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Tnei tion eatia final ALEXANDRIA, VA. the Saturday, March 8, 1873. is fl - diet T. G. (G.OTIPTON, Editor and Co- forn Proprietor. that W'. (. HOWARD .....Publisher. and OrFFICE: toJ C '.PE COR¶NER OF SECCN, NDO MUP,,Y and STREEIs. Rep VOL. 41.1 .(NO.47. exp gret OFFICIAL JOURNAL writ of 4 OF THE well State and Pari~e', sou ALSO, gp OFFICL4L JOURNAL fros OF THE S'i::ýI1E< OF GRANT AND VERNON titicAL : the 'I':: GAZETTE is published Weekly Par :,t Three Dollars per annum; $20n mai ir six moniths. 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Tlhis arrangement was made nith the former proprietor, by written to contract, therefore no receipt- is bl goodl signed by any one else. tic Ssty The Very Latest. to W AsIrMnro:'. Mamch 4.-The House Judiciary Committee have P1 submitted no report in reference to y* .lndge Durell. This fact added to it, the impression fast gaining ground fo that the judge acted within the an thority oanferred by law, and if f there is anyS fault, it is in the law di .,idf. It is also uniwdrstood that the la President and Cabinet are a u:nit in e sustaining the oerees of the court. The non.-ac'ion of Congees, after thle President's emphatic message so i clr:rlly iadieatihg that he should at e.ust:in the Kielogg governmen., i b tlardtled and accepted as a signifi- h cant iindorsement of that govern TlE LOUIIIANA (CENTRAL RAIL til I:oAn.--In another part of our pa- it per, the fact ot a charter hating tl been obtained, to build the abo\e t road is reeoned, and we have the in assurance, from reliable sources p: hlere, that it will be completed in i twelve months trom this date, and to that the braanch or stem, from the al main line to this place,occupying si the : rade of Smith's old road to tt Leeo:upte, on Bayeo Baeuf, will be ft re ad~ y -fall, or in time to bring in pl I on that section next yeua crop of mc sugar, lolasesl and cotton. There oh i. in our opinion no doubt of what t* we have stated coming to pass. The oi individtmrn at the head of the enter- p piize, are reliable business men and tI have the necessary capital at their b command, to complete bhe :oad. ti They have already expended a large e trum for preliminary expences, "lhich tbig .T not going to lose, c and there are t or ten thonusand ( cross ties now on the line, in this i 1arish alone. I:,avLry short time c no may coodeatly expeotto see a ntIumbcrs of the euployee of the rond, tht~raging the str~eta of out towin, which will be benefted ac- 1 ,,, rely. ii AT LAST. By mail yestesday morning, we di received New Orleans papers of rnesday, March the 4th, luangera tion day, and have at last the great oatisfaction, of announcing that the inal result of the contest between the Republican and Fusion parties, is finally settled, as we all along pre dicted it would be, in favor ot the former, as Congress had not up to foi that date intertered in the matter, ed and President Grant had reiterated el to Judge Durell, Marshal Packard of and other prominent New Orleans at Republicans, the determination he th expressed in his message to Con- ' gress. We have not space left to write a lengthy leader expressive de of our views on the subject, as is mi well known we should for some rea- re, sons prefered a new election, and we i:&e glad to find, as will be seen, nr from one ;f the extracts which we give, that there is ai !rospect yet of ta some coipromise which maS satisfy te the reasonable portion of tif Fus:'Iu ce Party. Of course Kellogg will re- is main Governor, but we have every M reason to believe, as well as to hope Lt that he will govern in no dictatorial purely partisan, or illiberal manner, m but will as far as possible consult in the wishes of the people, and their no own character and qualifications as to his appointees for office. The extracts we give in the next column, below the telegraphic news, ar will convince all impartial readers, h, that we have not come to any hasty, at lame or impotent conclusion, in say. ing that Louisiana will be for the di next, as she has been for the last ac four years, a Republican State, and nt under a Republican government, ti only more so. N. B.-Since writing the above, we have seen the Picayuse of the 4th which says in its own elegant lan guage, that compromise is a fizzle, which means that the Fusionist' will not accept a fair compromise and will tan get no other. 10 5 The Tide Turning. C When we as editor only, took " charge of the Gazette, its subscrip- n tioc. list in this parish numbered e several hundred, composed almost ° entirely of names belonging to the Democratic, Opposition, or subse. C quently Fusion Party. All of these t gentlemen found it convenient to t take a paper which though abomia- t ble and despisable in their estima 1 tion on account of its politics, was still the Official Journal, and con tained useful information, but very very few found it convenient to pay for it, and after taking it out Of the I Post Office, some of them over two years; when called upon to pay for it, replied, they never subscribed 1 for the d-d radical sheet, and re- I f fused to do so. Now it is a well un derstood and recognised newspaper law, that when a person takes and I Scontinues to take a newspaper from 1 a Post Office, or any other place of ,deposite, he is bound to pay for it, and consequently, as weeoald prove by the evidence of the Post Master hereathat the individuals we refer had laid themselves liable for- the tmonnt ad subscription lduring the time they took the paper, and then it could have been recovered from them by legal means. Not caring to take that resort our predecessor in the business department of the paper d'ropped these delinquent subscribers, and when we succeeded to it, we found it of course consider ably reduced, and we have never out side of the Republican party, used the slightest exertion to increase it, Sfor we should scorn to ask the sup Sport of any one who would pre f scribe and revile a man on aocount a of his political opinion honestly en t tertained as the majority of those m opposed to Republicanism in this parish do on all occasions. But I though we have not asked it, we are r beginning to receive some por I. tion of the reward, which we think e every independent and fairly ably I, conducted journal deserves from the , community, in which it is published. d Our meagre sabeleription list having Is increased one-fourth in the last tea e days, during which strawm sare howne e howl the a-ad fi going to blow. it The Texas penitentiary is get "- ting convi-ts at the rat., ot nearly a BY TELEGRAPH. sJUDGE DURELL AND THE Rep PRESIDENT. and 1 - :)- locali t NO CHANGE IN LOUISIANA Crest POLICY. liter (:)- tre _Orll.y ll a1 rLq ation T< ....(:).... whic Washington, March 3, 1873. class e The Vice P'resident has laid be, Rep, D fore the Senate a dispatch address- stree ed to him from John McEnery claiming to hbeovernor of the State or tv of Louisiana, announcing the elec- Ai L tion of Willian L. McMillen as Sen- corn' s ator from Louisiana, and saying their e that his credentials have been for warded. Mr. West said that while he would.; not I not object to the receipt of the cre- they e deniials if regularly presented, he the s must ol!ject to the receipt of this ir- alwa . regular notificition. e Mr. Edwards said it was in the do a nature of a petition, and might he boas ' received as such. take SMr. Trumbull said he did not at- sult, f tach much importance to the mat- diffe y ter. but thought it ought to be re ceived. in o0 IMr. Morton said that the dispatch in a is merely an announcement that Mr. may SMceMillen has been elected by a mob cans e Legislature. Said he: d i "I do not think the information is g important. If it was so regarded it M r' might have been sent to the Eve- .m It ig .Star, but certainly it has no busi- fa ir ness here." - dtt S Mr. Sherman moved to lay the pens communicatiou on the table, which a was -i reed to. t Judge Durell, Marsrhall Packard, has B, and Messrs. Billings and Yorton last s, had an interview with the President tows and the Attorney General to-day. at n SNothing is communicated by these gentlemen beyond that the Prali e dent expressed a determination to his I st adhere to the policy indicated in his wor ,d message unless Congress takes ao- hat tion in the matter. is c, The Exchange Saloon. and e- sine then We spoke some time since of no- fear n- ticing the great improvemen ts and to t repairs, which Dr. Fish has made in nuf the Exchange Hotel during the past year, and we shall now say a word Get or two relative to t.he most notices the ble one, as far as outsiders are con- son cerned, which is the conversion of son the lower part of the ice depot from k which the Hotel took its former ip- name, into one of the largest, light- lea ed est, airiest, loftiest and altogether Orl Est most elegant Refreshment a:nd l il he liard Saloons in the State out of the m se- city of New Orleans. For some e month or two back this spac ous es p to tablishment has been under the con- g ia. trol and ownership, of o ar well ya ia known and popular young .towns- wil ,as man, J. Comnpton French, Fsq., who on] ºn- has spared nothing whicl k money tor Scy colid buy or taste suggest to make Ca ay i unexcelled in its line and %corthy of tru he the liberal patronage, wh ich not- cot wo withstanding the hard tim.es, it is t for daily receiving. Two splenldid bil ET wd liard tables, from the cel'ebrated t re. manufactory of Phelan & Collanl un. der, New York, are always ready pa per for the amusement of the lovers of li Lld that fishionalAe game, and the room om is hung round with pictures and en- a of gravings, which not only attract the thu it, attoution of new comers, but will rii ve bear a second or third inspection, ter and to crown all, and what is of fer more importance, not only to the to the taste, but also to the health of those the who patronize the bar, it is stocked TI ien with every variety of liquo rs, each fo em guaranteed to be genuine : mad nna- in iug dolterated, and of the best of its sor kind, and all served on t with the prompt and polite attendal ce. As th ent we have before remarked', while H led the encouragement of such places, b: ler- may be denounced by strict moral- T jnt- iats, they will exiet, and thbse which t sed are best conducted will in teet with b Sit, the most suecess.h -hi Lup- sl Wre- ' We have been luind, d a com unt plimentary card, from the passen- a1 en- gers to the officers of a boat running n ose in the lower Red River tiade, with i this a request that we would publish it. ButWe do not know that our doing so are would benefit the boat atd officers p in question, to whom we are undler i no sort of obligations at all, but bly if it dlid it woald in the sa medegree 9 the injure anothest boat and officers, to s bed. whomtI we are idebtid for repeated i ring and acceptable courtesies, and be a ten sides the card refered to, is signed zz byy nly one permaient citizen of a Rapider, the mpst of our people coming from the oity at the time, prefering as it is-s like we do i ogre s e.rs-a, Old arnd tried friends, t t it The articles we copy from our The polieeal mnanast Ats NewrrOes Republican, headed OOLTSH BOAST and TIE ToCsI OF WAR, suit otiW localities in the State beside ta Crescent City, as say one who has listened to the heetorings and lpo- abei tire predictious at the utter d tion of Republicanftrs hi Loaiha t!cu which have been the theme of that class of politicians painted by ther Republican, in our coffee houses and cili street gatherings for the last month It or two. pubs As far as they themselves are con- cert -crned, or in fact as far as any effect nor their threats and denunciations will itiv4 have upon the final result, it does to ti . not matter a great deal how much him they fume and fret, but considering n the odds they have in their favor, last always ready to back them, we Gra do not think it shows much of the d boasted chivalry of the South, to ps take every oppotunity to try to in- tors suit, and outrage any one "ho may and differ, however honestly from themn Suei in opinion, and who besides being conf j in a helpless minority in his clas, pa niat be also unable from other witl causes to resent or avenge an in- D)o dignity offered him. de1 MYSTERIOUS OCCURRENCE.--His UP the family and friends have been in a fair di'Jtressing sta:te of anxiety and sus- the pease, 1-,garding the fate of Mr. J. pro ' M. Stafford, of Bayou Bceuf, who sel has mysteriously disappeared since in Slast Saturday night. He was in IetV t town on that day, and seen late as c at night within a mile of hii~ r"si- of e dence, but did not return home, antc Fu o his horse was found in the road next is morning. Upon further search his con hat. was found near the bayou, which met is very deep in that neighborhood. ate and as nothing has been seen of him aet since notwithstanding the most dili- phy gent and uneremitting search,- it is aIll o- feared that he unaccountably got in. nat to the bayou and was drowned. The Ing in unfortunate gentleman was'a broth- the er of the distinguished Conftederate em d General, L. A. Stafford, who fell at lea a the battle of the Wilderness, and a de o- son-in-law of ex-Governor J. Madi- of son Wells. api e M We are again under our weekly obligations to the courteous ha' i clerks of the B. L. Hodge, for New t it Orleans papers in advance of the the mail. The Hodge got here on Mon- col ne day, left on Wednesday, and is ex- mi pected back on Monday again. he: n- The following notice from the Ot ell Xatdiitoches Times of last Saturday, o is- will prove that Rapides is not the ho only porish, or ourself the only edi- mi Bey tor, who appreciates our old friend, ini ee Captain John and his boat at their ow of true value, and speaks of them ac TI ot- cordingly : pa is CAPT. JNo. HEINN AND HIS PACK. te il ETS.- itwitwthttanding the some- so d what lausibly organized opposition a¬ to Capt. H., and his line of packets, ci' nhe seems to be far ahead with the e. .dy patronage of the Grand Ecoxe andl If of New Orleans trads. Aecommodat. ti o ing to a fault, and carrying freight as cheap as any other line, with.the in aen-l lditioual privilege of having the ni he finetit, best and swiftest boat in the t rill river, we solicit and prediet for him k a continuance of those tlavors which hi on, he has always been known to have rJ Sso well and so generously reciproca- G the ted. it _ _e ti A NEW ORLEANS IIVORCE-- el red The St. Louis Demoorate repoait the t, ach following among the divorce cases i. na- in the courts there: its Mrs. Marie Reese, a tomely,in- g itl teiligent woman of about thirty,and belonging to an excellent tamily in As the Boath, was marrited in 1869 to ble William H. Reese, aged sixty, a es, bankrupt merchant of New Orleans. 8 al- They came to this eity but he failed to obtain emnployment, and in ESp- t ich tember, 1871, belett her and went i rith back to N8ew Orleans to live with ' his children. He wroteto hebor, telling a her he would not return, and that t she must look out fohr her self. She Om- obtaiued asituation as kone-keeper sen- at Barnm's Hotel, and Mr. B~rw- i ting nem testified that she tis the best Rith housekeeper he ever had, except h it Mrs. Barnum. Her wepotation was excellenut, ea&be knew ofher buemily * in the South, who were Arst cla ems people. Decree granfdl. ler - but I~U.Ula ClnTiAL RAILW I OOMPAN.-The Louisiana Central -I gree IRailway Company bill Jomr the coo: i 5, to struction of a rdilroad frAn Vernil ated ionvlle to Shraseport witieut State b aid, pased the enatea yeeterdny without amen mentsas ltean fromi the Hease, n owf goeeto the Gor( a ofmorn his iapp.roal - 'ople This will iThum the speedy cen m structlon of a railroad betweexztLt d two points named, .and pmutew . r leans in direct railroad eommumona ItO tion with Sbrrlbiort. -. QORe,. TheDlecisiou and the tesuul. i FRO We give below the concluding thn ot an able article from the ishes lji;Qrleans Republican, uider the succ( abdte beading, relative to the result imovi ofthe Senatorial Comtnittee upot ized laeieua affairs, and call:the par-" l ticular attention of our unprejudiced tirat resde!s to its conservative and con- slont ciliatory tone. swLar 1111101 It is to be presumed that the Re- clena publican reflects at any rate, to a our certain extent the views of Gover- prolr nor Kellogg, and if so, no more pos- dent itive contradiction- could be given il a to the reports creculated, regarding natic him by his political opponent. ly d ally, We look upon this result as the doin last effort of the "anything to beat toucn Grant" party' which at last settled grea down into an insidious attempt to subvert the national Republican Cc party. Most of the retiring Sena prac tors were enlisted in the movement, actic and a few, such as Carl Schurz and cus. Sumner, remain. But as they have end, failed to receive the support of their iblc constituents, they are permitted to the I pass away from the popular sight perfi with Henderson, Trumbull, Ross, men Doolittle, Norton, and the rest, who dow departed from the faith they held TI when they were elected. The effect to t upon this State of this refosal of )en the Senate to interfere in State af poin fairs, in a matter Clearly without that the jurisdiction of Congress, will tion prove salutary,-provided wise coun- Sent sels prevail here. It should not be that regarded by our own party so much seat in the light of an approval of the inte acts of Republican politicians here rem as an expression of condemnation patl of the crooked policy by which our new Fusion opponents sought to get logy control of the State. It can not be vide coc'sidered in the highest degree star complimentary to our State govern- Sen meut, that the United States Sen- won ate reluctantly permits it t) exist, T and that the President has a duty sett yet to perform in aiding it with the legi physical force of the nation. An volt ally, whether powerful or, weak. Kl naturally dtmnands a voice in shap- Use4 ing the policy of the alliance, and thei the Presitdent will, in ai; probabili- day ty, insist upon exerting the iuflo- fet ence attaching to his position. This neg leaves us in a position of depen dence upon the federal government, E which even the old fashionen friends the of centralization would never have tive approved. . thy The Republicans of Louisiana ade 1 have, therefore, an important duty holl to perform. They most look for old strength and support elsewhere aro than in Washington. They must 3nd command the confidence of the fair- pre minded amocg those who have re-s heretofore been elawsed with the op- the position-the Fusionists so called. not Our laws ought to be administered spi for the good of all the people. not HI for the interest of the Republican bo( party exclusively. We are much mu mistaken if the people do not find in Governor Kellogg a ruler who I will exert the functions of his high sir office for the protection of all alike. ele Though the first choice of but one tiv party, be will never ignore the exis- on :. tence of the other, nor bold it a per ;- sonal offense that any citizen voted a against him. On the contrary, every c, citizen of Louisiana has a right to i e expect, and we are assured will kim Sfind, in our e ecueive once no poli- .( t. tics in the discharge of public duty. It But while h11 are thus cordially e invited to bow to tie decision of the a e nation ic acknowledging the ma e thority of existing powers, be it th known that there il strength enough a h in the State to plunish the refracto. tb e ry and rebellios.aa It is the duty of ye a- Governor Kellogg, whether he likes at it or not, to enforce to laws; it is the duty of President Grautwheth - er agreeable to his feelings or nt, ie to sutain him And the President es is n6t a man to evade a dnety be cause it happens to be a little disa n- greeable. to A Frencehmasi who knew very lit+ a tle of our language, unfortunately ' g. got into a dilculty with a country- ' j man, and fight he must, and that, p too, rough and tumble. But before e ut he went at it,s he wanted to know tb what he should cry if ibe tound him-. Sself whipped. After being informed to at that whe~ ftt f4n~t all be would I he iave tO do would be toery "cnough," o r at it they went; lbut poor Monsieur a e. in hin difeultie, fbrgi~ the word, a a. cund Iadipg hi. eyeS lkely to be re- p pt moved from their aoc.k6it, he began t as t9o(y out, but insteadofi aying ily what was told bhn, he commenced I To his astormshment the cmtry- j u an kept poqedig halrder; when a mrl Moaista' Adding there was hone ise m: liblrq*U~, attt @ Ami4 wet to weuk I li. in sick good emntet, that it was. ate not longbefr tlhecoantrymarna m~b I lomt ia sat aritC ',oich: I ar "Say tbaagai,/ said te French. 4 oaman. -- e1 en- i:@ntr'gb endigb!" ctied the I tle ounatinmaa agaiu. - VWhenu the Frecmnman in his turm ua- exclaimbed: - Mi- "Boar, dat is de vere word I 1 i va9 tryug to swy long time ago." FROMI TUESDAY'S REPUBLI" , Ta Las? oPE Go.E.O-With the adjournment of Congress van . ishes away forever the lisgt hope of S success for the Louisiana Fausion t oovemeat. It was avowedly organ. ized last sunmmer as the mear.s-the only means--to beat Grant, and now they have no one to look to but L Grant to help them out of the - slough in which they have been swamped. It would requirba greater amount of impudence, commonly S(lenomiated "cheek," thad we give a our Fusion friends credit for to prompt an application to the Presi (lent in such a cause, under the cir cumstances. Possibly, were they i ius a position to dictate terms to the a national executive, they would bold ly demand that he enlist as their ally, and lend a hand to his own .n e doing, by putting the finishing .t touches, the crowning sneoess to the d great work of beating Grant. 0 - a Compromise begins to assume a Spractical form, despite the adverse t, action of the Fusion majority in can Scus. If they don't all agree in the e end, it is to be hoped the more sen ir : ible will see their duty and have o the maunhod and moral courage to it perform it, despite the reviling of ', men whose selfish plans may be cast o down by their actions. d The chief stumbling block seems t to be the expelled Senators, their f j)emocratie colleagues making it a f point of honor to acce' t no terms it that does not include their restora 11 tion to seats. We hope these old a Senators will carry the patriotism that induced them to leave their seats, one step farther, and in the to interest of the whole people, per ' remptorily refuse to obtrut the n path to reconciliation, peace and re ar newed prosperity. Governor Xel et logg will doubtless be glad to pro a vide for them in a manner more sub * stantial than a mere retention of a n- Senatorship for sixty days longer n would be likely to prove. ,t, The feeling in favor of a pacific t. settlement is very strong in the e legal Legislature, many members Ln voluntarily tendering to Governor k. Kellogg their resignations to be P- Used for this parpose. Of coarse, id their tender can remain open but a li- day or two. Shall we sos a mani a- festation of such patriotid uSlfab is negation from the other adet it, Hon. J. C. Moncare, Speaker of Is the Fusion House of Bepresenta re tires, last evening paid qtt't leng thy visit to the legal Bouseoa Dry. as ades street, where he so long sat an ty honored and respeoted melmber. The 'or old Republican members crowded re around and warmly welcemed him, tat and the wish was unaiamoudly ex it- pressed that he might soon again ye resume his official status among - them Doubtless Mr. Moncure could Md. not help mentally contrasting the ell spirited and bhsineesslike aspectthe lot House presented with that of the an body over which he presides with so ich much dignity and, ability. ud - 'ho - If we are not out of order, we de gh sire to call up the predietion of an ke. election in this State, as an alterna mne tive for compromise made lately by ºis- one of 6ur inspired contemporaries. ecr led WARMOTs'S RETURN.-she tele. et graph man at Washingtoa has been till kind enough to inform us that War li. moth, the great leader of the brave 'a "Two Hundred," who rushed to y Washington in tevain hope, byae th a la Chiseme cry and fury abouQt t fraud auwl usurpation, of upetting it the Republican government ia Loe " h iesana, ha lett for New Oreamns, ad to that he has plenty of bght in hiau yof et. We were, at the time of tuih ke and his departure, as well asl t is reminded of the wrds of the tinl eth- song: And can t tell where to a, ent Let tnem alone and tbrd oeabamsh be- And bring their tal be d them. isa. --. The Picayuae learns with le ing and disgust that soe s1 its est and beet" are buyng wtely arran~ s to pay tasss with. It no one to accncuse ofbuyiag Mc. ry warrants for any ppgore w fore ever. 4 now -- him- FNJOYING Lzrs.-t is Singe( med to what an elert a people onld happiness deperlia on not b Igh," obliged to. work. Gi4are s IP uieur ed well-married ir tbdrub i rord, are wealthy, and bosyl coe Sre- provided fur if n obea be t egan them for support: and enough ying plus to play hbeimmne" with. oned Honest' hearty, cotetsdola the only source of happiuesss.. a is tbhe only guarastet dof lk stry- gloomof mlantrop I mt alY whe grest destroyer of hlppinPl 4 iase might have, t teI4b~to - weh life Itask. Idlibams an was d:ce p)rematuie decay mueh s tg than many rleee rqy edr most exhaustitke sad to .vity. Iabou is gsmri , such. ebo-tntnag thingsu 6 increases it. It i laet 6ocCp the that annually destroys so ma the weaulthy, who hieacth.q. trn do, play tbhs parteddrees them, make a ~spe wit wh ord I busy deefAlls oUt its day io o." ness and honor.