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T.W0EA MPTON, Editor and Co
W. G. IOWA .D... Publisher.
VOL. 4.] NO. 51.
State and Parish,
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This arrangcrnent was made with
the formrt proprietor, by written
contrAct, th'refore no receipt is
good silged by moy one else.
.tWitn o0r pa.et to 4ay, %ill be:
fouted 4.Communication fr,'W W, in
answer to an qtinrisl i: the 1CA -
erat a short timned .iuze, oomoITenci. .
with the words. The iedrership of
the RadicakJ of Apuides,.&c., &c.
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.
S ce Certieacte of M. Legres,
Esq., ot his wonderful care, to
which h*. will refer sest week.
p I -- - ---
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* . . (:).·
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superceded by Nr.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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