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GEO. E. GILLESPIE, . - Editor.
NATCHITOCHES SATUIRDAY - - - April 22, 1876. Advertising Hates. -QUAIEs, , F sqnlarl.... la 1 I |g 51.11 15 112 (20 00 .2 sysc.e u ... 7 n' 1o (1 I) oI S [0 2) lly SqllUlr',... 1 I0 13 INo I I 25 i(I 31 00 4 Nlfiarios.. 14, 11 1Pi(02211 :0 1fli 35 co 5 NinaMrls... 171)11 210 27ll 00 15 1111 40 t0 N i( 1''"". !'i 0 . 24 0il) 32 0f1 40 10 45 ()0 I RIlIares... 210 27 ,10 03 i .50 I o 70 00 (i sqlrl:le... 2600. 11 0l)) 401 01 65 00 Pl O1, II augqlare... 3)0 :01: n1l 5 (0l ) 57 10 1('5 0Ii 13 Hqur'es... 450tl ) 80 7ý r l10j0 0ool 1l on 0 iquareo... 6110 IO, s0o 011 911 011 1925 00:151) 00O Tralnient alrr rtixeents $1.51 per square of 0o linet $revier. tlrst in.ertion. Eclhl .nblse qlllnt inse'rtineu r73 cets per sgqtlre. All ehranOJes in adstverlitins nts to be cllnrgeld na if new. Transirnt advertisements must he paid for in advIan'ce. All hills with regular advertisers roen dered qualrterly. One inch of solid brevier constitutes a square. lMarriag, and ,,hitnary notices heyrond the simple, nnllonneelmnt, rIso'llltill15 or cards of thanks, clharged as adverise Inlents. Rates of lhscriptioii. One Copy one year ...................... 2.00 One Copy Rix mnollths...................... I (t (Payahle in adivalnee.) ,lS PAPER IS ON FILE WITH Where Advertiia Centmacu ean be made. W. W*. SHARP & CO., PUBLISIHERS' AGENTS, No. 25 Pa'rkRowl, Newc York, Are authorized to contract for ad vertising in our paIper. Church Notice. On the 30th of April, the secoml Sun day after Easter, a Mission by the Re demptionist Fathers, is to be opened at the Catholic Church of Natchitoches F. MARTIN, April 22-2t. Rector. Attention Citizens!! The Conservative-Democratic citizens of Ward 12, are respect fully invited to assemble at th( Court House in the city of Natche itoches, upon" Monday next, at I o'clock P. M., for the purpose ol organization. It is hoped there will be a full attendance, MANY MEMBERS OF THE PEO PLE'S PARTY. Catholic Mission by the Redemptor iQt Fathers, is to begin here on the 30th inst. See notice of Rev. F. Mar tin, Rector. The Inovers of wal ITnvnea will find them at J. J. McCooks & Bro. J. A. Dncournan, corner of Front and Church streets, is the place to buy fashionable goods. Cotton planters should get the finest seed to plant this year, it will make a difference of from fiftebn to twenty. five dollars in the price of cotton, per bale. M'T For a good square meal go to L. H. Burdick's corner Front and Touline streets. The river is slowly receding at this place, and all fears of an overflow are quieted. We know that a great many young men in this country are anxious to find vacancies, and in order to give them all a chance, we publish this notice gratis: If any one will apply at the Post Office they will hear of several vacancies. Thanks to the IIon. S. S. Cox, M. C., from New York, for favors from Washington. Also to Hon. H. G. Davis, Senator front West Virginia, for copy of his speeches in the U. S. Senate, January 13th, 18th and 24th, 1876. Mr. Emile St. Ann Prudhomme, will offer, on the 20th, next month, a choice piece of land on Red River, at PUBLIc AUCTION. The titles are good, and the land is all one could ask. See his adver tisement in another column. Why may the State of Missis sippi be considered a little out of gear ? Because she now has no 'Ames. Let the 12th Ward have a primary election for Delegates to the parish Convention. That will satisfy all. The Radical rural Press, still harps upon socialism, and because decent people will not associate with bum. mere and thieves, their howls are fearful-to small boys. When oil and water miu, there can be a reasonable hope that these fellows will enter respectable society, till then-they must continue to howl. Cotton planting has been going on quite briskly this week, throughout the parish. Those who love a fine Havana cigar, should call on J. J. McCook & Bro., Washington Street. They have all the different brands of M. Riquelmes celebrated importa tionn. What is, and What Should Be. The secret of the success of politi cal parties is not so much a secret af ter all, to those who choose to ac quire the knowledge of the causes that lead to such success. We hear it said, tand with much truth, that the Democratic party can not succeed upon investigations and exposures of the fraud and pecula tions of the Republican party alone. These may, and no doubt do, set Speople to thinking but that large o mnass of the population, that hope and look for good government, must be assured that the party exposing fraud a will do something better than the ex. of posed. In other ~t rds, all thinkers now see that this stealing and plun dering-these rings and cliques, are '' but the natural result of a party yor Sernme't, and naturally inquire before electing a new party to power, if they intend also to administer the gov a ernment in the same way as those ousted. The spitit of this govern m ent is undoubtedly good-its theo y splendid, but, unfortunately, that spirit has not emulated parties since the advent of Jackson, as President, e and the theory is not yet, after one ° hundred years, had a practical trial or been demonstrated to a practical satisfaction or solution. This Repub lic is certainly one of the people, and intended to benefit the greatest nunm her, without, however, depriving the few of life, limb or property. The cursed party rule is the bane under which we have suffered and now groan ; to make itsetlf immortal, we contend the Democracy has never had a finer opportunity. Our suc cess, therefore, as a party, depends upon how near its principles approach the great wants of the people. In other words, the work of investiga tion and exposure go far to show the pernicious .folly of party rule--the ab . solute destruction that must follow t its reign; then the Democracy must not only promise a people's govern ment upon sound constitutional prin ciples, but must nominate such a man as its presidential candidate as will c make those promises a surety. To our mind, the road to victory is eclear. We have but to enunciate sound political dogmas-declare for hlard money ; revenue tariff; honesty, intelligence and capability, the test of Sofficial preferment; and home rule e and then nominate such men as will make this paper promise mean whlat it ,.says; victory is certain. Is there brains enough among us to do these things? Certainly, yes. But we con sider it the duty of our leaders to crush down such men as would rush us off to side issues-the Blaines, and Ben Hills, should not be suffered to I deviate us as a party, from thle road to aRl; goat, WIhich once renot.od, *.il give assurance of peace and prosperi ty to our now distracted eountry. S The loss of thle control of this government by the Democracy pre. vious to our late war, was the aban Sdonment of a line of patriotic prin ciples, founded upon the thleory of Sour constitution and the spirit of Repnblican principles, for such ab stracts as slavery in the Territories, " and this divergence in thle canvass led 1 to a submerging of all other ideas, all other questions in C(ongress, and , finally, to secession, war, subjugation and reconstruction. Fromn them we have just emerged is it patriotic and wise to repeat the i sad lesson of "abstrcnetism," or shall a we cling to principles more firmly Sthan ever, thereby profiting by those Slessons taught at such fearful cost. SA people's government is what is tow Simperatively demanded-the Repub lican party cannot gire it to us; will the Democracy do it ? *** .... O Glu --- Front tho Post-office, we received, last week, a small package done up in soiled brown paper, with a dingy, dirty stump on it, and opening it, we found a copy of the Vindicator, mark. I ed on the margin in scarcely legible letters "Returned." Tlhiinking we had inadvertently mailed our paper to some recent Radical convert, we be came cnrious to see what might be his name, and looking farther we cante across it--C. Beck, Fort Jessup, was the Post-office address, and C. Beck was the man who returned our paper. He is the only one, however, who has done it. We hav just read A . H. Leonard's letter to the Shreveport Times, on the "political situation," wherein he pro poses to invent a "new party" and take charge of it himself. It is about the weakest thinig we have met with in a long time, and we predict it falls still-born, by its own inherent weak ness. The press throughout tile State should pass it over in silence, leaving it to die, as it will, without the cere mony ofbaptism. The "People" have a party, and that party claims their fealty, enlists their sympathies, and calls forth their enthusiasm, and the "People" want none other--the Dem ocratic-Conservative Party. Let every fannrmer read the ad vertisement in this papersof "'Chn tfae and Japan Peas." If one half that is claimed for these crops by the best authorities be true, they are .indeed a godsend to the South. FREE LUNCH every day at Cartel's, corner of Front and Horn Streets. Why the Radicals want the City Government. The facts connected with our City Government imbroglio, and the per sistant efforts of the Radical ring to obtain the control of it, are begin ning to be apparent to every one. It is perfectly foolish to suppose that the radicals want the offices of Mayor and City Councilmen, for legitimate purposes-that is not radical ambi tion. Some object, some material good to them, was in view from the commencement of this fight to get control of our city government. There is one reason that many as sign for their Radical efforts, and that reason has been accepted by both sides as tire gage of battle. In elections, the power of the May;or, swayed by a partizan, would plunge this city into bloodshed in an instant. Ileietofore the Conservative element has had control, and even in 1874, during the heat of that memorable political canlpaign, the wise and pa tr iotic action of the Democrats, alone saved us from a bloody riot. To many, as e have said, the political control of the city seemed to be what the radicals aimed at. A control in this way; That they might fill our streets with negro police officers, take charge of the election boxes, and by force and fraud foist upon our peo ple such rulers as the ring might de signate. But this is not the whole cause for this fight, and we might say it has but part to do with the main issue. Tris reason can be held out as a covering bulwark to what are their true intents in the premises, and it serves its purpose to that end. The City holds Boullt, Blunt, and others, as bondsmen for the default ing Tax Collector, Redmond, and the great object these people have, is to put in power such a city government as will not prosecute these claims, or in the event of the case being deter mined against them as it has been, will settle as easy as possible. All things tend to prove this to be a cor rect solution of the efforts of our radical enemies. The past acts ot Boullt' go as strong evidoence in support of this hypothesis. When the parish obtained its judgment against that delectable individual, his Police Jury, at that tinme, made just such a settlement as we now inti mate. They over-rode the decision of the Supreme Court, set its man. dates, as well as those of the people, at defiance, and relieved him totally of the payment of the Judgment of tire Court. In this City defalcation judgment, the end these fellows have in view, is the same. The intent to swindle the city is apparent, in more ways than one-the character of thie bondsmen a1s their rQd t fo'rt to. o4eoOeso a sew city government, as well as certain declamations that have leaked oaut, prove this almost. Our citizens, therefore, must guard against all these things at once in this new Sim mons radical government, and we feel assured that they will do so with proper calmness and determination, Delegates to the National Dem OCuATIC CONVENTION, TO NOMII. NATE CANDIDATES FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT. Convention to be held at St. Louis, June 27th, 1876. FOR TnlE STATE AT LARGE. Ex-Gov. Rob't. C. Wickliffe. Hon. Thlos. C. Manning. Hon. R. H. Marr. Hon. E. E. Kidd. FRoM TlE CONGREsSIONAL DISTRICTS. Ist District-Hon. Louis St. Martin, of Orleans; and Capt. John Tobin, of Orleans, as delegates; James Cons ley, and E. A. Bozonier, of Orleans, as alternates. 2nid District-Capt. J. J. Mellon, and J. McConnell, of Orleans, as del egates; and Hon. Felix P. Poche, of St. James; and J. O. Landry, of Or leans, as alternates. 3d District-Hon. F. S. Goode, of Terrebone; and Jlosephl L. Brent, of Ascension. as delegates; and Mr. John Avery, of Iberia; and Hoi. Fred. Gates, of St. Mary; as alter nates. 4th District--lhon. J. Jeffries, of Rapides; and J. C. Monecre, of Cad do; as delegates, and Gen'l. P. A. Morse, of Natchitoclhes, and Hon. J. D. Watkins, of Webster, as alter nates. 5th District-Hon. H. C. Mitchell, of Claiboane, and Maj. James B. Cockrem, of Madison, as delegates; and Mr. Napier Bartlette, of Jackson, and Hen. L. Vincent Reeves, of Ten sas, as alternates. 6th District-Hon.V. W. H. Pipes, of East Felieiana, and Mr. Henry L. Garland, of St. Landry, as delegates; and Mr. Spencer R. Thorpe, of Avoy. elles, and 'James H. Mu-se, of St. Helena, as alternates. The above named gentlemen, will go to the Convention free and un trammeled, except with the impor tance of the great trust placed in their hands, and we think the people need fear any thing going wrong with such men to represent them. "Meet me by gaslight alone," sang a Harlem swain beneath the window of bhe lady love. "Now you get out; Saian't no gas meeter," replied the geo tle ecreatre, throwing open the lat tie and sending dawn the contents of the tea-kettle on his head. Radical Reformers. As our correspondent truly says, if r there ever was a doubt, which we - very much doubt, of reform from the r Radicals of Natchitoches parish, the action of their Convention upon Sat t urday last, explodes it. There is one trucism in politics r that cannot be ganinsid, and that is, º that the out-come is but the reflex of the start. Grant, as President of the I United States, is but the representa s tive of Joyce, in the Missouri Peni tentiary-- yers and Van Dusen, Blunt and Raby, are but the ont-come of such ignorance and venality, as I assemble each year to manrk out po. litical lines for this pari.h, and the º pot boils up such scum as Kellogg, Packard, and that host that are now sitting upon the neck of Louisiana like the old man of the mointain. t We duo not claim an exemption from this rule to either party, for it works, like all good rules, both ways. Tweed, in New York, is but the pro totype of his plundering brothers in º the South. It should serve as an ex I ample-a fitting rebuke to those gen t tlemen who relllse to take upon them º selves the burdens necessary to a pa r triotic citizen of a Republic and un , less they wish to see a thousand BR;nllt's, Myers', Blunt's, Tweed's and Connely's, whlere there is bat one now, let them continne to keep aloof i from the primary organizations. When such bad government as we t have experielcced for the past ten years, continues, it can be truth r fully said, it was more their fault t than otherwise. But to recur to our subject: We I cannot find language fitting, to de nounce such hypocrisy as that acted 3 by the radicals here. There has been ) no complaint against their prolific Spromnise,--in that, we have had more r than a suffliciency. Year after year, " we hive heard the now cant expres sion, "we are pledged to reform." I The tax-payers and good citizens, . happily for themselves, want some r thing more than simple paper declara I tions, and they, coming from those º radicals we have so long tried, pos a sees but little virtue. t Acts are now demanded, but when such fellows as Blunt, Raby, Myers, and Van l)usen, are held up to its as the deciples of this new creed, I it disgusts every one. Happily we do not credit these peo. ple longer, and intend to put these reforms, not only upon paper, but in f actual force with better material, both in point of honesty, capability, , and respectability, than Blunt, Raby, º Van Dusen and Myers. I At a meeting of tihe Denocratic-Con serVattLVel Parish Clnlllral Commhniee, I from the several Wards of the Par Sish of Natchitoches, held ot the S17th inst., in the city of Natchito I ces, the following Resolutions were adopted : I Resolred, That the several Wards Stlhr'otlighout tihe parish be requested to elect delegates to a Conservative Democriatic Convention, to assemble in Natchitoches on Mondlay, May 8th, 1876, for the plurpose of perfecting the org'aniz; tion of the people of rithe parish of Natchitoches, and to take Sinto consideration, such other mat ters of political or public importance as may be suggested. and to elect r delegates to the State and District Conventions. Resoleed, That the basis of repre sentation shall be one delegate for every 50 votes east for Jno. C. Mon. cure, in the general election of 1874, and one delegate for every fraction of 50 votes east-provided, however, tloat every Ward shall be entitled to one delegate. Accordingly thle several Wards ,lshall be entitled to representation as follows: Ward 2 Delegates 3 " 3 " 2 44 4 44 4 44 5 i4 3 4 i II 4 " 7 " 2 "t 0 (( t "L 10 " 5 " 11 " 3 " 12 ', 6 D, PIERSON, Chairman. JAS . . COSGROVE, Secretary. Our neighbor of the lansfield Reporter after quoting our article in full on the Pacific Railway, says: We gladly welcome this able coadjutor and unselfish helper of our railroad enterprise. While so many are actuated by the selfish designs of little cliques and fac tions in the interest of smatll local ities, it is truly refrleshing to mneet such liberal and manly spirit as the above. We hope the I)irectory will run the road through Natchi toches, and revivitfy and infuse new life into that ancient City. It is the only sure way to break down that ring of political repro bates who have so long preyed upon the people of that section. We hope that there will be a full attendance at the meeting called for Monday next, as it is imperative that these organiza. tions should be shaped by our best citizens. Let us have an old fashioned'74 Rally, to show the enemy we are still alive. I" Get your printing done at the VNDImaTo Jhb Office. i Conliolla icalit'-d. f The Republicans of Natchito ches and Reform. Editor Vinlicator : IIad there been any hlope indulged in by the good citizens, of the party in power giving them a good honest and intelligent government, that il lusion was thoroughly dispelled by f their so-called convention on Satur 3 day last. For seven years marlked with fraud and thievery, the radicals, who the:n assenmbled, held high carnival amid ruining Natchitoches. No peculation was too base ; no robbery too hare faced for thetm-they stand indicted to-day either before the people or be fore the courts as plunderers and thieves. Ignorance, corruption and venality, without one single instance of virtue have mnarked their rule here. º They tell us that they mean to reform tfirom within. Blunt sounds tihe Gos ipelt lorn, calls to his confessional the fimithfuil they receive his blessing and absolution and go forth to preach re form and honesty. Murderers, withl hands crimson with the blood of their fellow beings tell us they are the guardians and teachers of "peace and good will." Thieves clothed in the garments of a I successful foray cry aloud from high places that they are the expounders f of honesty and honor. Bah ! it makes us sick. At the call of Bilnt and Lewis, two as vile and bloodthilsty and coward ly, withal, seoundrel.t as are out of t the tate prison, the retforml clans as senmble, and at the roll call these worShies answer to their names: Bonllt, D. H. (white) the Prince of I thievec and planterers. Myers, II. C. (white) the villainous judge and sclool fund robber. Van Dnsen, (white) the Spanish Lake cow thief and arrester of white citizens. Y Breda, (white) the dirty Ptarishr Judge peljurer and Cane river caval ry raider. And numerous senceless negroes fill in the noble body. These are the fellows who propose to run Natchitoches parish--they are It e'l men, delightfll, honest (?) men, and are the champions of Republican reform (t). The thieves organ cries, ':unload, honest men for office,' where. upon this crowd steps smerkingly to tihe front and answers, here! Was there such brazen impudence º ever before exhibited, and that too right under the very noses of a peo ple who know their character so well. And then the delegates to the State Convention. Behold the array and then tremble ye opponents of the Republican reform (I) party. .BLUNT and RABY, the negro law makerus by trace of U. S. troops for - thie white tax payers of Natchlitehes, the two leaders of the yelling faction of demons who were want under the 3grinning fool Lewis to parade our streets in military order, with pistol and shot guns threatening death to every white man that came in their way. These two negroes, the aiders, abettors and condoners of such plun derers as Boullt and Myers, such thieves as Van Dusen, such dirty dogs as Breda, go to a State Conven tion to elect delegates to another Con vention that will name a fit man for President of this Republic to govern 40 milltons of hon:est whites. MYERS and VAN DUSEN are the fit companions of these worthy (?) negroes. They are notorious. Their names can be found emblazoned on the criminal docket of this parish. Tley jledfrom justie fonr months since, and Myers still remains away fearful of arrest and trial, but his companion Van Dusen comes back to be elected with him a delegate to the State Con. reltion of Radical reformers. Such, Mr. Editor, is the start toward good government thie Republicans of Natchitoches parish make on their march to reform in this our Centen nial year, and that start satisfies every honest man of the out come. I would beg to ask the good eitiz ens of Natchitoches if they intend to submit to the rule of esuch men as these thieves represent ? And I await with painful anxiety their answer. Yours, COUNTRY. The editor of tihe Onachita Tele. .gIraph, Capt. G. W. McCranie, sees things in their proper light when lie settles down to his work, and is a power of strength in the land, during a "hot" camlpaign ; here is what he says in reference to the election of city officers, for Monroe: An important State election is ap proaching. Monroe, in North Lou isiana, should not be behind Baton Rougejn South Louisiana, in giving tone and direction to tihe State cam paign in behalf of determined oppo sition to longer Republican rule. In dividual preferences, ward lines and nationalities are not matters worthy to be regarded where victory and self preservation are the issues. Let every Democrat take for his watch word, Monroe must redeem herself, and let thie whole State have assu rance that the people of Monroe claim the front rank in time war upon Radi caI el villanies and Negro supremacy. As usual, the splendid steamer new Bart Able came to the land. ing on Tuesday Morning, Capt. Dick Sinnott in command. Thanks for a file of eity papers, from her polite officers. Our Washington Letter. Washington, DI). C. April 11, 1Q7;. TIl: NEXT I'I:EIEsi'. The, f, iends of tihe variois candi dates for the nomination at St. Louis have been active, duillng the past week, and it is almost impos.sible to avoid discussion on the subject, when ever opportunity for it occurs. Judge Davis is very Ir.uch talked of, nbut it is not evident that lie haus very great strengtl - about as much pIerhaps, a1s MI. TIhnrman. Gov. lendricks is still the strongest among Western menti. But. even amnong his most earnest admirers, and no man hats warmer friends, thlere are frequent admnissioins thait it mnay be impossible to elect a lestern uran. Whether there be truth in this, or not, it is very celtain that a tmanliity of the Sonltlhernl deleg;tets wi!l favor the maIn wholI is cerlnLin to have the grealttest strenglh In tihe last. T'rhe alibsolute necessity of carrying New York and New Jersey, as well as Connecticllt, coupled with the evident attention of the Ilephmlicans to make the big fight in those States, i;has led to the frequent mention of Iforalh) Sey mnour, ais a man upon whom the party could unite; and there was a strong unndercurreint in his favor. But his positive reflsal to be a c;nnlidate, and the fact that he will (head the New York delegation in favor of Sunnllll J., Tilden, has had the effect of adl dlingl very munlch to 'Tikeik's streligth. 'I'Tllei is certainly stlronger now than at any time Ileretofore. I gather these facts from Ilmen who are opposed to Ti'l'ilen on some questions, antid who will suplport hiiim only be cause of their conviction that the candlidate of their first choice cllnnot lie elected. Tihe Adlmint i,-ai o ira fArlarl--G'ro at at last alharmcvd %for his personal im munilJ for criminal p-roseeution. "Give a rogue rope enolghl and lie will hang hiinself." At a mioienit when every perston not utterly lost to every senise of decency and justice is tilled with horror alnd disnmiay at tilhe disclosures of Col. Whitley in retimr etce to tile "sanfe burglary case." the Washington Natiounul Republican, tile organ of thle White House Ring, at tempslls to brazen it out, anrd abulses the Deminocratic House of Rlepresen tatives, which is engaged in bringing these crimlinals to justice, for wasting tinme in useless investigations. The details of this caseare so terrible that the peinplle wiff he stow to compre hend the enormnity of tile crime at tempted. Gen. labicock, an oifcer of the Ufnited; States Army, anti thllereforo supposed to be a gentleman, the secretary 5 iellias the nimt in tiunate personal frielnd and adviser o the President, together with WIcltaild Harriungton, Assistant District Attor ney, and a lawyerof hIigh social and professiotnal standing, with others, formed a plan to send an innocent manl, Columbus Alexander, to' State prison, because he wais cuagid in opposing the swinding operatiolns of Boss Shepherd's Iting. To aceom plish this, it was determninei by Bab cock and Harrington to eniphy pro fessional burglars to break open Ihe safe of the District Attorney's office, take out certain books and papers, carry them to Alexander's house, and deliver themn to him. At that mo lietit, thIe Chief of Police, vwhio was to be in waitillng was to have arrested Alexninder. Tllell, ith brllrsiiitu. weu(r to sweacr that Alexander eniplo-yed them to cnmmit thie robbery. lar riungton would have tried him inetolre a packedl jury, anld lie would have gone to State iirison. The schlenne failed by a nlere accident. Thie bulrg lars went to Columbus Alexnolder's house at 1 A, M., instead of 10 P. x., as thiey were told to do, anti failed to wake himn; and, on going aw.ay, were themselves arrested by the Ipo lice, who do not seem to Ihave been fully informled as to thie details of tihe plot. To catry out this plan, Bab cock eillployed Co'. Whitley, who hIas now turned States evidence against his fellow conspirators. Af terwards, whnen there was some pros pect of bringing these villians.to jllst ice, thIe then Attorney General, an in famous scoundrel, know as Landanlet Williams, gave an order to disconti nue thie prosecutions. He did this in collusion with General Babcock, and, it is said, by order of Grant. Grant is fully alive, now, to the danger lie is in, himself ; and, as the tlegraliph will hiave informed you, has demntand edl to be heard before the Judiciary Commnittee of thie House, in his own vindication. His hour of action hias colne; and lie lUlist either at once de nounce, and cut loose fronl, thie vil ltins who have been his intimnates anid advisers, or fall with them. T'lie Proposed Redlieuction of Sfalaries has raised a howl..pf indignation among government employees in Waslinngton. Thie fact is tihat most of the clerks hIave Ibecome accustom ed to a style of living wholly out of keepiing withi their ipositions. A $1, 600 or $1,800 clerk, for instance, pays $900 or $1,000 per year for tihe rent of a dwelling, when his salary warrants him in paying not over $250 or $300, at most. He lives precisely as persons of means live; has tihe best thie market affords; buys the most costly furniture; gives enter tainments; and perhaps, keeps a horse and carriage. It is easy to see why a person who lives in sucel a style complains of thie inadequacy of his salary, and louIdly protest against its reduction. If these persons could once realize thie fact tlhat they are poor men, lhey would find thleir pres ent salaries quite sufficient for their support. At any rate, should they conclude to retire when their pres ent connpensation is reduced, plenty of substitutes, fully as well qualifietld, will be foind ready to take their pilaces in the Department. C. D. We received throungh thie mnail this week, a very kind and friendly letter fromn the lHon. Edw. Booth, of New Orleans, for which we hereby tender our thanks. Always open to conviction-a thief. Subscribe to the Vindicator, LaoopolI Cartel, Corner FRONT and IIORIN Streets. March 2:i-ly Lunch free every l1ay. -dealer in FRO T STI :ET, ittchioches, 19. Eloquent Appeal A DlENIN('IITION OF THIE PTI BOARD AND A RAI.Y TO TiHE PPIC . At a mass meeting of t1u citi.. of Jaksorn pat ish, Iltn. I. E. Kidd the eloquet Replresentative of tr parisha,made an exhaustive spit reviewing the action of the late eg islature, and concliIudld with the foli lowing strong appeal to the De1lo. cracy to rally for the applroaehij0 fight : lie said that there was no doalr that the failure of the General A senlbly to abolish the Rteturnig Boardll h:Iltl caud ,usd much despond througil holut the State. W hen he hQ told the people thliat this was wr0ong andi that the iehturnring Board wolli not ble in the way, he haud been a. sweered wit I the old proverb. "Whla ha:s eenll aohinel i:lr bie done again? Bitt this sa yinig, he said, referred to virtuoulls :ictionl, and not to deedilai tyrants, It was by continall acts Ot wrong and oippres.sion that. tyrant laid tine iuindlatlon ort their own des. tr'tiohn. The last Returiing Hoard went toe far: its nlral support, halsed anpl loud declaratioins of an iunfair and in. inidating election on the part of tle Conliservatives, was knocked higher than a bite by the Wheeler eemnmit. tee. Th'e terriblre satire pronounced upon it Itv the reversing decision do that conunittee had sealed its dsoom, Capt. Kidl said with emphasie: "Let no IDemorral acclpt a posiltion on tat board ; let Ihe infimy (die trith the is. /inaous." All we have to do is tog to work and honestly carry the elel. ittlon, as we can do, aittl there will noi tiars for the ultimate result. Above evrtything, we must avoid luke- warmtness and despondency; as man ever yet accomlplished any thing who began with a desponding heart, Only weak minds look upon the fa. tlre through a dark veil. When the sun goes down, still let us gaze upon the heavens where God writes ligi. and hopel inl characters of blazing diiiaondis and if clouds obseure these, remember that clouds do pame away. He said : Fellow-citizens, I hlave pecn It somewhere stated that tfar towards the Northern pole there is a spot so elevated that upon its lofty summit the sun never aits,.while all else is wrapped in gloom, etentar sumnshine plays around its towerid height. Whether or not tlis he g physical fact, yet how grand and srg. gestive is the thought f To those who dwell in the low plains of des. pair the suil of Louisiana's prosperity has already ceased to shine, bt fsr those who occupy hopes sublim and elevated, that sun still brightly glowi, and by the help of the blessed God it shall never go down. We mnst not despair. Holne, family, friends, the children who cling around us asling, may be, for bread, everything, relig ion itself, demands that in the cot. ing campaign we shall make one grand, one last and desperate strng gle to rein i the liberty we have loot -tlV Ti'berty that enables freense elsewhere in the land of Washingtee ta fivhe under the governlent of their lchoice. From this day forth, let ere ry one of us, old and young, swear by the memories of the past, by the loohd of the thirthliers, that we, to, will lit free. When we behold this high ultet-riiilatiifin tll-troigholfl tlhe Stllae wihenll we knlow oar brethren are thilas fired for the ilght; thence we gladly shout (!C.:s,, Louisianat, ce!as, to sigh. For thy rdclelliItio tlraiweth nigL AnId lwhen the battle is over; wie it has been bravely fought and lhoe. estly wonll, as it will Ibe; tlhen no e. turning lloard, thilough ibacked by hell itself, can alter ihe result.-N. 0.ik mloc.rar t. Sheriffs Sales. Caspari & Dictlich vs. Gassionlle toyer. Jules l)ucaese vs. same. a8l of Ilnd and hiorses, on 12 nmosthi bond. Satnrday, May 6th, 1876. Oscar Chopin vs. Seraphione Levai seear. A tract of land, on the 20th May, 1876; for cash. John Genoe & Co., vs. Evelha Olive. A tract of land, on 20th May, 1876; for cash. Robert W. Simimons vl . W. W . Breazeale. Sale of land on the 6th May. Marcelin Tanzin vs. K. E. Burke, Assignee of T. Laeoste, Bankrupt. Sale of House and lot on Front Street. Satlurday, MSay 6th. W. M. Levy vs. Gaston Rlque l J. E. Roque. Sale of land, May 6th. A. B, Sonapayrae vs. D. II. Bololl, Jr. Sale of lands, May 6thb. J. II. Stephens vs. Harriet P'r dhlotlnie, wite of Theo. Prndhoml, sale of Gin House and one acie land, on a credit of 12 mouthls. IlI Succession Sales. Snccessaion of Win. Joyce. Saled land, household andl kitchen furnitil, April 27th. Suceession Sale of J. J. Patte. sale of land on Spanish lake, April 29th. Succassion of Remy MceTire. Sale of land and household fornitUore, April 27th. Joseph Welst applies to be Sppoia ted administrator of the -uces5eioI of John D)egan, deceased. Marie Azelie Dasilva, applies for the adltinistration of the sUeeesion of Johln Dasilva, dec'd. Pmchback's Speech. We republish from the PiecaylSef the I lth the following extract trf Pinlchback's speech before the NYIL ville Colored Convention and free the editorial article thereon: "lBut, friends, while slavery is d beyond resurrection, our rights M citizens are not secure, and our right to vote even is not irrevocable. Th organic law, the fifteenth amendmest of the constitution of the Uuitel States, simply declares that no St ts shaill deprive any citizen of the ribt to vote on account of race eolor or previous condition. No State sh deprive any citizen on account of c0l or of this great prerogative; but they can deprive you of this great prero gative upon the ground of unfitoes They can do that, and it is well they can do it, I say I for unlkess w es@ cise thii& privilege in an intellhse mnanner to preserve our rights ra51 condition as citizens, the right ought to be curtailed. [Applause.] YOl had better clap louder on that. [LOd applause.] Whether you like it. o not, it is a fact." hiPsing that piint, Mr. Pil.c.ibaCk