cause for it, which every voter should ponder and under stand. It is false, if not calumnious, to affirm that "nearly a million vo ters" of the African race are as ca pable of voting as the European race, whether the latter have come to this country within five years or are de scendants of immigrants who came before the revolution. This radical idea of negro equality is alike false and degrading. It is incapable of ad ding either wit or wisdom to the ne gro elector, legidSator, judge, juror or governor, while it is all-powerful to bring the white man's abridged and divided right of republican govern ment into incurable contempt. Negro equality means amalgamation and the downfall of the government, to be followed by alternate anarchy and despotism. There must be more pu rity and higher intelligence in legis lation, more truth and profound re gard for right, less sham and counter feit patriotism, before our political system can recover the public esteem. Even negroes will not respect a hy brid government. "The Thieves Own." The New Orleans Republican is of late much given to throwing tihe boomerang, which, mimsing its mark, returns and cuts off its own head. We some weeks since stated that a most estimable lady of DeSoto parish, who in early life was a resident of the New England village in which Kel ioggs's youthful career began, inform. ed us that he was so incorrigible a little liar and rascal that the citizens compelled him to leave and "go West." We subsequently stated that a friend who had boon sojourning at the Hot Springs in Arkansas, there met two gentlemen from Illinois, both of whom were republicans, who said they had known Kellogg for thirty years and that he was recognized as one of "the greatest liars and thieves in the State of Illinois." The Republican attempts the sar castic in reply to the latter charge we did not notice at the time whether it made any reply to the morals of men who visit the Hot Springs might be questioned, and adding something about our having friends in the peni tentiary. It is possible that the Thieves Own forgets that the gret apostle of its party, the aoge c, immaculate and truth-telling Morton, spent several months at the Hot Springs the past summer ? As to our having friends in the pe nitentiary we are not prepared posi tively to say. Nor some wise and in smrtable purpoee the Deity permits the editor of the Republican and kind red thieves to hold a high carnival of mcrime on the outside, while a good man might, for some equally inscru table purpose, be forced to wear his life dnt within the wealls. We say ? this might be the case-we do not l,,sitive.y affirm it. There is one tlhing, however, that we do aiflirnl e without fear of contradiction, and it e is this: There are now in the Louis iana penitentiary seven hundred men I -who are less guilty of crimes against humanity avld the best interests of 1 the people of Louisiana, who, in short, II are better men, than the Republican s editor. s This stricture may not be very ar tistically or wittily applied, but its overwhelming truth covers up and is an apology for all defects of style and breach of good taste. In band ling such vermin one cannot lie as dainty as he could wish.-SISreveport V ThV ses. ---------"~------- ~ elloegg's Supertisors, f The sincerity of Kellogg's promise u to give the people of the State and f city a fair election is demonstrated by I his recent appointments of supervi V sors. Four-fifths of those selected o for this parish are oflice-holders, either under the Federal, State or I city administration. When these I men know that upon this registration 1 depends their future chances for of r flee, what can be expected of them I Will they act fairly and impartially ? s Will they discharge their duties as : honest offtticials, and do full justice to º all parties ? Those who are familiar with the * character of Republican officials in P this State, know well that they will s stop at nothing short of the accom t plishmneut of their purposes, however 8 infamous and nefarious they may be. " They will throw every impedinient in the way of the registration of the n white people, and will fi audulently issue to the negroes as many certifi cates as may be required to attain their object. They have done this I before, and they will do it again, un less prevented by the people in a 13 manner that will strike terror to their very hearts, if they have any. It is well known that only through the grossest fraud and illegal conduct can the Republicans of this State hope 3 to succeed in the next election. a Finding their inability to cope with C the white people fairly, it is their - intention to commit such barefaced C and inexcusable wrongs as will bring about violence and perhaps bloodshed, i with Ia view of thus securing the s presence of 'Federal troops. These i obtained and, they imagine an easy - victory to be within their reach. Let these hopeful office-holders not - deceive themselves, however, in this - way. As we have said before, the people are determined to have a fair s election or no election at all. If, - therefore, there be any attempt made 3 to deprive honest voters of the right I of registration and of voting, there Swill be such steps taken as will bring - about the substitution of a military - government for the bastard concern r that now pretends to exercise authori ty over Louisiana. I No one expected for a moment that - Kellogg would appoint any one as ) supervisor save the most pliant, sub B servient and unscrupulous of his un derlings. Decent men would scorn to I do the dirty work he requires of - them, and hence lie is driven to ee lect from the purlieus and dregs of - society and the lowest haunts of the ignorant and debased negroes for 1 creatures to do his bidding. . uch are tile men who hold in their - hands the political destiny of a great State like Louisiana! Willthen, thie intelligent and civilized world be surprised at or condemn the determi nation of the white people to rid them selves of such a loathsome and kil f ling oppression Are we to be cen B tured for maintaining our liberty, asserting our manhood, and purify ing our conntry of a fool element thait Sbreathes destruction on all that is goodandfair ? If so, then better abandon Louis -lana to the fetish rites of the vondo -and give the negro and the alligator undisputed sway !-N.. O. B.lletin. The difficulties attendant upon the breaking offa habit of chewing tobac I co were never more vividly described Sthan by the man who said, that, in B freeing himself from the thraldom of I the weed; he chewed seventeen pa Spers of camomile flower, five pounds V of stick licorice and slipery elm, ate Sup four crash towels, three napkins s and a dozen pocket handkerchief and then went back to tobacco. - A younngman in Indiana sues his r father for loaned money, which the I father claim was his property. The t father's connsel, in summing up the case of his client, remarked : "Twice -I has he been received with open arms; twice for him has the fatted calf been Ikilled, and now he comes back and a wants the old cow." I Why is a beautiful lady's foot like Ia romantic tale of olden times ? Be eanse it is an interesting leg-end. - To write a good love letter, yon - ought to begin without knowing what s you mean to say, and to inish with - out knowing what you have written. l "I'm not much for shtnmp spakin'," declared a candidate at Dubuque, Is., a "but for bonesty and capacity and in ' tegrity I bate the devil." Pufitanism and Civil Rights. From the Na~ 1hilhk Union and A.mnrican. The New York Tribune finds thei recent elections in Kentucky and Tennessee "not pleasant to read about." Indeed, it rather sees "a better prospect for the South in the spectacle of Packard and l'inchback quarreling over the spoils of Louisi ana, than Knoxville going wild with joy over the success of the white muan's ticket." It says no political issue materially influenced the con test. The staple arguments were the dreadful old Bourbon conandruils. "Do you wish to be buried in a nig ger graveyard I Do you wish your daughter to marry a negro? Are you going to send your boy to a nigger school T" If these questions were forced home on the Tribune dilet tanti by the presence of a large ne gro population and a pending Civil Rights bill, perhaps they would not object to be buried in negro grave yards and to send their daughters as well as sons to negro schools. The Tribune is peculiar; the Trib unle is Puritai4 The Beecher-Tilton agony of now four years' duration, and known all through to scores of' "respectable" men, with fItmilies, de velops a condition of society that we do not understand, nor care to iu derstand. The Tribune and other Puritans may be sincere in their ad vocacy of the Civil Rights bill. It may be, that, in our place, they would logically prefer to be buried in negro graveyards and send their daughters to negro schoolmasters. We do not gainsay their sincerity. We simply do-not understand them, and are cer tain that they do not understand us. The best course then is to let each of us regulate our own affairs according to our tastes. We have never sought to interfere with the domestic and so cial relations of the Puritans. We decidedly demur to their effort to inm pose their own peculiar notions on us through Congressional centralism. There is a dead fly in the ointment of the Tribune's Liberalism so long as it supports a Radical Congress in this despotism over interests held by us more sacred and dearer titan life it self But Civil Rights are only one form of this Puritanism against which the I masses North and West as well as South are arraying themselves. We have the same Tribune and the same Puritans to fight against the tariff enormities, against manufacturing and banking monopolies, against rail road exactions, against Credit Mobi lier corruptions, and against central ism in all its threatening forms. Civil Rights and social levelism are but the latest fruit of the Puritan tree. We must cut down that Upas growth, and throw it out of the National gar den, root and branch. It may flour ish as it will in its native soil, undis turbed, until Boston or Brooklyn be comes a second Salt Lake, for all we care personally, but it cannot be per mitted to blight the whole nation. CONFIDENCE.--There is nothing like confidence in either friendship or love. If people will have secrets, and will enjoy the privilege of shutting others out of their inmost hearts, they must make up their minds to forego all that tenderness which can only come through a thorough knowl edge of each other. We must, at least, believe that we read the very soul of man o5 woman, or there is a barrier between us, too large for love to climb. True, with most people it i best to be only on terms of court ely. But we all need something bet ter than this; we crave sympathy and appreciation; and we cannot win these by formal smiles and society politeness-by keeping our true selves shut away from sight, and presenting, instead, a well dressed dummy with out feelings or opinions. It ms easy to love a person who frankly owns to something of which we disapprove, or who thinks we do not, on malny subjects. But it is impossible to be tender to one who regards us with such suspicion that hlie will not allow us to guess his motives or his inten tioane, his hopes or his fears, his joys du his sorrows: who will never, under any circumstances, reveal hlimself. When we know nothing of any one, we are ready to believe anything we hear. If we hear nothing, we grow suspicious. We have no right to ex pect confidence of the multitude, but the individuals who are nearest to us wrong us if they do not show it, and, in my opinion, very bitterly. Wearing tight garters has recently killed three New York ladies. We don't know exactly where the garter is worn, but it is probably a sort of corset, and affects the lungs,. •Never be angry. with your neigh bor because his religious views differ from yours, for all the branches of a tree do not lean the same way. Why is the letter I the most fortu nate of all vovelsi Be ause it is in the midst of bliss, while E is in hell and all the other vowelsare in pur gatory. Ladies don't no whether they like smoking or not. With special favo rites they like it; with general favo rite they don't dislike it and with no favorites they detest it. Farm and Hsbi.sehold Uoluri , , IonlIlhl A 1 GN.-fMy own theory of pork raising, based upon experience. soli.ervation and probably a little htlilosophy of things, if written for tho benefit of others, would be about as follows: During the hot suomner muobths I should feed very little solid feed, such as corn in the ear or un cracked. I would keep hogs upon green feed constantly, either grass, oats or rye, and feed them at regular iitervals, once or twice per day, upon 1iN.died feed, either shorts, choped oat! or rye, ibuek~heat; etc.; feed in trodghs. When fed in this way, and at the same time allowed access to waterand shade hogs will bear crowd ing through the hot months, a very gooe time, if not the best, to take on fleslh. This puts them in the boest condition for corn feeding, which should commence about the Ist of Septillhber, when the new crop'i is still soft nind tender. Treated in this way hlog lbecome probably as pierfect is any inethod could make them. Upon the whole, too, 1 believe it the cheap est aind most e'tnhuerical.--Cor. jf, Germantown Telegraph. Cement for Glass, China and Wood. -Steep Russian isinglass twrety fouur;iohors in white brandy, gently boil and stir the mixture until it is well compounded and a drop of it, cooled, will become a thick jelly; then strain it through a linen cloth, and cork closely. A gentle heat will dissolve it. Apply to the edges, place them together, and hold them five minutes. GRAPE WI~I .-Take from one half to one peck of grapes. Put thenm in a boiler kettle, and add water, so that it will nearly covet the grapes, and bring to a boiling heat ; put into the press while hot. Should get sev en gallons of juice from one, bushel of grapes; if you do not, add water enough to make it that quantity; add three or three and a half pounds of sugar to every gallon of liquid; put into a keg leaving out the bung, and let it ferment for' about two mouths; fill it up occasionally with the same, saving some for the pur pose; let it remain in this keg until April; then draw oft, and put in a eleankeg, or bottle it.-Cultivator. How TO COOK A BEEFtr K.--Ma ny who are reputed to be good cooks have but little idea of the only true way to cook a beefsteak. That wo :ay derive botlh pleasure and nutri luent·, judicious management on the part of the cook is essential. Se lect a fat and tender sirloin; pound it well and place on a griddle over a bed of hard-wood coals; sprinkle a little salt on it and allow it to broil until the juice is seen on the upper side; then lift from the griddle so that the juice may be saved on the platter and turn it on the griddle again, for a moment only, then place on the platter, and lay on it a few thin slices of sweet butter. Serve immediately with butter, toast or fried potatoes. If the steak is cook ed hard and dry all the best qualities of it are lost; and one might as well feed upon chips. Five or six minutes is sufficient time to cook a steak, and the hotter the coals the better; un less cooked quickly with great heit it will be tough and unpalatable. SUCAn CAKE.-- pound of lbutter, * pound of sugar, 1 pound of flour, 3 eggs, and milk enough for a dough. Beat the butter and sugar together; whisk the eggs light and add them, stir in the milk and flour alternately so as to form a dough. 1Ill the dough out, cut in cakes and bake in a moderate oven. 8Sow BAL.-s.-Beat the whites of 10 eggs till very dry, then add very gradually 1 pound of pulverized su gar, and 2 or 3 drops of tihe essence of lemon. Have ready some white paper and with a spoon drop the mixture in balls upon the paper. Set thenm in a moderate oven and when tinged with brown take them out. FIN, ASD COARSs HAY.-Produ cers are sometimes puzzled to know why city buyers generally askfor coarse, well-matured hay in prefer ence to the more tender and in reality more nutritious kinds. The Live Stock Journal thus enlightens them: "City muen feed hay for a different purpose than the farmer. The far mer feeds it for its nutriment and as a principal food, while the city man regards grain as the cheapest food, and only gives sufficient hay to make bulk in the stomach and for the pur pose of health. Coarse, well-maturedl timothy serves the purpose better than the early-cat and tine grasses. They do not desire such hay as will teugpt the horses to eat 1too much of it. Btraw would answer this purpose if cut and mixed with the grain about as well. But farmers should be content with this practice of the city castomer, for it enables them to sell their poor est hay for the best price, and to re tain the best quality for home con sumption." CORWEAtL PiDDuING.-2 pints meal, I pint grated bread, I of molasses, I of brown sugar, I of sour milk. The vegetable that youung ladicr love is to-mate-oh!