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ILLprcetice tu the CIolrtst ol Natch itoehes. S abine, DeSoto. Rett River, Win, Paspide , nd Grant, and in thil Supreme (o.rt of the itate. Claims promptly attended to. April ls Jlr. Wm IV. LOevy, ATTO.VLEY AI' L. 1'. (gisa Relauled the Practice of his Prof.ession.) IiILL practice it the Parish and Dist rict IV Courts of Natchitichlt and 1eI1 River Supreme Court of Louisiana. United States Dis trict al Circutit Court ot Louisiana anl I. S. )ourt of Claims at Washington. r Oftice in the Lac ste liuihlilig (l'p Stairs.) Al NATC' I'I'OCElFS, LA. May 2t2, lb"" J H. CUNNINGHIAIM. ttornety & ounltml olr at ~r", St. Denis Street, NateCllitooloie, : : : : Al. a W ILL give pIrollmpt and persoinal at tentioll to all IISIltlessen ltrustcd tol his care Practices in the Ilistrict alnl Parish Courts in'tlh Parishes of Natchitoches, Red River, DeiSoto and Stabitne, alltl before the Supreme Court at Monlroie andl New Orleans. .lan i- 7"-ly. JOBR. B. ItOlERTS O.F, (Late of New Orleans,) ITTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW (T'O1rSIAT''A, RED RIgl'El '.IR!SII, LOf/SI.JIN .I. Will practice in Coushatta, Natchito ches, Manatiehl, Many, and in every part ofNorth.west Lnisiana. Special atten tion given to Land cases and Successions. June 9th, 1577-tf. C.Cauitj. C. F. DIIANCTr. T. P. CtuPLN RLII, IRANGUET & CHAPLIN, AttorneyJ at Laic, NATCHITOCIIES, LA. DPRACFICE in the District Conrts of . Natchitoches, Sabine, DeSoto and Red River and in the Suprenme Court of the State. March 2-ly. D./rL ' . C SCIRIIOROUGII, ATTORNEY IN FACT. W ILL practice in the District and Parish Courts of Natchitoches, Winn, Sabine and Grant. All business intrusted to his care will receive prompt attention. Office with W. H. Jack Esq., Second Street, Corner Trndeaux, Natchitoches, La. Dec. b-.ly. J M. B. TUCKER, Attorney and Counsellor (tt Latw, OVFI('E St. Denie Street, -- N- tchiloch1, La. WILL practice in the District and Par ish Courts of Natchitoches, Sabine Da8oto and Red River, and the Supreme Court of the State. All business entrusted to his care will receive prompt attention. Apr 13-ly Business Cards. J. C. Triohel, -DEALER IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARD WARE, BOOTS and SHOES, HATS, ETC. Highest cash price paid for Cotton and Country Prodnuce. WASHINGTON, ST., NATCHITOCHES, LA C. A. BULLARD. N. H. CAMPBELL Bullard & Campholl, -DgALRRS IN DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, HARDWARE, And General Merchandise. Corner FaoxT & LAPATY'rr Street, l.Natckitoches, La. ai; UII>eT eash prioe paid for cotton and SF ut produce in ecah or merchandise. t is - ly. c. tL.wAI . R. I, WIALMtLgT C. L. WALMSLEY & CO, CI" ToI PACTORS Inalltl COaNllgslOs MERCHANTS. PeIdtdA St., New Orleaun, La. Csoar Or1op1; COTTONl FACTOR ;SOUhII80N MERCHANT, N o.CARONDELET ST., I-tv New Orleans. ,,~ ZL . ,+., . : "'--:k , k .....~r l • 1 Miscellaneous. sl the most genial balSamn ever uscd by snflerers from piltl molm;iry idiseases. It is compose` of h1erbal products. which have a spceificie e(t'fet oni the throat amiti lungs; dcltaehes from the, air cells all ir rltating mneatter; tacisues it to be expecto rated, and at once cheleks the intlamnmation which produces the cueiigl. A single doso relieves the most disi rssling paroxysnm, soothes nervouaness, and enables the suf ferer to enjoy quiet, rest r t t night. Being a pleasant cordial, it tones the weik *itomi aich, and is specially recommendod for children. What others say about Tutt's Expectorant. Had Asthma Thirty Years. B Lra~oRtou, Februarv 3, iy. " Thave had Asthma taeii y years,nla rneverlound a mlxedicine that had such a haq,;.v ( hect." W. F. HOGAN, Charles St. A Child's Idea of Merit. wNEW OCHL1A.\Ns. x :uovmirI 11, 176. "Tutt's Expectorant is :tl taiia r nall in my house. My wile thinks it the best medicine in the w,,r;d, and the chillren sv it is 'river than tln:il ml s candy.'" NOAH WOODWARD, 101 N. Poydraa .,t. "Six, and all CroupVy." "I am the mnother of six childr," ; all ofthem have been croupy. \Vithout Tutt's F'ipectorant, I don't think they could have survived snme of the attack;. It is a molther's t'l e-int ." MARY STrVEN33, r,.ankfort, Ky. A Doctor's Advice. " In my practice, I .Ii ice all fan; ii is to kccpi, T t t' Expectorant, in sudden emergerrecs, for coughs, croup, diphtheria, etc." T. P. ELLIS, M.D., Newark, N. J. Bold ty all dlrtlgislt. Prier $1.00. OlJica 35 Miurray Street, New Y'orlk. "THE TREE IS KO BY ITS FRUIT." "Tutt'sPil" rc ve,,r ththeir w ih lit iri i lt." REV. I. R. SIMPSON, Louisville, Ky. "Tutt's Pi;; ei a ~ ..i~ ble«,irt of the nin. tccnth century."-REV.F. H. OSGOOD, New York. "I have used Tutt' itor torpor of the liver. They are suipr:nr to any mediicine for b:liary dis orders ever Im Id.. I. P. CARR, Attorne at Law, Augusta, Ga. " I have used Tutt's 'iTs five years in my family. They are uncnmaled t, r costivene's anid hihiiusness:' F. R. WILSON Georgetown, Texas. "I have uscd Tutt's lc cinewith great bencft." W. W. MANN, Editor Mobile Register. "We sell fifty hnos iutts Pills to five of all others."-SAYRE & CO., Cartersvillo, Ga. "Tutt's Pills have only to be tried to establish their merits. The v work like maic." W. H. BARRON. 96 Summer St., Boston. "' There is no medicinesocell ad pted to the cure of bilious diordcerm is 'i'tt's Pill-." JOS. BRUMMEL, Richmond, Virginia. AND A TIt .t 1D MORE. Bold byl dreqglstis. 5 cents a boxa. Ofife 85 l.rraU Sir'eet, New oI.rl,. TUTT'S HAIR DYE ZNDORSED. HIGH TESTIMONY. FRo,I THIE P.. l'l'("' JO(R.IdL. 'A CREAT INVENTION haq )been ilade ,y )iI R. I''T lew York, which retorra vo:?thful he.uity to the hair. That eminent Chnmii t has cueceeded in prodeinug a IHair i)re which Imitates nature to per',-c: a. Atit Iacli(lors may now rjoicr.' .'t e I$ ..:. r,I ? 8',. MutrraM y St.S \ r,: u' ' ,'"'. *,,:di by, tlld lruggistu. A Mystery Solved. The CGreatest Medical Triumph of Mlodern Times ! The MIsterions Channel of Disease Discovered, antd (' ertain C(re Proli died. The Stomach, Ltrer, andt Bowels the Centre of Disease. Pi lSOf'S PI'RGATIVIE PILLS, Tihe Great Anti-Billions Remedy and Miasmatic Dissolver. PARSON'S PURG(ATIVE PILLS Are the result of long-continted Scien tific investigation, and aro Warranted to cure all diseases origiinating in the Stonmach, Liver, and Bowels. No grip ing ipains follow the use of these Pills, unless the Bolwels are inflamed; but Re lief, Immediate Relief, may be relied upon. As a Common Family Physic PARSON'S PURGATIVE PILLS Stand unequaled before the world to-day. By varying the dose according to direc tions, Parsons' Purgative Pills effectually Purify the Blood and greatly alleviate, if not entirely cure Dyspepsia, Scrofula or King's Evil, Rose. Erysipelase or St. Authony's Fire, Ernptions, and Eraptive Diseases of the Skin, Salt Rheum. Tet ter, Ringworm, Sores, Boils, Tumors, Morbid Swellings, Ulcerations, Pimples and Blotches. EVERY BOX WARRANTED. Most Complete Satisfaction Guaranteed or No Pay. Full directions around each box. Physicians supplied by mail, post-paid, for $2 50 per thousand, in bulk, cash in advance. We will send these Pills to any reliable druggist or merchaut'to sell on commission. Agents wanted every where. I. S. JOHNSON & CO., S BAiNGOR, lAIN, lroprirl , o 4Janm 23-y .. .. A Question of Veracity. (Mindlcn Dem)ocrat) A State Senator has accused tlie editor of the liichland lieaeon of being the oily nau in his parish who favors a C'omstitu tional ('Convention, andil the lBeacon man takes it as a q estion of veracity, in his owi: language, "givinig us tha: lie direct," and ca;ilidly informed Mr. Senator that if he hadl "mnixed more with his constitul ients he would have learned that the press retlectted tlthe sel nt l ents of the people' on t his, as well as on mnost subjects of public int rests." 'Thie Beacon man is pcrfi'ctly correct The press of this State in its advocacy of the call for a Convention represented theli great nmass of )enmocratic votes who are, in our opinion, the people in the se, nce used b1y every Denmocratic .Journal. It has leer well uiilt'erstoolld by tihe peo. pl that the I)Denmocratic party would call a convention iiand give theom a new organ ic lavw, immiiediiately on its necession to power. Thtle leaders promised rieformu tfcoln tlhe stiimp and rostinms ihtlroughont thi entire length and breadth of the St ate, and every intelligeiit n11il knew thenl, aiid iis httcl.rsatintiedt now that there Ctlll hie no truei refloit' without a new or gii, c Ilaw. It is useles for Senators and lhl resentativ\i es to deny these faclts. We hlve heard themil acknowlcdge that we ought to hliave a Constitutionial Conii ei tion and were satisfied I he people want ed nie; but the cry was ithat they feared to distulrb the present State governiiient, the ltIlds might do this, that and the otlher. We don't care who says no, the people of this parish want a coivention, and Ihe DoI)EMtCIuAr is a correct exponenit of their views anid sentimenUts. The JIeaeon and Democrat assume proper and unanswerable grounds. To argue that the intelligent people of Louisiana are not as a mass in favor of a Constitutional Convention, and have not been from the begin ning, is to condemn them as idiots who know inot that which will benefit their. And to say that the press (does not represent public sentiment, is as bald an untruth as could be ilm agined. Why is it, if the Press has not spoken the public pulse, that the recalcitrant legislators are so anxious, on their return to their constituents, to "explain" iwhy they opposed the calling of a Convention ? And why is it that they, even now, admit that a Constitutional Convention is necessa ry Tilhe causes which demanded a new Constitution existed, with as ninch force and with as baleful effect, last winter as they do now. This ad mission springs only from the fact that tlheso unfaithful men now see that the Press, which they vainly at tempted to throttle, did represent popular sentiment, and a sentiment of such strength and power that they dare not longer combat it. A Senator, whose purity of purpose and ability we have never impugned or questioned, after lie had made his public "explanation," stated to a friend of this journal, that it "would be a crime to deny the demand of the people for a Constitution," "for," said lie, "I had no idea that there ex isted such an overwhelming senti ment in its favor." Thie criiie colnmmitted against thle Democratic masses caninot be atoned by criolination or recrimination, its apology lies in not defending or re peating it. EASTERN AFFAIRS. Position of Powers. The lierald prints a set of inter views from St. Petersburg bearing on the great question of ipeace or war. It appears that Germany and Italy are neutral and Austria is silent as a Sphinx. Leflo, Nigra, Sanguan and Jomini believe in the congress. Baron Hamburger says that if war is necessary Russia will tight. Lord Loftus says that England will remain what she is-the prepondera ting nation. Rounianta is bellicose. The leraht says the persons inter viewed are the most eminent nllemlbers of the diplomatic corps at St. Petere burg, with the addition of two cones picuous Russian statesmen, Jomini and Hamburger, connected with tlhe Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It stands out very clear in tlhe in terview that, so far as the treaty of San Stefanois an European question, I and not mearly an English question, there is substantial unanimity among the representatives of the continental powers. They have all the same in terest in the Europian balance of pow er that England has, except that two of them, Germany and Austria, being close neighbors of Russia, and having co*terminous borders, have strong motives for jealousy than the more distant stations of Western Europe. But Austria is perfectly willing to go into the conferance, which England rejects. It is not as an European power, but as an Indian power that England is so jealous and recalcitrant. The recent order summoning native troops from India to Malta, for the pusposes of the expected war, is a notification to Europe that Great Britain, which has heretofore ranked as a great naval rather than a small military power, intend to assert her military stregth. She has endless resources in India for recruiting soldiers and the Suez Canal has so shortened the distance that she can make them available. She has abundar t wealth to pay them and abundant ships to transport them, and it is not meant that "Empress of I India" shall be a vain title. ' It is apparent from the inteviews I that every nation of Europe, except I England, desires peace. Even Rassi I would be glad of a respite before en gaging in saoter war. Prn.es, r.- I many and Italy intend to aaslatain all stenady lcntrality if war conies, and Austria has the same in;ention, atl though lllher ower to execute it is r moriiie than doubtfull. leacontiel maiiy, therefre 4iatter himself that Ialtlhough he may find ino European allies Russia will have none. and that with onley one enemy to t contenid anginst the naval supiemacy -and Ilndian troops of Great Britaiin s will give her a preponderance of I chances. The financial prostration a of Russia and inexhaustible money reserves of the hlatter in a war of any t duration. England, fighting alone, will owe , nothing to Turkey, and will be per ,fectly free to acquire Egypt if events shall open the way. She needs Egypt to give her absolute control of the of the Suez Canal, which is i'f the Smost vital importance to her, if it is ' to be her future policy to draw troops from India as a means of mnilitary in t fluence in Europe. Sharp Words. Conger, a blatant Radical of Mich. igan, charged Mr. Goode of Virginia with want of honor in breaking his Ipair, whereupon Goode retorted on Conger "that lie was the custodian of his own honor, and if he (Conger) dlared impugn it, lie (Goode) would hold him (Conger) personally respon sible-" The following is the result of those sharp words: Mr. Halt demanded that Mr. Goode's remarks be taken down, and ruled on by the Chair, remarking that it was high time that a precedent should be established as to what was proper to be said in the debate. Mr. Harris, of Virginia, said the t first offense had come from the gen tlemlan from Michigan. Mr. Tucker demanded that Mr. Conger's remarks be also taken down, and ruled on by the Chair. Mr. McCook. Would it be in order to have a Select Committee of eleven to investigate matter ? The Speaker. The Chair thinks that such a committee could do it as well tas the Chair. The colloquy between Messrs. Conger and Goode having been written out by the official re porter, and read by the clerk, the Speaker said : The Chair decides that the offense and provocation came first fronm the gentleman from Mich igan, (triumphant applause on the Democratic side and corresponding demonstrations of dissent from the Republican side) and that you might as well expect a child not to hollow when it is struck as to expect a gen tleman not to resent an otffensive ex t pression. [Renewed expressions from the Republican side, met by hisses on the Democratic side.] Mr. Hale. Does the Chair hold that the worlds used by the gentle man from Virginia are parliamentary t I do think that the Chair should rule what might be expected, but whether the words are parliamentary. [Shouts of "Order" on the Democratic side.] The Speaker the Chair thinks that the words of the gentleman from Michigan (Conger) were not parlia mentary if they were used in an of fensive sense. A man's honor can not be called in question without al lowing him to defend his honor. Mr, Hale presisted amidst constant shouts for order on the Democratic side, to press the Speaker for a decision as to whether Mr. Goode's remarks were parliamentary, but the most direct response he got was intended to be offensive, then it was not parliamen tary. [The Democrats greeted this ruling with cbunter demonstration of disap proval. Finally, as Mr. Hale struck to.theI point, the Speaker said if lihe was dissatisfied hie might appeal.] Mr. Hale asserted that he had not heard any ruling, and the Speaker intimated that the gentleman's com prehension was at fault. Mr. Conger wanted to know whetlh er the Speaker intended to be under stoood as saying that his (Conger's) wolrds were used in an offensive sense. Thie Speaker replied that if the gentleman intended his language to be offensive it was unparliamentary. Mr. Conger. Did the Chair intend to decide that I did use them intend ing to be offensive ? The Speaker. The Chair is not to decide what he thinks. [Langhter on both sides'] Mr. Conger (sarcastically.) Per. haps that ought not to be expected. This whole colloquy proceeded amid scenes of great uproar and con fusion, but without any exhlibition of undue anger or ill-temper on either side of the House. Rather Severe. (Minden Democrat.) Morgan, o4, Carroll Conservative Uncle Da vie, we are pleased to call him, is inclined to go for the simon pure Democrats. He hlves in a part of the state where the negroes are largely in thre majority, and he has up as a blind printed at the head of his pa. per 'Conservative.' His conservatism consists in arming around a trio of dir ty black radical politicians and puff ing andlauding them and their acts. it makes us sick to hear him say that hre has been in the Democratic ranks for twenty five years. We once had great respect for his opinions, but now more a broken shattered idol. The Minden Democrat thus puts a head on those Conservative' newspa pers that defend the Legislature on every point except their own intrests: Yes it was as "Mean as Gar Broth," but it is as nothing compared with their acts towards the people to whom they had promised so much and done so little. You are an apologists for them so far, but when they touch your individualpocket, yon give 'em h-ll. That's right! That's your kind of Demoray. , 1 Items. Cirpt Joe Aiken has contracted for a tri-weekly Rlie liver mail during the Winter and a semi-weekly mail for r the balance of the year. Capt Jos Aiken reports prospects for Red river approlpriation as being very good. John -hermann proclaims his hones ty and defies the investigating Com r umittee to connect him with Hayes f fraud. The Emperor William of Germany was shot at by an assassin. lie es caped unhurt; assassin arrested. S 'The Strike riots in England have t an alarming character and intlamma e tory document have been wideley cir e colated among the operative classes s throughout the whole Kingdom. Se s rious consequences are apprehended. The Supreme Court of this State will be brought to book during the proposed "Hayes investigation." The testimony at hand relates to the ef forts of Hayes and John Sherman to rescue Anderson. It shows that when a the indictment was first found, Slier $ man communicated with so-called Democrats in New Orleans, and at tempted to bulldoze Nicholls. He re f fused to interfere, but promised, un -) der certain circumstances. to pardon d the criminals after one days service in the penitentiary. This did not suit Hayes or Sherman and their ef forts on the Supreme Court resulted in the late decision. ý The outstanding legal tender n circulation is $363,419,087,58, or t about seven dollars per capita. Less e than any civilized nation in the ° World. e We have spent $305,000,000 to keep up a navy since the war, and we have no navy to show for it. r. Genl. Queralta and Mr Heater both , produce evidance to prove that South ern negroes have been kidnapped and r sold to Cbuan sugar planters since n the war, and Mr. Hayes refuses to investigate. t American exports to Germany have II just been enlarged by the addition of n beer, which seems like sending coals e to New Castle. As to the scope of the Hayes e investigation, it may properly Sbe stated, that it will begin with an e inquiry into the action of Noyes in Florida, and John Sherman, Garfield e and Stoughton in Louisiana; proceed. g ing upon the theory that they were e guilty of transactions which would dis' qualify them for the office they hold. From this point the investigation will proceed to ascertain what were the connecting links between Hayes and a these men, with the view to establish ing that they were simply authorized agents of HIayes, in the procuration of the fraud by which the result of the election was set aside. From this the committe will pro s ceed to investigate the ipterfer r ence of Hayes and John Sherman with the processes of justica in the trial of Anderosn, and the negotia t tions that led to the rescue of Ander son by the Supreme Court of Louisi ana will be laid bare. If Hayes ap pears guilty on these counts, or im plicated in these conspiracies, lIE WILL BE IMPEACHED. This is a general outline of the pro Sgrammne. Of course subsequent de. Stails may modify it in minor particu- 1 Slars, but it will in the main be follow t ed out as above indicated. ThIe Hayes investigating Commitee is composed of 8 Democrats, as fol lowse; Porter, of New Yoak; Morrison, of Illinoise; Hunton,' of Virginia; Sturger, of Indiania; Mac Mahon, of Ohio; Blackburn, of Kentucky; Cox, of New York; and three Republicans; I viz: Butler of Massacbusets; Reed, of Maine and Hiscock of New York. An Understanding Arrived At. [Virginia (Nev.) Chronicle.] About ten o'clock this morning a tramp went into a C-street saloon and devoted ten minutes in a very zeal ous manner to the lunch-table. By the time hie had masticated about a pound of corned beef to bar-keeper stepped up and remarked : "This table is for drinkers ?" "Then, why don't you bring on your drinks? I've been here ten minutes, and haven't seen a drop of any thing. If it's a drinking table, where's the fluid t "I mean It's for the patrons of the bar," said the bar-keeper. '"Then, why ain't they here? I F'spose you mean that a man must spend money at the bar before he eats. "Exactly." "That takes me in. I took a drink here last summer and didn't eat a mouthful, and if I ain't entitled to a lunch on that drink then this system must be a failure all round." "But the place has changed hands since then," said the bar-keeper, picking up a bung starter. "Ah, indeed !" replied the urbsane Sbummer: "that fact, as your gesture would imply, raises a new and em barrassing complication in our diplo matic relations. I will therefore re cede, as it were, from my original position, and await the assembling of the Peace Congress." He had been gradually backing to the door as he spoke, and he dodged out just in time to evade the projec tile hurled at him by the indignant saloonatic. Thie Turks have at last consented to give up to Russia the fortresses of Shumia. Varna, and Batonm, con cerning which there has been so much dispute. This step is said to have I been taken on the representation of Osmau Pasha that. the army around I.Constantiuople was not suficient for its defence. If Osman is really in re ceipt of a pension of 50,000 roubles a year from Russuia, his advice cannot be worth much, exoept to his newly found friends. A FEW POLITICS. SN. O. Times. r It appears to be conceded that our summer politics, in the city at least, will be like the handle of a jug, all on one side, r the Democratic side. The war of the S roses, it is thought will be inside of that organization. Whoever can get control of the machinery of the party will be master of the situation. a Whether the governor will use his imn mense patronage actively for this purpose and whether if he does so use it, he can as easily control his party with it as the Radical governors used to control that party through the same agency, are e questions about which there is a very decided difference of opinion. IT IS CONSIDERED certain that more Democratic aspirants for office will come to the front on this home stretch than at any election for e eighteen years. All the old war horses are stretching their stiff legs and snuffing the air of the coming fray. This is the first time a Democrat has had a fair chance, and a notmination will be regar- R n ded as an election. There will be no re- ( turning board business for once, and if there is any hocus pocus it will be all in the family. There is any amount of discontent in the Democratic camp, numeous threats of n olts and splits and plenty independence e so far as talk goes. But there is a deep seated conviction among the young and d active politicians that from necessity the Democratic organization must remain in power in this State so long as there is r any dread of a return of negro rule, r which dread may last for a generation. a Looking at the future in this frame of e mind, it is most natural for them to reach the conclusion that the only hope they have for a political career is through the e instrumentality of the Democratic party. Consequently they will struggle fiercely for the control of the machine, and if de h feated, will return again and again to the charge. BUT THEY WILL HESITATE o long before bolting, for to bolt once will be to burn their bridges behind them and e become permanent enemies of the par;y, and their only hope for preferment will be on its permanent overthrow. But whoever proposes to overthrow the Dem ocratic party in this state will have to offer something better in its stead and s here is the. difficulty. The Republican u party of the north is not likely to abdi n cate, and any party here in opposition to u the Democracy must inevitably ally itself with Republicanism in 1880. How this e can be done without using the material ' and incurring the odium of defunct Lou isiana Radicalism is not plain. l There are rumors that an earnest attempt with northern money and speak ers will be made, not to carry the State for the Republicans, but to carry the fifth and third Congressional districts, which contain large negro majorities, with a view to eking out a republican majority in the next Congress. The idea is said to be this: The Republican orators will come down here with brass bands, whis key and flags, and enthuse the colored Seoops in these districts as they never were aroused before. THEY WILL SAY THAT they have come to put the Democratic claim that there was no intimidation of ( negroes to a genuine test. They will ( make violent Radical speeches and whoop around in an offensive way on the as-. sumption that they are "in a free coun try." If this is tolerated they calculate to Sbring out the colored vote and carry two districts in this State and several other districts in other States and thus the I Shouse will be secured. If it is not tolerated, they will wave the bloody shirt all over the north in frantic Sstyle, and gain more there than they will f lose here by the operation. Thus, they I say, they will win in either eveut, and Sthe Democrats can take which ever horn of the dilemma they choose. In connec- I tion with this idea there is some talk of the revival of the New Orleans Repub lican on a cheap scale. Quite Lively. The following quite lively discussion took place before a meeting of BAptist ministers in New York : SDr. Tenbroeck drew out a lively dis cussion in a meeting of the Baptist min isters, by reading an essay on the Roman Catholic Church. He held that the Church of Rome would be influenced not through any principles of the Church it Sself but through the light dawning upon the hearts of the people and the Roman Catholic idea of imperialism, not repub licanism in religious affairs. Brother Hiedden astonished the assem blage by saying: "I don't believe true I reform begins with Baptists and ends Swith them." He found much good in e the Roman Catholic Church. Brother Holmes vehemently exclaimed: "I long ago stopped talking against Ro man Catholics. I don't condemn them. They have a great deal of God's truths in them and with them." SBrother Taylor thought the true Chris tian Church had stood out against Rome ever since the days of the apostles, and the Roman Catholic, instead of being the mother church, was an offshoot from the true Christians. Brother Sampson said the Pope wa losing control of the Church, and is bee ing regarded as merely the moral head of the institution. A voice- "Pope Pius was a grand old - hero; I admire him." I Brother Rhodes said there must be a f reformed Catholic Church, like the re formed Episcopal SBrother Fox made an earnest appeal I in behalf of what he termed the good people who embraced the Roman Catho lic faith. He had known prieste and members of the Roman Catholic Charch who werejustas good and did just as much for the cause of Christianity as i any Protestant clergyman had ever done f Catholics were noted for going about do Sing good. Their charitable works were 1 proverbial. Brother Reed read a quotation from the seventeenth chapter of Revelations, which he thought plainly foretold the I downfall of the Roman Catholic Church. rA voice: "A Catholic said in a Sun - day school the other daT that all Protes aI tants would go to bell.' t Another voice: "Some of us Baptists y all Catholica will be damned." S--Brotheranabor thought it not ma prising that the Irish I'atlh,li ' h1:1tvI Protestants, as English l'rut.t.ul:v t jhadl terribly oppressed Romlana (';atatlic, in Ireland. THE STATE AP1'ORTION I iN'i'. ROOMS STATE CI:NTRIAL '''( ',t iiI '-i:, Demnocratic-Conscr ;al i\,' ',rtV. New (,rh'a n las 41 I `. I At a meeting of the. State 'entral Committee of the l1meocratl'-'-on servative party, held in New i lIt'h:lu., on the first May, 1575, the fhllo\\ing reso utions were adopted: Resolv'ed, That tile ctrlivention of tihe DemocratiC-Conservatlve 1a, ItY of Louisiana be held on the irst M1\,n day of August, 1875. R:esolhed, Tlhat a con ventioll of thi Democratic- Conservatlive partyv ofI Louisiana be held at Baton Itong, for tihe purpose of niontini i ig a cand i date for State Treasurer ainl n',inll,'rs of Congress for the v;ai iols colghis sion. I districts of this State. RIesolred, That the appolintment of representation in said conVi\'cati shall be one delagate fo e .ch two, hundred votes cast for the I)c, ',rn'et fic Conservative candidatle 'for ;ov lernor in 1876, anld (' clh I'ract c l4;n number less than 200 ar'd exce'eding 1 100 shall be entitled to one delega:te. f Resolved, That inasmluch as tin ,., Staim parishes dissensions existedl dta ring the last campaignI , whe're'by, ou posing factions nominated double sets of officers which resuilled in tihu t loss of several members otf the Leg islature ; and inasmuch as these (is dsensiona if coutinued will ser;ously jeopord the Demoaratic prosln'cts ill f certain localities, that thle piesilcnt I of tihe State Central C,,nnmittee hbe and he is hereby attthorized to call a convention and nmake all neccessary arrangement to tihe holding of theI I prmaries in any parish, (I ward of the city of New Orleans in which tin, e antagonistic factions refuse to unite in a convention, within forty days of the holding of the State conventioin. SResolved, That the State (eitr'al SCommittee recommends the adoption of a rule by the convention that the number of delegates on the llooir, re t presenting each parishi and ward of the city, shall not exceed the number of votes to which such parishes or wards are entitled. In accordance with the first and Ssecond resolutions, a State convent.ion of the Democratic-Conservative par ) ty is hereby called to meet at Batonll Rouge on the FIRST MONDAY (flth) I OF AUGUST. In accordance with the third reso lotion the several parishes and walrds of the eity of New Orleans shall be entitled to the following representa tion, to wit: PARIBHES. Ascention 6 Madisin IAssumption 8 Morehouseo Avoyelles 7 Natchitehes 'I Baton Rouge East It Oaehita 9 v "e West 2 Plaquemine 4 Bienville 5 Poiute Conlpe , Bossier 4 Rapides S Caddo 9Red River 2 Calcasieu 7 Richland 7 Caldwell 3 Sabine Cameron 1 St. Bernard 2 Carroll East } St. Charles Carroll West 3 St. Helena : Catahonla 5 St John Baptist 4 Claiborne 8 St. James 5 Concordia 2 St. Landlry 1t DeSoto 7 St. Martin Felicina, East 9St. Mary :t Feliciana, West St. Tanuttanny '3 Franklin 4 Tensas 2 Grant 3 Terrebonne 7 Iberia 6 Tangipahioa .5 Iberville 5 Union .Jackson 3 Vermillion 5 Jefferson Vernon Lafourche 10 Washington 3 Lafayette Webster, .I Lincoln 5 Wina 3 Livingston 4 ORLEANS. First Ward 10I Tenthi Ward 12 Second Ward 12 Eleventh Ward it Third Ward 14 Twelfth Ward ., Fourth Ward 7 Thirteenth Ward 3 Fifth Ward 10 Fourteenth Ward 'I Sixth Ward 7 Fifteenth. Wardl Seventh Ward 9 Sirtenth War'd 1 Eight Ward 7 ISeventeenth Wardl '2 Ninth Ward It) All Democratic Conservative Ia pers throughout the State are reIlqCest ed to publish the above. I W. PATTON, Chairman Democratie-Conservative State Central Committee. Pithey Points. (Riohland Beacon) Those wLo have placed themselves in antagonism with the press of this State, and then attempt to extricate themselves from the d;fliculty by ridi cule and assumed indifferenc, are only acting the part of the timid boy, who whistles while passing a grave · yard to keep his courage up. The politicians of Louisiana are terrably chagrined at the unanimity ofl e the press in mantaining its degnmity I and independence in advocating the B cause of the people, and are atteump l ng to raise the false alarm that the press is dividing the party. The press is not dividing the party, but it is as f sisting the people to find new leaders. Perfectly True. (Shreveport Times.) Senators Lamar and Hill aret no doubt .1great men-very great ien ; but they d have an unfortunate habit of regarding unfavorably almost every measure that d other senators and people regard as pe ' culiarly of interest to the South. A fresh evidence of this is furnished ii their v'ote on the appropriation bill in regard to thii c mail line between New Orleains atn e South America. No doubt but the ge,, tlemen are conscientious-very conscitu iitious; but it occurs to us that this c)ln ' scientiousness is much better adapted to a more Northern latitude. Each might leave his state for his state's good, seek at more congenial location in New Euglaud, and permit Mississippi and Georgia to, s select senators with consciences mnore warmed by a southern sun than their's smem to have been.