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THE EOFLE's VINDICATOR.
- - ~--- I ---- ----~ PELLI & AREAU.X, Publishers. The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law. TERMS, $3 per anum. VOL. I. NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA, OCTOBER 31. 1874. NO. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES. NEW ORLEANS, R4e :'River Landing, Chlelnyville Qnarantice, Alexandria, Cotile and Clontierville, Daily, at 7!A. IM. SHREVEPORT, Keachie,'Mansfield, Mar tha'ville, anud,Pleasant 11ill-Daily at 10A.;M. NACOGDOCHES, Melrose, Chirino. San Augustine, Milam, PemUetoo, Sahino town, Many and Ft. Jeanp-on Tues day Thursday and $attnrday, at 5 P. M. HOMER, Mindon, Bnckhorn, Ringgold, Counshatta and Campte-on Tiles day and Friday, at 5 Pa M. EWlNFIELD, Atlanta, Sutton and St. Maurice--on Tuesday and Friday, at9 A. M. MAILS CLOSE At 6 A. M. for New Orleans, Alexandria and Cloutierville. At 9 A. M. for Shreveport, Keacld, Mans field and Pleasant Hill. At 6 P. M. for Nacogdoches, Texas, Mel rose and San Angnutin. At 5 P. M. for Homer, La., Buckhorn, Conslatta and Campte. At 10 A. M. for Wiunflekl, &c. Office Hears-from 10 A. K. to 2 r. M. and froua 3 au to 7 .P . J. F. DKV.AGAs, Post Master. Professional Cards. W. I. JACK. D. PIEBSON. Jaool. cb Piersoli, Attorleys and Cwustlors at Law, NATCHITOCUES, LA. W ILL praetle is the Cort. of Natehltoehes. Sablne, DeSIet, t44Eltiver, Winm, lbspides, and Grant, and In the Supreme Court of the State. Claimes promptly atteadod to. JuueS-Ily. B. r. KEALYEYt. Y. d. CJ.NNIGIHAM Kearney & Cinningham, Attorwneg and Couneore at Law Olfce on St. Dentsatitee June 20-ly. Nasiitiekee. La. Wmn. M. LI. yT Attorney and Comunselor tt Law, ose corner Seead & Trndru streeta, June 20--ly ateaitoea, La. Business Cards. M. H. CARVER. R. W. TAYLOR. Varver b Taylor Wholesal and Rettl' dealers In Dry Goode, r res,, HARDWARE". ". SSHOES, HO4OTS, 'CROCKERYWARE, etc., etc. FROINT STESIT atchliteches, La. A PR A.3t and saleec sack at o4aalway OU hand, which batvig 'ea purchamed on Mhab bast eaubles au dite t istr' nduce laena tAVasbh,bnyr . Righest cauh p T hep (or e0t on and ether proanhe, and iibel a ts aes made in cash nor m~drbnndile ent aoidielmt. Jane tO-ly. , -DYhbM3 I-s. FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRt eGo S, NOtLONS, .. CLOTHING,, BOOTS, 8 h 'iidOr HAT8: VCoynef We t haout&! bhnrcI sts.. * Natohitoeha, L (WJ ..e 9 c.s, . .. ., Jei tad Genegl BOHANDISE. tuuatuc= ýts' Aa Qal., MEr:.. . Jltfiýýýý fl , p: . SS I-- aha~Ceble ar favals bilee aerat es>A Ideales .slm- tn. '1" 1 ~ ~ ' , C. A. BCLLbARD. N.H..CAMPE.Ly Bullard & Campbell, -DEALEN IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HLtRDWAR E, And General Merchandisc. Corner FRONT & LAFAYrrTE Street, Eatchitothe, La, IIGHEST cash price paid for cotton and conutry produce in cash or mlerclhndiao. June 20-tI. TWil11s IEo ne s, antersection Front, Washington k Lafayette Ste Natchitoches, La. -DEALER IN DRY GOODS, Groceries, Hardware, Crockery, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes and Notions. Speianl inducements offered to (ash purchasers. Cotton and conutry Pro dace, both at highest Cash rates. Jttei120-ly. B5seTerly Tuwols.r, Corner Front and St. Denis street; NATCHITOCIIS, La. TETAILddler in choice Family Groce ies. AL. SUGAR, COFFEEP,, WINES, SLIQUI01S, Cigars andl Tobacco, &e. W Cheaper than the Cheapest, June S Sm. . aI).ELElR IN DRY GOOD , GROCERIES, and GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Cor. FRONT and ST. DENIS Streits, '. Natchitoches, La. i June 20-ly. Ale.s. GEmar,d (Tihe People's Favorite Grocely.) EEEEPS constantly on band CHOICE FLOUR, BACON, LARD, And in fact a full line of fancy fauily p. plies. Give him a call. Satisfaction glu tl teed. June --. ý,ýt ; e, Surgen Dntist, L- : 1 . IMqI.;' " " (Corner Amale anal Seeoad Streets ) NAgtIrroCHs, LA. ALL dental operatin warrnnted, and r L formed pAith the reatest eare, sand or the latest and most approved method. March 98-Sm. O. Sha 'a*ah,, Boot and Shoe Maker IHALLENGES the world for nest s C and durability of work. Sstisfact on in At and material guaralteed Shop on St. Denis St. June ,-» :. Waslg . .. Sole agent forth rUnrillelt~,h Ceaose %igg Mt", =soneue n l, Ddn , of-reps-ingi.t6 .ittidli at b: A liberal discoaunt to pontty trde. June o01. To the People of the Par ish of Natchitoches. Thle Parish Executive Committee of the People's Party, in view of the ex traordinary 'events now transpiring, and the outrages now being perpetra ted in this parish, deem it proper to furnish the public with a candid state ment of the facts, and to give iis counsel to the voters of our party in this hour of peril and persecution. The measures resorted to by the op position to carry the approaching election, eclipse anything of the kind that has yet shocked the American mind. It is no less an outrage than the indiscriminate arrest of our prom inent and influential citizens upon ad mitted false accusations. The ob ject of their arrests is apparent to every candid mind. The proximity to the election; the avowed purpose of tihe Marshal to arrest two hundred citizens; the great display and par. ade made of Military forces; the un usual rigor with which persons are treated after arrest; the refusal of the oficer to produce the prisoners be fore one of two U. 8. Commissioners residing here, for examination, upon demand of counsel and orders ofthe Commissioners, the authority of the Commissioners not being questioned; and above all, the entire and admit ted innocence of the parties in arrest, (for all the leading Republicans here, admit that the prisoners had nao con nection or knowledge or participation in the Coushatta affair) establish be yond cavil that the sole object of these proceedings is to deprive our people of their influence and vote in the approaching election. The Deputy Marshal accompanied by a company of U. S. Cavalry arrived on Monday. During that and Tuesday succeeding, they occupied themselves by riding through the dusty streets and search ing houses. Among the latter the residence of two widows, the Mistres ses Bossier, with whom no person had resided for a year. The efforts of these two days resulted in the arrest of Mr. Jae. . . Cosgrove, Editor of the Natchitoelhee Vidicator, charged with "conspiracy and murder" In the Coushatta affair, but really for his manly and independant conduct in exposing the wicked and corrupt acts of the dominant party in this parish. On Wednesday night a raid up the riv er brought to camp Capt. L. N. Lane, Col. W. W. Breazeale, and Messrs. Lowe and lMartia, all planters, some of whom represent large interests, and not one of whom was convected in the remotest way with the. Conshatta affair. Their ,real crimes in the eyes of those that so sh4mefully persecute them, are their good standing as citizens, and their influence among the masses, especial ly with the negroes in their employ, and the consequent dread of their power on the day of the election. It would be an easy task for either of these gentlemen to establish before one of the Commissioners here, 'their entire innoceneeof thheq ges against them had they an opportunity to do so, but this opporganity is denied tlhem, nId they sre tp be held in custody until the workis finishebad-theelection over--and then taken to New Orleans to go through the farce of a trial. Other fact. are not wintisg in 4p tablshing theconspiracy., o deper ve out people of their. dearst righ ' The Deputy. Marshall hq cqjnqs amongst uas oetenasibly to egecute the process of U. 8. courts, devotes a part of one day, to an inspection of the books of registration, and to-day it is announced that he. will addres a m~eting, of his part v on the assuwes of the day. Thus9 it is seop he;pgo coeds straight.!forward to Iis.w ork not even disguiing ,ip any pluesibl9 wny his maai purposae. ccording teo js own statemeats, ,ften.;times wa petted, there i. little doubt that.on the day of the election he will hlave aorted tbe eustody of two hundred of oar citien.s who will be thus de pr"red of ctr otes. What are the people of Natchitoehes parish donap that they should thus be broken- up _sad ''dragged arouid like felonsf They did mwake "move idituay last, long' bebite any"tbh6uight '*a hid thbfetho olitiealr eailisagn, n that monvement waiject& d agailst the confinsation oC their estatem, and the extortious of the official plunderers in this parish. A parrish tax of 64 mills was illegally levied and being collected. There was no relief in the courts. The people came togethler ill mass meeting and the honest in. dignation of the whole people, black and white-republican and democrat, put a stop to the wrongs of which they complained. It was not vio lence, disorder, nor lawlessness; it was the touch of honest indignation and th8 will of wronged thousands, that produced the result. This ac tion of our people was sustained even by the Radical adminstration itself. The Auditor said "the parish taxes are illegal and appalling." Kellogg said "investigate and report, I am nat isfied there is wrong up there" and the Auditor made a writen report con demning the parochial administration. Assistant Att'y General Dibble said in an elaborate opinion "the parish taxes are illegal and there must be fraud at the bottomn of it." Orders were issued requiring the collector of taxes to restrict his col lections, to the legal rate 141 mills for any and all parochial purposes. The Supreme Court said "there had been great dereliction of duty on the part of parish officers, and that parish of ficers paid no attention to the law." These are the facts connected with the conduct of this people during the past few months and for which they are now branded as Ku-Klux, White Leaguers, &c. For this they are to be arrested, and outraged on the eve of an election and thus deprived of their only means of obtaining an hon est parochial government-the ballot, The charges have been trumped, up without the shadow of truth or even plausible pretext. Leading Republi cans here admit thadt the whole pro ceeding is for political purposes and an outrage upon all law and justice. Not only are the white people to be arrested and intimidated, but the no groes are to be forced to come out and vote by threats, and even violence. Such are some of the outrages weakly portrayed, that now, challenge our fortitude. More, no doubt,.re nain in store for you.. It is, inin all i.uma n probability the. wish and desire of the conspiritors that your will, put of despair, and smprting under the wrongs and indignities heaped upon you, resort to resistance even against the U. S. army in your midst. Such a collision wonld be heralded over the North to stay the tide now set so strongly against our unfortunate con dition. We admonish you to forbear ence and fortitude. The great Ame rican heart is right andyour sufferings and imprisonment , will call down upon the heads of .those that violate your liberties for politiceal ,purposes, the indignation of tihe honest masses of the great States of Pennsylvania andrNew York in November, and then the day of yoar deliverance will surely come. Let noman fly from tha threat uened arrests. Abate not· a single ef fort to, obtain your rights at the polls. Stand together against this lastassanlt upon puor patiiotism and manhood, as you have. hitherto stood against spoliation mand robbery, and you cannot fail of success. The rot tueess of the party in power in this State cannotalways be supported by srmies, Unity ofpurpose and unity of action are sow more imperative ithan ever before. Lot;noman fail to dhis wh'le duty in such a crisis. .t8,' By order of the P1asruEx ECUTIVE COMMITTi!., D. PIERSON. •Chairman. A . "respectaBble" Oswego wroman crqated quite a pation in the streets of that cty the other da by gsetting druku sod diving furiouly about towanin a ore hrbisebsggy. 8he had her two iittle.: cbildren with her, and one of them wa thrown out daring the escapade, but she paid no atten 1ut o'it. Brandishing a loaded re vblVer, she tliretteued death to any who sbhowed ispouitlonm to inter fore. She was .finlly secured and taken home, and the local papers charitably puppress her name. :'A poddtlbf'hride, oax hmtr frst sea voyage, writes home: "The motion of the screw steamer is like riding a gignut caiimel that has th heart dias ease and:p do ~ao misr a aingle thloo_ . ,I Mhaan.f nothing t. e4on pare with it for boredom, oualess i eoodr' honeymoon when yu ha'vre marited for thoney." The, Truth. We clip the following from the Lo. siaa Stlate RegiU±er, a staunch and fearless liepublican Journal. It truth fully says: "We read a great deal in the North ern paper about the murder of Nortlh err men in the South, and we fre quently hear the remarks that if the democrats were in office in Louisiana, a Northern man, and especially a Northern republican could not remain alive in the State. The Cousdatta murders are referred to as a very ag gravated instance of Southern hostili ties to Northern men. The flourish ing condition of Coushatta is duly referred to as evidence of Northern thrift and enterprise; The other side of this Coushatta tragedy has never been told. lied river parish, of which this town was the seat of Justice, is a new parish, created .by the Legis lature since the State was reconstruct ed. There was no object in creating this new parish, except to increase offices and give certain republicans a sort of patrimony, inhabited chiefly by colored people, that could be man aged and taxed in the interest of the office holders. The people who own the lands and pay the taxes in Red river parish, never desired the crea tion of the parish. It was done with out their consent and against their wishes,. Of course a half dozen or so of men with a parish, comparatively wealthy, under their own control, where they could assess taxes, collect and expend them as they pleased, could soon build a Court House, School houses, buy farms, erect mills and generally do a thriving business. It has been stated in the papers that the taxes in this parish were eight hundred per cent higher than in the adjoining parish of Natchitoches. This statement has never been'con tradicted to our knowledge. It was also told to the writer .by a planter of the parish that we believe reliable and whose name can be had for the asking. .The men who were mana ging matters in this waY were mur. dered. Were they killed because they were Northern men I This crea tion of new parishes for corrupt pur poses does not work well. Grant parish was created for the same pur poses as Red river. The seeds sown in corruption have in both cases brought a harvest of murder, in which several men of Northern birth were victims, but they did not die for. that reason. We imagine, if the democrats were to get into power in this' State, that considerable many Northern men would leave it very shortly, but we do not believe that any Northern man, who has been faithful as an officer, or useful and reputable as a citizen, that would be compelled or expected to leave the State. This article is not written by any ex-federal soldier;' tho has gone to the democracy, or who has any desire to see thema in office, but by one who has edited a republican pa per 'nthe'State since its reconstrue then. If he has ever failed to give the democracy and its villainies their jpst deserts, it must be attributed rather to a lack of capacity than in dination. We live here, and we are tired of seeing the people who are our neighbors, maligned and lied about by a set of newspaper scaveun gers, whose only object is to make the republican party of the North toe the chalk mark, by reciting the terri. ble treatment of men from the North by the Southern rebels. A Northern maw, who proposes to make n honest living in Louisiana without office, can live here withdout being disturbed, al though he is as radical as Ben But ler. If bhi ambition is an offei and he prostitutes that to his own gain, he is pretty imre not only to enjoy the eanes of the rebels, but of every decent Northern man in the State. T- I$3Ar. RCn c" MANw. iBenti. Franklin esid: "Many a man 'is rich withoat money. Thousands4 of men with nothing in their pockets are riclh. A man born with a good sound con ititution, s' good' stomach, •a good heartS, ood limbs, and a pretty good head-peee, is ridb. Good bones .are better thsa gold; tough muosoles bet ter than uiver;o and nerves that lash re and .carry energy to every. fane. tion are better than. houses or land. It is better than a landied estate to have the right kind of fatler or moth. or. Good breeds'i bad breeds ex ist amdng men, as really. as among anrd d horses. Edwll. op may do 4eh to check bad tendemeies or to ievelop good on;d' it is r greater tlrt lltri the t'pr portion of faeculties to start with. The man is rich wiho has a gqod.isposition, who is naturally kind, aiiet, cheer ful ad hopefu l. tc SAs she rolled up her sleeves and looked hard at a big. basket of toma toesahe remrke4: "'Tlhere's getup; pay up, bang np, go up, step up and climb up, but here goes for eatsup." A dtrygoods 'dealerla fit somn namblisb arose from his ioneh, nearly eat the bed, qailt In two with his poeket aissort and theem asked his terrilled wife if he could not show her so~neteing else. From an Officer of the U. S. Army. UN"ITED ~`ATRS TROOPS U'4ED To 'tt'hA TilI. PE I.PLE OF Lt'VIBNALS. The letter bellow, taken f~otn the New York Seu, was written to a friend by a captain in the service of of the U. S. Let any one ask the of ficers stationed here at this time if they cannot corroborate the truth of the statement therein contained. Let it be remembered that S. B. Packard, is chairman of the State Central Ex ecutive Committee of the Republican party of this State : Oct. 5, 1874.--I am more than glad that I amt not down there (Louisiana) during the present state of affairs. God help the poor people of that un fortunate State. He is the only one that can give her any aid. Congress refuses to help her and the President is trying to place the whole country in arms against her. I see by the papers that Packard, the United States Marshal and Gen. Emory, the officer in command of the Department of the Gulf, are both out in a false card, because I know of my own knowledge that my own company and I in conmmanud of it, have been order ed on duty for just such purposes. itnt, thank fortune, I had some dis cretion allowed in the matter, and instead of helping the thieving, lying rascals, whose only intention is to rob hoth the blacks and whites, I was always able to help the people of the State, I would not be happy uu til Kellogg, Packard and his crew were hung to the lamp-poste in New Orleans. The carpet-baggers have robbed the people to such an extent that it is almost next to impossible for a man to exist there. I am only one of the officers of the--Infantry, but the whole regiment from the Colo nel down, feel just as I do about the matter, and if we hear of any more cards from Emory, or any one else, about the non-use of troops for poli. tical purposes, we will all sign a card that from the time the regiment went into the State till it left it, we were used as a means to overawe the peo in behalf of Kellogg and his thieves. Killed by His Own Invention. A Franklin, Ky., paper tells us of an old colored mani who invented a wagon so arranged that, after being set in motion, it runs itself by virtue of the fact that the weight of gravita tion is thrown forward of the center motion, and consequently the machine is compelled to run. It has been the intention of the inventor to have Ihis wagon at the fair, so that its value might be tested publicklj, and the old man mounted the machine, ad justed the bands, tipped the balance. weight over the center of motion. gave the driving-wheel a shove, and started for Franklin, to mport to the Secretary of the a tion, apd have his mnahine regularl entered on the books. About one mite off there and here, unfortunately, uan accident oc curred. The machine was humming along the smooth, sandy road at about fifteen miles an hour, and the happy inventor was on deck,' feeling as prond -as Fulton 'oh board his first steamboat, when, in making the tura just near the margein of the Red Pood, the starbeard front wheel collided with a heavy-set post-oak sapling, and the reboned wee epowerfnl that the old man was thbown forward over the dashboard, and was at the sase time strack by the flange of the daiv iug-wheul, which preeipitatedl his rspeed so much that,5 when his helad struck the fence patelon thie oppo site side of the road, he was so badly smashed that his death inust have taken place immediately. Coroner Hartleld's inquest was oneertain as to whether he had-been killed by a suddenm stroke of the driving-wheel, or by a too hasty.. collision with the panel of the fence. The mbachine, after the accident, struck oat with freedom, andi paIsing the restnce of Capt. Lea, soon made its way acrose Il tite ditection bf Boissea's meadow, bat ws arrested is its progress by a large log, which titled the balance weight back of the centre of motion, and the wild wagon was standing gently at rest when overtaken by the eorouer and his party, who were fol lowing along to take care of the killed od wounded. Sincee Ue tragice death ofthe inventor, no man has dared to mount the Iery, untamed steed, but our informant assurire s us that it will beoa exhibition at the fair grounds, and we invitutheattention of inven tors and mahiaisemeo its peculntiar mechanisme. We will mst vouch for any man's ,lifo ·lso mounts it and sets it in motion in a timbered locai ty, obut it can. be nianaged: safely on the half midle track on the fair graounds, and will be put t6 bits best ped, ifanymsaa ca beo found who is competent to gnipe it. The aliversary of MIexican indi pendence was celebrated Sept. 16th with appropriate ceremonies and ie tivities. A Boston atan recently walked three mileq in twenty minutes. His mother-in-1aw was not far hlimaind, hat she had to give unp.