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ALEXANDRIA, LA. SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 1873. T.W0EA MPTON, Editor and Co Proprictor. W. G. IOWA .D... Publisher. OFFICE: f l ORER OF SECOD 4.40 URLRM STREEITS. VOL. 4.] NO. 51. OF THE State and Parish, ALSO, OFFICIAL JOU RNAL OP THE rART3IEM OF GRANT AND VERNON TEIRM : THE GAZETTR is publisLhed Weekly at Three Dollars per annumn; $2 00 for si mnonths. One Dollar fbr Threee months. INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. AbftlRTISEYrLmT inaertted at the rate of $1 00 per square for the Ofirst insertion and 50 cents for each subsequent one. EIuur lines of brevier or a space of one inch constitutes a sqluare, and any number of additional lines over four counts as a square, and leCes than four as a haull square. SPEUIAL NOTICE. W SE call particular attention to the rule we have adopted relative to advertisementsand subscriptions. All judicial advertisements wiill be ch:arged at the legal rate of $1, per square.for.ealh insertion and must bepraidfor atter the first insertion, they or will be taken out. 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Those who recollect t140 prti-le or have the papeir torefert-to, winl see that some of tbe;!ot altgether Crom 1vlimiletari epitheta used by our co temporary habituully towards lhis politicl op oputs, are repeated by W. We baie ptlways endeavored to kerp clear efeach thinga, and re gurt that circurwstanccs prevent us from doing so now, but as a gentle man, or hui tanding in the E'sion party rew:urked to un, when pe9ple are iolestly asvatkd with opprobri ous laguange, they are apt to retali ate eu kind, or in other vords if you c(ommenlce throwing mud, you must expect to be spattered in -turn. flditorial courtesy would have made us partiCUlar tegret publishiog uoch Commnaiestions had we not receiv ed convincing proof, some time since that our neighbor was not so scrupu. lous. S ce Certieacte of M. Legres, Esq., ot his wonderful care, to which h*. will refer sest week. p I -- - --- . 1t COLOReED MQ"PLE IsT COUNSCIL. ST. JAMES CJAPEL TEIEiOG-UO ED. NO COMPROMISE WITH IN JUSTICE. SPEECHES BY HION. WILLIAM O. 1 BROWN, T. Mounts CHESTER, EsQ., HON. JAMES H. IN GRAHAM, T. DE S. TUCKER AND OTHERS. * . . (:).· The above is the heading of a re port in the New Orleans Republcian. of the most important meeting both as to its present aspect and future results, ever held in this State, by the class of which it was composed: and which it represented, and which took place on the evening of the 25th nilt.,, as stated above. The report occupies between four and five columns ot'solid matter, set 1up iu small type in the Republican, and of course is much too lengthy for our limited space, but we copy the most important parts the resolutions adopted, and the speech of Hon. James II. Ingrahamn, a Sen ator from New Orleans; and lately Surveyor of that port, but reecutly superceded by Nr. Parker. These resolutious and Mr. Ingrahau's speech, embrace matters and ex 1 press determinations of the most serious and momentous character, ! nnd are well worthy of the greatest consideration by all reflecting men, citizens of Louisiana, no matter > what may be their polities or race.! SWe do not propose at present t( make any comment upon political causes which have brought about this-result, but agree with our city r cotemnporary. that the re:;olutions t are much more conservative and Smoderate considering the circutm stances and occasion, than might hare been expected, and most earn estly and sincerely hope, that our colored citizens, whose edueation, intelligence and popularity make them leaders in their class,may per severe in the wise and moderate r course indicated in the last para grlaph but one of the address, and e also, that they may be encouraged I e to do so by being met in a .aiwilar - spirit, by conservative men of other Sparties, in numbers enongh to over come all factious and office seeking oppositio.. Hon. William 0. Brown was iitrod'ced as the first reguiar speakoer of the evening. The gentleman stated that no class so drol Iv as the colored people was interestel :n the resnltsof the late strugglein Loui.an na, for with them everything was at risk. T[i'i meeting was therefore called of coloned people, but through no dliarespect or die t courtesy to the r white brothers. It wasl deemed better for the coloredl lpeople to s peak out for themIselves, and then ,ubrwi: their work to their w hite Repnldlica': friends afterward It was puroposud a - audr i go that a few colorod men holding office, and I. so having no personal gryevaunce to redress, should be a coummittee to organile this movement. That committee met together and instructed the speaker to prepare and shbmit the following address on the state of affaire in Louisiana: The condition ofaffairs in the State and nation in n hich the dearest in tcrests of thie colored peolple are con cerned, having assumed such an as tpect as to demand an expression . from those.who compose 6,3,000 out of the 70,000 Republican votes in Louisiana, we rejpresenting themi Sutl their most vital interests, in Ssol;mn council aasembled do (leclare I and I.'rolaim the followitag senti ments t.f'on the political situation: 1. While we rejoice over the tri umph of juetiL" which has sustained - republican goveihl*net chosen by a Smajority of tne pepple of this com monwealth, we recoga.T ize in the in Ipartuiaity of our courts 'tnd the in tlexibility of the federal co.\rts and - governmnwnt that right is to bO pro i secttl and wrong rebuked, irresjpec - tive of race or color. 2. We are profoundly grateful to Hone. William H. Hunt, E. C. Bill. ings and J1. H. Beckwith for their eminent professional services in be half of the legal government and I the penile ot Louisiaua, in the case L of William Pitt Kellogg vs. War moth et als., but more especially Saro we indebted to the penetration, tiruniess and integrity of Judge E. II. I)Drell, of the United States Dis - trict Court, who preserved liberty · and rescued our imperriled State government by a just constructioi of Atacrican law. That ecognizing in Senator Morton a true Iriend of the o~ppressed and a staunch suppor ter of replnbican principles and free ) institutions, we tender him the cor- I dial thanks of the colored people of Louisiana for his mauly and power fnl nijcuw~~:u - oE ..'I- c~l a.tp jl tht' re cenit congre7ioua; investigation and 1 in the United :tatcs Senate; we are also grateful to Senators Flaunagan, West and those other Republican Senators who sustained our cause; that we omer our congratu!ations to our State government, and pledtge itour uudivided support it carrying out the principles of tihe Iplatt'orlnn of the paz ty upon which it was elected. 3. 'That our sincere acknowledg ments are dlue andl are hereby te tlered to 1Pres;ient Oriant for his on swe-rving devotion throughout his administration to the iperpetuity and extension of republican principles in the nation, anid for his righteous re cognition of our legal government and his numerous good offices in be half of equal and exact justice toall men. i 4 We declare our unfaltering ad lhesion to the principles of the Re publican party, but coufe s that our confidence has been weakened, and our hopes disappointed in our Con- I gressional delegat ion, a ho, elevated to position anld influence by our suf frages, have ignored their constitu eLts in the distribution of their pat runage. 5. We recognize in IHon. P. B. S. Pinchback the representative man of his race,.and the most popular Republican in Louisiana; the true friend of thile whole people, and the pride of his constituents; a remnarka ble example of ipersevering induetry and a brilliant illustration of free in stitutions, and, standing as he does, conspicuously before the nation, we point to him with pride as one of the few ienbcers of Congress elected tromt Louisianai since reconstruction whose skirts are free from the suspic iu of frtaud and:i corruption, and who represenits a constituency tbhat de lights to do him holnor. 6 We are deeply pained at the failuret to accord to lIo;. P. B. S. Pinchback his seat in the United States Senate, to which he h.as been elected by thie General Assembly of Louisiana, a body elected by the people. legalized biy the higlhest jusi cial tribunals of the State, sanction ed by the federal courts, recognizedl by the Uniited States Senate, and; protetedl by tlie Presdlenit; and ;huulId this injustice be perpetuanted by a Repurll;li-ca Senate, we fear ti. c it s ould be impos il'le, under the popular revulsion on one hand, and the powerful an-I plogressive influnences now in operation lbyi the opponentts of Republicanism on the I otlher, to guarantee the tealty of the masses ofat our people to the Republi can party in the future. 7 The ixclusion iy the Louisiana } congressional delegation ot Gov-ern or P'inchback and Hon. John Ray, the two recognized le-Idlers of the Republican party and its noted ele ments of strength, from consultation in dispensing federal patronage in Louisiana, Ras an act offensive teas. which calls for our uuqnalfied con demnation, and more than'demon strates that our confidtnce has been mnisplacedl. 8 lu New Orleans alone there is an iutellitelnt and cultivated popou lation of color, exceedling in votes the entire white Republic.in strength throughout the State, wihose Repub licauniim is uaquestionemd and un qtestiornable, who should be conski ered and consulted as representa tives in the displ;ensation of patror age at least eqnally3 with our white f iends. the atliiiation of unny1 of wh'mrn with our party is generally bounded by official prospects. We have lust causel to grievouslyce conljaliin of the s'imnmmar-y removal from federal p~ositions,since the elec tion, of reliable anid efficient color.edl men, upon charges of incompetency, after protract43d satisfactory ser vi ces, without any complainits. In our theory of govertamnent the Legislature is supreme and all at temmmepts of uny c delpartmlent to impair its integmrity, reflect upon its charac ter, assume its prerogatives,or com jizounise out of otlice, through undue or improper influence our represeu tatives duly elected, justly alarms us. The alleged uction of persons who were elected by the people, and re turned by the legal boards, in plac ing their resignations in osher hands subject to imidividual caprice, creates the gravest suspicion, and demands thorough investigation by their re spective coinstituencies. in deliberating in connection with the Southern people, we entertain in the best interests of our beloved State the sincere wish that peace, re conciliiation and hprosperity may be obtained through a uiiion which shall recognize, in theory and pirac !'ice, our civil and political tights gusrtanteed by the constitution and laws of Louisiana. It atlords us un feigned pleasure to bear testimony to the ability and consistet:cy of the New Orleans Re ))uiliciin fl all miatters peirtaining to the miaterimfI inte rests of the color. ed peolple, an eveum when it waver ed in its part san adhesion, its posi tiou upon on'- progress 'nul public rights was always nucompr(tmising. 1I00. James II. Ingrahamn was the laIst speaker. 1He said: The resolutions read here to-night, and so ably and exhaustively dis. cussed by those who have preceded me, meet with my cordial indorse. ment, save in one particular, and that is, not in their going too far, but not far enough. T. b-av"o''. -h:'-!e in' timmw " Tv patience that is necessary to wait, bi can existfor "ten 3 ears," for after all "time* shows us our Trrorsl and1I succeeses, whether i tb4 d of WV youth orin the win t ofldtgo. at We are assembled ere tonigºht # to renew upOn our altar of liberty- w this grand old St. James Chapel, te from whencec our Native G;uard at that t hed to death and victory-our 0o tde ,ctiion conitinued and unibroken ibe I Ifromu thI hour that give bitthi to the I epublicanu par ty ; to say that we n are true to day as we have been in at the past. We come not as disaip- p pointed men, having our hca;rrta fill- in ed with the gall of bitterness, ha- lii ing pere:;;ial -.rongs to redress; we pt come not as nien baffled of ainbiti- a ous hopes, shattered by the votes ti of our fellow-citizens; we come fill- of ing high a:.d res;onsible positions at intrusted to us by our countrymen it whereby we have been made watch. ci men, as it were, upon the walls- ct having in our keeping, and unde:r ol our care, the rights of a confiding ci peolple. We, thus situated and till ing the offices congded to us, know ki whence to expect danger-perhaps tr an attack. We come to say to you, ki 'gird up your loins," be ready to uj protect, defend, and perpetnate your ec rights, no matter from whence at- tl tacked or by whom endangered. " We have a party numbering ft 70,000 in Louisiana--65,000 it colored and 5000 white-yet this si 5000 rule the 65,00'0 with a rod of k iron. We see our white friends oi daily filling and being appointed V to nearly every office; and though p I they claim and assert that there mre Scertain offices colored men ought not a; to fill, and that white men will not o holl office under colored men, yet p we find tha:t no sooner than colored d men are elected to an office having a patronage, these same men are eager b -or the patrounge, even to the exclu- p l ion atnd l'etriment of colored men. a tAgain, while our influenti-I and in- ti f telhgent colored strive to assist and ti promote our white friends, we ob- ti -serve and are painied to see every s eftort being miade frein time to time. a 1 ie, inmessantly, by our white t' 1 friends to lessen and utterly destroy ti I the infiuenc of intelligent and de- a 1I serving colored meni. We say that a r thin umust end. t r We s.y, in substance, that the b ,absence ofi colored men from the c - consultations held by our white o ; fritends as to the policy of the Iparty I e in Louisiana is regarded by us as a e SgrIatuitous insult to the colored men when we have elected to co-operate p with them in the rlmanagement and u Smaintenance of republic n govern- v ment in Louisiana. We wish itdis Stiuctly understood that we are to i Slie heard and eespected.in the coun- f cis of the State, whether judicial, u n legislative or executive; n We have again and again elected , metn to the Congress of the nation, c - and we have waited patiently to-see 1 andt hear of their great works, hop u ing, believing and cxpecting for somiething to be done in the way of c San appointmenit, recgnizing and r rewarding the colored voters of t iLoLuisiana. Our patience has been bI rewarded by hearing of one of our snutber being,hlated, a name on at Sslate being easier obliterated than d t when w it ten with ink. Now this t - conditiotn of atflairs can not last; we are compelled to answer the non e action of those men whom we have 1 elected to otHee time and again, by I S saying to them that we must enjoy t: our full measure of the success of Sthe party, viz: office, for it is beyond I question that we contributed ever-y thing to the success of the patty. 1 thie party mtutst contribute to us; I · and I tell you now, nay, in the earn i 'I eat words of one whose ver-y soul feels tliressing weight of the at e terance-I warn you this night that E t- they who work those results till a r govern, will control, will command , ' it Louisiana. If, then, the men L whom we have raised to power and e place, fail to work by day and night 1 for the accomplishment of these re- t s Bults, they will, they mt at, they , shall go down, ancd universal suf o triage, wielded by a free people, wiA ' u- raise otkers up to govern, to con- < - trol and to command in this com- a s notzwealth. We want this under- I s stood, because of the fact that every s colored man whom we place in high position is ad-ised by our "white friends" not to go astray-not to < b hasten matters-to drive alow. So n we here to-night, catching .up their I Scry, say to our white frienda: Don't 5 ~. go astray; do not hasten; .drive I e slow, for we intend to be heard, ( h felt and respected by the govern- I . ment cur votes has placed in power. W We have profited by four years' j study. We intend to show that tuition has not been thrown away o ot lost by its application to us. j We demand nothing but juatie. 1 e. We will be content with tiothing g less, for we have long since learned I -- that cowartis ale slaves, atid that 1 r. brave men are ireeien. Under- 4 i- stmammding then the cause of our past b Sfailure, we to-ni'ht eOlmb1-rk upona a I new deIarture, destined to enervate, reconstruct and reanimate the Re- I publican party of Louisiana. Where i we fimtd virtue, we will prize It. Where we find ingratitude, we will j crush it. Stand aside, then, ye who are impure, for the juggernant of ii the people will crush you; that we 1 t may advance, rise, and command. We demand better treatment we~t a hrlvu- re't~i-""-' : we rlemrna ri 1 better s ; we demand a better idot the laws: we demand tl ti ve us this and we will wear "our devation, me p MdB But we can A !e wi not, be eternally hewe it wood aAd drawers of water ip templ-&siS we hare mainly bee strumeilail in erecting, and without our help asuel support would not now 1J be pointing to the promrnised land. n Wer w-:z 0istle with the govern- a :nnt we have in Loutisiann to-day, e and we will support, defend and protect that government from ene uica without and fues within its t4 limits so long as that government p protects and defends with justice 1 and equity our claims to its protec tion and support. This homage we P owe, this allegiance is due, this b support is given by us, aswe believe a it ought to be gives by every good n citized who favors pseace, the frs' essential to prosperity in the State g of all classes and conditions of itas * citizens. b We declare here to-night that we b know, we defend, we protect our triends, and we warn our weak- C kneed friends. We bid them stand a up, take courage, to do right. We ti condemn, denounce affiliation with a those who have failed to thee the e "music" of passing events, and-de fend important matters and eapport e important questions involving our I status, progress and elevation. We b know where we stand. We know our friends and will reward them. We know our enemies and will p punish them. Finally, we intend to-night, and I again and again hereafter, to make s ourselves hearu in defense of oar people, their wires and theirchil dren. We are not soreheads, nor I are we disappointed offie seekers; e but we are the people's watchmen, placed here and there to guard against an invasion of thetreachery K to their rights. We have come here * to-night, standing as it were upon i the walls of the State, and have a sounded not the tocein of war, but a bugle note of warning, saying that though we appear blind, we see; though we appear deaf, we hear; a and though we appear dumb, we speak-using these and other facul ties not to destroy, but to preserve, build up and iperpetuate a Republi- I can party that shall vie with that I of any State of the Union in its maintenance of justice, equity and i equality to its every member. To secure that end and accom plish that great object, we ask you I unanimously adopt the cselaltions a we have oftered you to-night- 1 MIr. Ingraham concluded by mor ing the adoption of the addtrea bie fore the umeeting which nmotioni wast unauimonuly carried. M We have received this week, very .convincing and gratifying proof that our editorial course has been, in general, satisfactory to the colored portion of the Republican party in this parishab. We shall con tiuue our endeavorers to pect their farther approval, by advising them to lpursue ar course which we consi der right, and condusire not only to their own interest and bappizee a, but that also of the wholecommuni ty ot which they form so large a portion, and if that advice should not always prove exactly palatable, or in accordance with their own ideas, we hope they will give eos at least the credit of well meaning. At present there is nothing of so mauch importance, as to urge upon them the vital necessity of carrying eat lu every point and particular, the spirit incoloated in the paragraph of the New Orleans resolutions al luded to elsewhere, a spirit of for bearence, conciliation and good will towards the white populotmom, which will we sincerely believe, be recipro cated by the great majority of that class, and lead at last to the happi est remults, and the establishment of perfect harmopy between the tro races of our popplation. Governor Pinchback in his speech at the re ,crption given.Jiim oa hisretarn from Washington, said aalulows: "Be forbearing to your white fellow-citi zens, and cultivate the best relm tions with them, for yon have a common interest and bave tolive together." APPLEWO.T'5 JOURNAI.PL..-I. c Advertising Columns wilb e feand the prospectus of App on'sa Jogr nal, for this year, (18Th)..* qf the best published in Aaerica, as re. gards excellence In adl Its deart ments Thehiprint af I. Appletm & Co., is a guarantee for the hig'b I pjrit of any work they publish, sad their JoordiJ Is no exceptloq Qtl1e role, It is a Weehly Publieatice, aad in the number oftbe29thof,)fArcx in commenced a serial entitled, Ro xaise or OLD- COURT IaiP JI r RgAnCE, which promises to be ,qp usually interesting. : See Advertisement of John I i F Eru th 7n C93 NIATED. Democrat up. over the be out of his eace Second Ward, tsadd , and raws heart. ly upon his instinct for dbtsmalve material expressive of his alatrmis and critical situation commos with editor. s5 eepriw. He also manifests great tear as to the leadership (Qf. 4 party of Rapides, and mourns load ly or thre mlabitnae. s'ill id passed to the "pesseinIp of broken-down hacks of the pset age,' and gratuitously advises oar Gere nor Kellogg, "Made O klg the grace of the General wheeies a" secession, "not to be bassde lm a by such men." That It wAS ptfiAa ble to him, who voted in theu.a* cil to give Four IIHundred Dotflatof money belonging to the oauoes. tion, and collected for the iR.lgWev went of the town, to feed th pilS* cal thieves, plainders sad Met. ers of thabst Prinme oi nslomtpL, U O. Warmoth, at Odd F411Wat Eils th have a "Simon pure btih white or black, than the baset patriot traitor, of this I aUs but little doubt. Tbhe patriot to wrtas he objects, too honest and a.t spoken, with the fortitude to oppose tafusion and retrm Uander thiws guise of Democracy, belleriajapsf did that it was a party basdd sto. gether for the purpose of psMle - plunder, exposed their viti , at the ballot-box, and frauds upe registration. I will advisathe D.. eraot that it is the intention efth. Republican party of ERside, that the redolent "cpr" of th6 Domeorst shall not have a choice between $s. publicans, but to force him to tell the truth, seept the siuaties asa honest sheet, and aesept with dews suech rules as the Repebilosamp *q givre him, and be thankful *tr & blessings thus oezed. It those whom the Dsmocrut's e a prehension seem to bei awaehsms against, are so fortunate as to hip the control of the Republican parlt of Bapides, It Certaintly iL*. a cordingly to his prsgmoettmes, ultimately receive it, and it is q as arident he would long md 1a00g mourn tbis nationel iastroghe and give us a Acrd O s4I tears in evidence theseeCt asst neveCbccurred to the .musewst t"a; gratautons advice Isd i ys thqest to with aspicios, salt S ,4 come with it selish mo~tas'*.lseme I will-soaggst to him that a & 'i & vice to our Ooveranr thee 661 quarter, would *A as hesdiusje4 upon his ear as the bark (any, other "eart whose redolteme resebt imip.agnate the aistr of a .is, u his nanntam,.' We pity the sorrows at thV A old man, but as tbe time is at t and the opportusety popitlome-j. i bestowing blessings upon the b pie by driving the papsekesioke botb Parochial and StotoTreneg, p whoe hee made seu d q a and bre theMa oIi the UPa5*~ That the tepublicane. t of Ump will do as CiA their Got4St4i Odd Fettowe? Hal. SIoegag drive theo arpeth eadhi5btl derers o po*erpwe emS p Ibm tillliag at, theoS ford as MI~ lug. Rebmra, tras'esumest econemy ae 5andsamsntal 4 the BepubiFcaz partt, wWq 'J be adhered to sead stlesd pite the grqwlng of the cm," or gshe imst. (i OOMXUVATED. LorYD's Et ioi a aDrilM 1AAA Waid weuM like to kn*ow ( Jouslo ef the Pease or lt elected at ghqi ?a~ dt4 i ntW I the osartesy Vfenr pehsh I s'tbe.ae, bes. earIags 1 spesop~wal r, Tbe ar 'h e b eoatda the pblitest ttendaos. aP' The Niver4e falng.