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The ToC.rin of «.>r.
A ynimodest looking little Ipr itaman
tfm :a.sigtlCed to tlh advertising
columns of tihe evening papers and
signed by Johnl McEu`ry,phliili and
Ample, callk upon ..slk titizei' f 1f
tile pari:h' ot Or(lca::-. bet wt .n tii
ag;o of eighteen and tort y-ti tý"
report forthiwith for ihit t duty.I
*"This looks relbtli,.i" It i:ll I
noticed, and no doubt appr,,tr:l. y,
that no dUltinetionl on ac-'',;It of
race, color or previous cotanlui,,ln i.'
made in this calt. f'r :te a"m.
Hence, it will be a very Itrre ;ar.i
of martial forces. Ttletall does ii,:
state what is the naiture O the dItr .
to be assigned to tlj"iiihlttrledi
hosts, but as. those under _-£lght lten
and over forty-five, as -1t1 as the
females, are excepted. it looks to us
as though there were about to be an
onslaugh made oi the wonien a;ind
children and old mien. "Person
having arms will have the pr-fer
ence," which means, we suppo.se,
that there will be other duties he
side fighting, else it would he dis
tinetly stated that no person \\ io
could not raise a fusee ot some sort
need apply.
All this parade and pinup of wa'1".
on paper, is made for the alleedt.
purpose of :reinstating three or hour
gentletirae in judicial positions whoI
have been pronounced byw col'mpe
tent authority to be no juldges, or
whose valuable1 services have been
dispeus' d . itll by ther State.
Now, let the issue be mnadei lI
here. Let 31eEnery cal out his
militia, and if hlie has iiuie ,'
in this busin-s.A than , Glcuatl ,.er
did in calling spirits fr-om Ihe v:i " "
deep, let him set them to wk-..
iFor the past te l da:iy. the ebett,
earnest aippeals have Inetn ltatl; -.
the yontg aletl of this c it v to tlIro(
as privates under the i-i'in hi a,;
ners. They were tokld that, all the
officers had been appolinted flroii
among the "best peJ l," illld all
they wanted to completete armyn
was enough privates to do 11s tight
ing, stand guard, an4 be shot, if
necessary, for the glory of Lounisi
ana in general and the Fusion cause
in particular. These appeals have
been met with the contempt they
deserved, but got no omn. And
nOW resort is had to pro(lamlation.
Mr. McEnery will iin d out :at I- it
that there are no persons in :thin
city who wish to go out and fht1t
the Radicals, though doabtles Iherze
are thsisands who are hurniing to
have others do it. For in the first
place, these Radical are n,'inlrousi
and determined, and not ofthe kind
of stuff to be drivenr off their own
ground unless they know the reason
why. Again, it is generally sup
posed that behijnd theam stand cer
tain blue-coated bo3 s in serriedl
ranks, whose actions are abl)tlltel*
conrolledl by a elear-leaded, just
mninded mant in \V shingtoni-a nmin
who has on more than one occasion
proved that he hna no nonasense in
him, and who has beeni twice cheat
ed out ol the vote of this State
once by a system of ;rnuta:l terrIor
isn, aid l oottaer time lyv 'lori:ni
zed trand." It is to realp the friit:s
of the last iiamled wrong that this
call for the militia is nlow made,
and it will be the duty tf thll State
anid police forces to ait-t a1iitl tbhe-k
it. Or if they 1fal from any cause
they imay call in tlhar allies.-[ Y.
0. Republica,,.
This is an extract from an editori
al in the Shreveport Times:
We have heard it said that New
Orleans did not taror railroad con.
nection with Shreveport l)(.ause tlta
latter was regardled, in some sort, a.
a rival-as very much of the \We
tern produce brought to this mar
ket is shipped direct from St. Louis
It ooeurs to us that this is a very
narrow view of the case. It a cor
rect one, it would be, by a l)lrit3- ol
reasoning, imlpolitic for Shreveplaorl
to desire railroad connection witl
this great .'rival." That we earnest
lydesire such connection is a mat
ter beyond all question. The tradt
relations of our merehants withl
those of New Orletas have evem
been of a pleasant character, antl ii
only needs that the latter shall offei
equal facilities with otber cities t<
insure a monopoly ofthe ttrade o
this region. As it is, some of on
leading merchants purchase excin
sively there, and, ot course, ar
prompted to do so by the convictio
tha it is as good, ia not a better mar
ket than any other.
--  - __
Says the Dubuque Telegraph ofe
recent date:
An lowan man named Carr, O
Borlington, has gone to New Os
leans to negotiate lfor the sbippina
ot Iowa corn to Euirope. We iniy
his effects in that direction will Ib
sueeenfal, as we have no (liHtl_
they canl be. By way ot New Om
leans corn alndl the other llroeaet ion
of this alid other States borberin
on this Missisipjii rivet and it
tributaries can. nuo doubt, be Alpipne
to Europe at leas ezpelasegd m
greater profits than across the cour
try by rail rotds to as Eastur
market. Mr. Carr's enterprise oagh
to have Iowa encouragement.
A Nashville gboat wears a pol
naose and carries a parasol.
Hunting is not so popular in Enu1
land s formerly.
Bragrarts have lived in all ages
ali t atliltetd ia:n:lin+ in vci land (
under the suni. It :was a boa.ter Sh:
vho tirst sold the lion's skill, and joie
tlhin went out to hunt the lion; N-
it was one or a multtuIde of the I
st ne tribe that it nstu1c1d the pub- cal
lic twel\e or lift ,enl year: ago that ha:
in erg- of n war +f si.ctions iI; this pa:
countrt one Soutlherner 'o1! w!ip lthe
live Yunkees. It was a dalsh at the Ai;
,t 1.+ ::f `.,iat inspired a grtat Ste
.ltltesmllnl to promnise al; i'l4 to) the lmei
ei-,t lli,ni in -ixtvy (l Ivs. S,ain. four br(
4(.1l!s ;gto, poiunced ~lalwl Injltl Cuba aul
with the uttnmst eoultilefneC ill hl.r ers
ability to strangle the spirit of'liber- gel
ty within one week. II;Hdlly au in- wu
stlance of confident prediction can qi
be cite( in all histo.y that has ever thi
been filfilled exactly as it ca .le from for
the court br.agg:uts ;andl tlatte ers. tel
EI en (':esar did not risk hllls llilita- fol
ry reputation by sayinig, "I will go, fai
I shall see, I shall conquer." But cel
lie waited patiently till he had ac- go
comiplished the object of his raid. TL
andtd hen informed the Ioman Sen- tul
ate in as few words as possible. s:t
No people are better supplied haI
with braggarts than we are at this in
lime. It has become rather tash- ti,
iotilble of late for youlig civilians ho
(wVh.o never looked down the nuzzle an
.ft a; mus-et to lp'edict the result of nt1
an iuuaginary conudiet, ith tire- thi
arms with :ll .,ss-nrAance as absurd so
a: it is alpiarent. '"Take a: : y yourt Ili
ta votets ," say these elegant idlers, du
"'tnli \twe will .*wclep away tiel Kel- vi4
-ioT govgrnWlllllult ill tell dlays-" Solme thit
liiliL the conilict to five date,,: .11. fuo.
tlsehe arts. pthusia.sts who rest'rit iol
the cleanigl ouit l,IUiD.-ss to five mi:
ltiiltits. -Even &iCltor CUarpenlter. aul
Mieo is lcusedl of llaving grown fot
pore Mil'r with ,hLigh , Fusion im
lPs'.."t' t ;toy hoilea't lStlator to
ft-orom WislSlinU has anly busiess to
to be. '"asserts. and iMr. .Morton col- 21
hloially rldmlits," t tit the State r11
gove.rtneut here could iot stand vv
five hours without federal support. ed
This remarkable assertion could or
have been inspired by none other he
than the highest of Fusi n circles. pi
Now there is not one word of u1
truth iu any of these boas~tful utter- th
nuees. A conftict in the streets of
SNew Orleans l,&-twee'il the Fnsion- te
ists and Jipuilbilicaul would be of wi
ratlief doutitftul termin itioun. The tr
t comtan woahd probably be w
!bout equal in utabers and brave- at
ry. Neither party ounld drive the ill
other out of the city ulless the town bl
should be reduced to ashes, when
all hliands would lisive to look for at
t-ltef sUar ,T s . There are twenllty
tlhousand Republicans here who are la
Idetertlinied to stay, iiand we bel eve lI
there aire at least as litauIy Fusion- hi
ists who wish to have them i ay. nal
This leaves but a sm:1al army for the tl
\,ork of the brIaggarts, who lare al- s(
ways wantilg s,aomnodtl else to rush II
out arid light their enemies. Not 1.
I enough to liaike much 'headway, 1Ip
a dl they know it. Ilence thiey chat- tl
ter and scold, and talk of fighting, I'
inutead of imitaliug the lomutali -
We do not wish to have any strife. o
it is not olur1 desire that a life shall
be lost by violence or a honse burn
ed by a hlauted class of our own peo
plie. But if there arc men here who i
can not live happily untilthey hin-e a
Srunl out It t Reiblithlcauts, or at least "
mallde the lttteipt, we hope they a
will lose no oree tiu meiu boasttul t
word.s, but just roll nlp thi-ir sleeves, t
come gt at once :and end it. Thlt T
is alll, We have hiad threats enough t
-I 511 brags enouilgh. Let as have a
Jittle action.-- 0. . Rcpublican. i
V. Jaspelr Blackburn was lp at t
Sa:tern RIoege he saw in the Pthi
ri teltiary a lman stone crazy and one I
. toile blind. The crazy mlan is
f white, and was formerly a cab dri
t ver in this city. The poor folio
Swalks cntinually, na though his
Slife depended upon making a certaiun
- beaten rouud witin la given time.
His countenance Iears the most in- I
tense anxiety. The bliid mlan is
r colored, ilid, says Nr. Blackburn, if
t ever mtan deser\ved tanging, such I
r should have beeu his fate, instead of
Sa lifetime sentence in the Peniteu
f tiary. He outraged and then mtr
r dered a little white girl, and robbed
Sher of her ear-rinugs after dead---cult
t ting them loose. His blilndness was
OI oteltioilleli by a shot received in tlhe
l'plarson" Striclklapd the highway
robber, was itlatent, beinh anllirfg
a those detailed to work -out, and Mir.
Blackburn was tlherelfore deprived
iff the eLqrisite pleasure of looki ng
r- upon his ittelligent, beaming and
u benrevolet coutlteanlltce.
,tPB rS8NTLTL.-The a sasiniation
has been stated by telegraph ot Hon.
aiLo·ui* Fanktee, o( Texas, on the
gnineteenth instanat. It was one of
the moset appalling outrage~s and
i bold-blooded murders ever perpetra.
t ted asywiero. Mr., Frankee was
. learihsl the House to attend a corm
Ii mittee meetinlg in the Land of81ce,
it "a te capeitlJ, tand while descenlld
ing tb- flight of seeps, was struck
by ~bi murderter and kPocked to the
. I pemeeut below, a distance of ten
feet, which Iractured his thigh, and
then was dragged a few feet and
g. robbed of some two hundred and
sixty dollars in currency.
SucceCbssul Imumlrratioin utcr
Can not the cxamnpile of Mr.
Shakcklford, mentioned in lihe sub- vo
joined article from the Galveston of
cs, he imunitated in Lottisiana t it
We have had the pleasure of a ti
call from Mr. Levi Shackelford, who erl
has wen engaged for over a year rv
past in britnging immigrants front is
thet Southern States, chieyti from th
.labaum. He arriv d by yesterda. 's al
steamcur with about one hundred st.
more. Ife informs us t hat he has now ex
brougrit over about 30110 men womlen
ant children, all of Sbhom are fBrm- t
era and mechanics, anud are, though at
generally poor, industrious hard- h.
working people, and are a great ac
quisitiou to our State. It is sow do
thirteen mouths since Mr- Shackel- of
ford undertook this important en
terprise. His plan of operation is as tl
follows: He first contmacts with the ti
tarmers of Texas to deliver them a fo
certain number of laboring men of
good character with their familie. tl
The former, on his part, agrees to t
furnish a certain number.of acres, I
say twenty, of good farom land, one tl
half to be plated by,3 the imtfligrant Dl
in ctorn and the other hall in cotton, tl
the formuer to turnish a comfortable
house to each family, also teams f i
and all necessary farming inmple- F
nlenuts to make a crop ; also feied for
the teams during the cropping sea- L
son ; pays all blac:ksmith hills, anud
fumrnishe-s tle laborers with lrovsiou t
during the first year. The crop is di- a,
videcd equally Ittweent the furumer tl
the laborer, and the latter pays the
fo. mcr out of his hall for the provis I
ions furnished, and for any advances , it
made to pay his passage here. These it
advances are made by Mr. Shackel- tl
fotrd before coming, for which the
immigrant gives his note, payable tl
to the party for whom he contracts
to farm on shares, andl to whom Mr.
thackeltord turns over the notes, 11
receiving fronm him the money ad- tl
Vaneed. This plan has thus far prov- n
ed to be very successful, only two b
or three among all the immigrants it
he has brought having failed to comi
ply with their contracts, and take it
up their rnotes from the proceeds of o
their shafr of.the first crop.. d
The value of Mr. Shackelford's en' it
terprise may be understood whetn h
we bear in mind that under his con- e
tracts some 15,000 or 20,000 acres I t
will beadded to our cultivated lands,
and the amount of our cotton crop
increased by some 4000 or 5000
bales. t
There are certainly very few, if a
any, private citizens who have done
so nimuch to add to the wealth, pope- t
lation antd p)oIperity ot the State. t
Indeed, we doubt mluclih % hether he
has not done for the State as much
as the immigration bureau itself, d
though we can bear wituess that t
Ssonme of the officers ot that bureau
have labored faithftuly and zealous
Ily, while we comnsider the salaries
paid to others as but little better
- than so much money thrown away.
,But men who have labored as Mr.
- Shiackelford has done, without re
ward, eminently deserve the thanks
of the citizens.
D is a short article we find floatiting
around on the sea of journalism that
t ianny men should paste in their hats
and ladies on their bhninets' if room
i can be. fumuct on" the little duck ofa
thing. " These people, liable to quick !
t emotions. with sense, but not rea
It soft showing their nature in their
a colteni..ance, aid oftetn nt-rilig re
pose and frieiidship by unlwarran
ted snspicion, are found in all our
cities. Let them ~read anud profi8t by
t this.
S " There are some people, yes,
e umany people, always looking out
a for slights. They cannot carry on
i the daily intercourse of the falhnily
without some offense is designated.
Is If they meet an acquaintaice on the
n street who happlen to be pre-occu
I. ielu with business, they attribute
1. hisabstricetion in some mode person
is al to themlselves, andt take umbrage
if accordingly. They lay on others the
:h fact of their irrittbility. A tit of in
sf digestion makes them see imlx rtin
u- euce in every one they come in con
r- tact with. Innocent piersons, who
nd never dre4mne(l of giving offense, are
t- n~onished to find some unfortuniate
ts word or momentary taciturnity mis
Ie taken ftr an insult. To asty the least,
the habit is unfortunate. It is far
I- wiser to take the more charitable
vg view of our fellow-heings, and not
r. snppout a slight is intended unlesslc
at the neglect is open and direct. Af
g t!er all, too, life takes its hnes in a
id great degree from the color of our
mitd. If we are flank and generouR,
thie worki treats as kindly. If, on
E- the contrary, we are suspicions,
m men learn to be cold and cautions
n. to us. Let a person geIt the repulta
le tion of boing touchy, and every
of body is under more or le I coDstra:nt,
4 and ma this way the chance of an
a. inagtmarv effeuse is vastly inreas
as ed."
' Right upon the heals ot the
ek hanging of a Oegro for rape in Cum
he berlantd, 3Id., a white man of that
Splace has committed the same crime
and is new injail
ndl --c-
ad Laborers get eleven cents a day
in Brazil.
A Message l'ihrt Means Ac- St.
According to the organ of the re- No.
volutionists in this city, the message
of President Grant means just what
it denies. That is to say,the declara
tion of an intention to uphold Gov
ernor Kellogg and suppress McEne- tior
ry by the President, means that he i
is afraid of McEnery, and is anxious mit
that Congregs. shall relieve him from
all dtangec froml that redonbtalle up- w
start. This s is iesuring the federal sh
executive in the 1Fusion half bushel. the
McEniery spreads his messages not
aroundl like a big fog, and they last
about as long and are just as forci- Fe
tile. He sends out his proclamations,
and they fall upon ns as the gentle
dew, giving and receiving the wages
of wonderment, but they never
amount to anything. Now, because
their bogus executive does these
things, and is applauded to the echo
for doing them by people who have
j ruined themselves by too much talk,
the Picayune pretends to believe
that General Grant is guilty of the
same nonsense. It will find out to
the contrary after the fouth day of Si
March, for we assume it to besa fact B3
that Congress will do nothing in the
premises; and we know it to be a
fact that the government will do Bi
nometlhing when the national legisla
r ture has almost directed it to do so
Lyv not moving in the matter itself.
The action of Congresas is, or will be,
to this effect, that the policy already
adopted in relation to Louisiana is
r the best that could have been, devis
ed for the occasion, and there is no q
way of altering it that would amend
it. The people of Louisiana have
involved themselves in trouble' and
the best method of curing the evil
is to let it wear itself out. When
- the men who organize deliberate
plans to cheat their way into office,
as was.done in Louisiana, find that
their schemes and speculations fail
- them, they will then cease to rely
i npon rascality, and the nation w'ill
be annoyed with their aplpeals no
S longer. This is what Congress will F
say, in effect, to the President when
e it adjourns withouthavin disposed
of the Louisiana case, and the Presi
dent tells us in his message what he
intends to do. The bogus affair that
has no title to authority in thie State,
except the impudence of its origina
ltors, will be required to sulside.
General Grant means just what he
0 says. He is putting himself on re
0 cord as to what he intends to do in
the event Conigress does not act,
and as there is no probability that
e Congress will move in the matter,
there is evp-ry probability. in fact el
there is a certainty, that the nation
e al authority will put a stop to the
h Fusion nonsense after the fourth
, day of next March. We-need this in
t terference. and we heed it promptly
U and forcibly because the State is
suffering orom the prese it unsettled
condition ofaffairs.-[N. ). a epubli.
'r can.
ALEXANDRIIA, LA., March 3,1873.
re The Police Jury of the Parish of d
ig ,upides, met according to adjourn- N
at ment, at the Court House. The fol
in lowing members present: T. G. a
a j Compton, President; John Clements
Lk Jessee Clifton.
,- Absent-Win. Kelso and M. U. j.
ir arb.e.
. On motion the Jury adjourned unu
ur till to-morrow morning 9 A. M.
March 4th 1873.
on The Jury met pursuant to ad
ily journment. Present: T.G. Comp
_ ton, PreSident; J Clem~nts, .lessee
u- Clifton.
te Absent--Wm. Kelso and M H.
- Barbee.
S The minutes of the last meeting
n were pead and approved.
in- On motion the Jury adjourned
on- until the First Monday in April
ho 18783.
is- President.
Ist, A tree copy:
far J. MUlAYa., Clerk.
sot b $1 bettisements.
Ut, CE.Warr2' crak a.r' mawrz.
mm- Aleaimndsa, Lettstaaa.
ime offers his services in hisline to those
in need ofthem on reasonable terms,
and refers as to his tapability to all
for whom he has worked.
Mar. 8, '73Stf. -
Sti e of Lottlisia1lt- iar:1rSi1a: 0
No. 192.--tntecession of MinervaV.
iBeiuett, for Inventory and (
HEREAB, William R.
uW Brown has made apl,lica
tion to thiscourt to be appointed Ad
ministrator of the Succession of r
MIluerva V. Bennett, deceased. wit
Notice is hereby given to all ,
whom it doth or may concern, to.
show cause, within ten days frow the
the date hereof, why the same should tilt
not be granted. en
Clerk's Office, Alexandria, La., ed
February the 2(th, 1873. iu
S. A. I3AILLIO, Clerk.
Marehl 1-2t. P. F's $6 00. NJ
Feed and lleRkEt Reduced to
Slt the Tasses.
Single Feed .......,........f$ 50
By the day .................. 1 00
By the Week ................ 6 00
By the Month.......... .25 00
Hacking fit Proportion.
Sept. 14th. Proprietor. G.
Leinn's Jed iver ar
eFleet. -
BIA' .% ~ OM.IAD'S . 'A D A
.dLL WeE P E A.D
I G O9i 0AL BD
The fast Side-Wheel G
Passenger Steamer,
JOAN HEINN........... Master,
J. U. LIBANO........... Clerk.
Leaves New Orleans for Red River
every Saturday.
'er Alexaadria. Norumad's,
sarbli's mnd all way Lad
* -()-
The New Stern-Wheel
_ -. Steamer,
JoaH1 HABERLE ............ Master, I
JoHN B. HENo............... Clerk.
Leaves New Orleans every Tues
f day at 5 P. M. Arriving at the b
Marksville Landing on Thursday.
On her down trip, will leave the ii
above Landing at about 5 P. M.,
s The promptness and regularity of this
packet can he relied on.
. Wa. r L.1"D.
- The New and Elegant
>. lteamer* e
"FLATEAT .................Master.
g Will leave every Saturday, at- P.
M. For freight or pasasage
S Feb. 8th.
svccrason i J. M.Jou2'on'
coRns ctokrns~is3,
Feb 1.tL
T. P. sACEREurIu
(Oppomste the Post OSce.)
W All work executed with neat
ness and dispatch, Terms, CASW,
on delivery. fteb 11-tf.
AKE great pleasure in 'u
tforming their nIiunwrolº'*
friends ann' nstohlt's that nut
Vitlhathsuding the uneLIxampulh'd tight -
ness of the tinme they have bteet
able by the great iluctnemeunti
they offer to pacrhakers, to keep up
their stock complete and full i'n
every dejlhrtment, in their tnexcell
ed establishment as above, all laltl
in to the best advantage.
and every thing of
she jFirst Q ua l llv,
frequently renewed and a complete
assortment kept up.
are imported from
New rvYorki;
1-1me BiAtoes,
And a large lot of Boys, Gent's,
and Ladies Saddles, with a
From St. Louts,
and provisions otall kimd, Willow,
Wood and Hardware, of all kinds
-Baling and Ties, Round and Flat
r, Iron, all of which we offer at prices
defying competition, which we will
Sbe pleased to prove to all who will
e inspect our assortment s hether
they buy or not.
SAlex. Oct. 19th, 1-y.
TONAH BOENTAlrAL, tahPk this
0occasion to infiom hi. friends,'and the
yble genrally that he hau Jit returunedt
from the city, with a line and
t toeko el poto, ad is ~dtafed that all
those who favor him wrtt therlt patronrage,
will be saited both in price and qualil, oj
His stock conasts of
And other articles too numeroua to men
tion ,which he hi oIring
-Wathes, Clooks, Jewelry, Specta.
And Fancy Goods.
&L.E f fE; 8 CIIFI.&£ · S I
Aserl an radni4agiah Watches
of the qbes makerl ,otantly on

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