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Saturday, Septemsber 97t 1 875, c
T. G. C.O PTON, Editor and Co
W. G. HOWARD.....Publisher. 8
VOL 1.] [NO. 24
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the following rule, adopted by meeost of the th
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TU PActre BaIsc.---Our popular
amd, Goodmas, of the Pacific' Coffee
Home, was the snesesefitl bidder at the an
aunda of the stands at the fair, for the
Coffee House and Cigar Stands, and whilst On
we will not msay that none of his eompeti- rid
teOs, wold have equaled him in the quail i
Ly of the liquid and vaperous refeshments
to be rahhed, we are certain that none
would hare~xaelled him. Goodman has a
repaion4 le which he values, ad le
has no idea lming, and so in visftang i
him at the will be sure of gettag~
as near year 's wrerthas it iapoelible we
to do. loo
r IeeF &tehanc's advertIse not
mernt of Howrds S g Machine, they will hi
have them on ihon at the ensuing chi
fair. By may pn hi machine im- wh
proved from the origin and lrst inWented "
one, is esteemed the in mse It took its
a premam at the Viea bhitlon. ln
 Se mw ad ofenlgraving Ho
of the death-ed o
"sr8tLaOmaLL" J x.
I Mr. W. 8. Briaghurt Ltunrrs at tb ,I
rewn lTallt0.ight. m
We printed as a poster a few days since,
a quarantine ordinance of the Town Coun
cil; why it was not ordered to be published
in our paper we cannot understand exactly.
Country people want information relative 'I
to such matters as well as town people ; be. 1
sides as we once before had occasion to re
mark a section of the act of incorporation 9
g, of the Town of Alexandria, makes it im
-perativo on tho Mayor and Council to pub- [1
Co- lish all ordinances in the Official paper.
We Iave heard of a good deal of complaint
er* and indignation being manifested at the P'
fact of the "Royal George," a boat from ei
Shreveport, which passed down a day or S
two since, and almost immediately return ai
ed, being allowed to land both here and at t
Pineville opposite, on her return, some tl
designating it as child's play, and others as
oriminal negligence and disregard of pub- i
lie safety on the part of the authorities.
Whave no opinion to express ourselves,' i
h, but have heard also, that the boat was F
quarantined above the falls the usual and o1
regular time. ec
We give some extracts from the Red Ri iern
ON News, published at Natchitoches, on the tt
subject, which apply here as well as there. C
The great danger is in the introduction tI
of goods from Shreveport and New Orleans to
kly which might and often contain the germ of re
for disease. Persons from infected districts A
and strangers, should not be permitted to be
enter our city during the plague, until a
fE thoroughly quarantined.
Against the introduction of infections or
the contagious diseases no remedy acts with
bhe more promptness than a genuine strict st
Quarantine. It insures tranq niity in the ti
public mind, which is a valuable point th
gained in a panic stricked community. Its of
usefulness is incalculable, and its surety s
against the spreading of malignant diseases so
needonly tobe felt to be appreciated. When re
di- we speak of Quarantine, we mean it in the
a true letter, and intentin of the laws of a
prudence and cleanliness, but do not mean lie
a per Quarantine -one that looks like ns
Ssafety but does not ensure even ordinary ,
, protection. ti
To perform quarantine duty with a view re
and intention of preventing the appearance n,
all of yellow fever, or other infectiousndiseases, w
blic those in charge of the health ofa contuuni
ght ty shu!ld without distinction of race color, c
and previous condition family ties, or from any ci
ub- other cause, prohibit all persons from an t
Lnt infected district from coming within quar.
be attine lines. 'ersons can have the germ
ise- of the yellow fever in their clothes for f
and weeks, and may give the disease to others ea
ar- and they themselves may never take it.- v
tc- [Red Ricer News. of
SE!A.TOn PINCUBAcK.-By the New Or
leans paper Re see that Senator Pinchback
has returned to New Orleans, and was hon- in
ted ored with a public reception, Hon. C. W. to
s Lowell made the welcoming address, which
the was reponded to, by Mr. Pinohback, in a so
eg- speech in which he alluded to his travels tb
ies and dwelt at length on the political sitna
md tion as he found it on his arrival. The tb
of President and the speculations as to his ne
candidacy for a third term, were also dis- sh
cussed, and the Senator expressed his opin- r
P ion that if General Grant desired it, he en
would most likely receive the nomination, re
ho- a belief which we observe is growing pret- f,
ty general, and does not seem to cause vc
ion much apprehension er excitement.
as -I
i- A New Church. of
'is- - St
r We see that the Congregation of the P'
A ac
ees colored Baptist Church in the river district, wi
for in Lamourie ward, are putting up a very tic
e comfortable Church on the bank, near the mi
mouth of Latanier Bayou, on a lot donated th
to them for the purpose, by Josiah Cham- to
10 bers, Esq. There is no more convincing an
ew proof of the improvement of the colored "
Ael- people, and the progress they are making kw
e) towards the enlightenment and respecta- n
)u- bility becoming free citizens of a great Re- all
public, than the attention they are paying el
to the two great requisites of the succesof th
Republican principles, Religion and Educa- hb
tion, and though their efforts may as yet be sit
m crude and tinctured with their past state
Sof credulity, ignorance sad snperstition, inl
or. they are bound to succeed in the end if on
f- they persist, for if they do, in such a canse
there is no possibility of failure.
; BRascureawo's VisrrTO Tor PRaESIDNr r.
all -General John C. Breckinridge called as a an
matter of pesonal courtesy eo President ph
Grant, whom hehad et seen simee the Mex- tat
nd ican war, where they were fellow eodmeers oh
and very intimate. Altbheugh Breckinridge pe
has been frequently in Washington since ca
he the close of the war, he did not think it to
he would be delicate for him to visit the Exe- wil
k- cutive Mansion. He was accompanied to neo
the Presideat's cottage by Mr. John Hori, ma
on and spent a portion of the evening in very W
ror agreeable eonversation. Senator Prelinn- hoa
hayson was psesent, ad others dropped a cot
a dunring the evening to pay their respects. lar
oNo alusion whatever was made to tile late tio
war on the part of either of the gentlemen. vie
y- The President greeted Mr. lBreckinridge ho
very kindly and referred to the last time ma
they met, which was when Grant was
ar slightly wounded in one el the Mexican on
e gagement. They called up old memories
he and old friends, and traced the latter into
after life. There is but a year's diffenee e
in the ages of the two gentlemen, General
at Grant being fifty-two and General Breckla- pe
. ridge fifty-one. The lalter received an ina
ii vitation to call again. m
to faim
A few days since Mrs. Clement B. Care, the
Sliving in Warwick tewnship, Chester coun- pr
a ty, aesr Hopewell PFurnace, after putting a
l hsr babe (fourmonthold) to sleep, aidit tice
is the cradle and went about the hase at- h
tendig to other daties, and after a little Ele
SwhSe ahe looked at the babe to see that all o<
le was right, awd anotiesd how very pale it 8ta
looked, and sesmed to have great difficulty bee
in breathing. Fbaring that something was te
e not right she took the child on her lsp and the
11 began to examine its uder-clothing, and uOe
feeling something like a cord around the son
i child's body, she stripped o its clothing, lica
- when a snake about thirty taches long, of eon
Ssome kind to her unknown, woetsnd coil- casi
ed tight around its body, a-O it slacken Noi
its coil until nearly every vesS of cloth
ing was removed. His snakeshp then made Ur
a hasty exit into a hole by th Ike-hearth.
g How it got into the cradle a[ under the B
elething, without being observed by Mrs. hbo
Cre, who was in the rame all the time, re- he
mains to her a mystery. mot
.h. Inst spike in the Cain, and Fultn of I
road has been driven. thi
tly. (:):
tive Testimony of Their Regis
be- trars and Election Officers.
s re-:):
iub- [From the St. Louis Globe, September 15.]
aint Brainard P. Blanchard, the chief mani- J
the pulator of the fraud, in an affidavit of sev
enty closely written pages swears:
rom That he was appointed by Henry C.
F or Warmoth. Governor of the State of Louisi
n ana, to the office of State Registrar of Vo
l at ten, being also, by virtue of said office, ex
officio supervisor of registration in and for
eme the parish of Orleans; that he filled the
a as said office during the years 187(;, 1871 and
rb- 1872; that in the last named year he was
in full political sympathy with the Liberal
ts. movement, and subsequently, upon the fa
ves sdion of the Liberal and Democratic parties,
,as with what was known as, and styled the
Fusion party, and in conjunction with
and others of the same political party he devis
ed plans for carrying the general election
,j. in the State of Louisiana on November 4
187i2, in favor of the said Fusion party and
the their candidates for President ial Electors, t
ere. Congress and State and municipal oflies c
!ion that, with this object in view, he proposed B
ns to take advantage of all the powers confer
n of red upon him by the acts of the General
icts Assembly of the State of Louisiana, num
Ito bered respectively, acts Nos. 90 and 100,
ntil approved March 16, 1870, and known as e
the registration and election laws of 1870.
ith Deponent furthes says that he also in- t
ict structed aseistant supervisors of regi stra- a
the in tion in the parish of Orleans that whenever a
ts they found upon the registry of 1870 n: res I
of persons making their marks (X), and a
supposed to be negroes, and not known per- I
W sonally to them, to procure two per sons, t
the registered voters in their respective w;irds, I
to prepare a list of such names and Make s
s of an affidavit that they "had reason to be- i
can lieve and did believe" that the persos e
e named therein were not residing in the (
ary ward on the tenth day preceding the elec- v
tion, and the assistant supervisors were di-.
new rected to erase from the lists of vote re all I
ace names put down in said affidavit; ant I this d
no, was done, although the law madie it the In
ity- ty of the Board of Metropolitan Police c
lor, Commissioners to cause a canvass of the s
any city of New Orleans, and prescribed that t
an the names of such persons as should be re- s
'ar- ported by them as '`not found" only sl] ould t
srm be stricken from the registry list. Such c
for affidavits were made, and resulted i u the i
iers exclusion of 2472 legally registered co lored v
voters from the polls in the city on the day t
of election.
Ork Deponent further says that in order to r
annoy and hinder colored men in register
on- ing, he instructed the assistant sunpervi:tors
W. to throw every possible obstacle in the way
rich of the United States supervisors of election
and deputy marshals appointed to repre
ca a sent the Republican party, such as refusing
eels them access to the books, or permission to
na- remain behind the railing, etc.; and the as
sistant supervisors were further instructed "
the that whenever any considerable nnmber of
his negroes were waiting for registration they
lis- should raise some frivolous obtjectiou to the
action of the U'nitod States officials, anl
in- refuse to submit to the requirements of the
he enforcement act, which conduct frequently
on, resulted in the arrest of assistant supervi
sors and the closing of their offices some- a
timnes for the entire day, large numbers of p
use voters being thus deprived of registration. l
Deponent further says that supervisors
of registration appointed throughout tlie
State were all in the interest of the Fusion 8
the party, and were selected, not only on th at
a.count, but because of their suppos d K
ict, willingness and ability to carry the ele e- tl
ery tion in favoaof that party, by whatev er s,
the manigulation was. possibly and necessa, y e
under the registration and election law: ; ,
that in the parishes where there was know n
m- to exist a large Republican majority th e
ng supervisors were, in most cae, terso0 ab
sent from New Orleans to the parishes i
which they were to act, and men we'l
known for their personal recklessness ac d l
ta- unscrupulous character, and familiar wit hi
Re- all the machinery uled in manipulatir g 0
ig elections and the powers conferred upen m
supervisors of registration by the laws ; o1
sof that said supervisors were instructed, ve'
ca- belly or otherwise, to impede in very pe ,-,
be sible manner the registration of colored vi- -
tars, in such ways as closing their offia. ma
when large numbers of negroes were wai t- f
m, ing for regitration, alleging that they we re tl
I if out of blanks, when in truth they were m n- a
m ply supplied, removing their ooesm to 1 i
mote points, notifying only white men of ci
their location, and ,iving no notice to trhe ci
negroes; giving notice of the location of the
-r. ome at one point, and establishing it at ti
s a nother without notice; establishing poll- *
mt places without due notice, so as to faci li- o
ax- tate the casting of a large Fusion vote, a ad
rm obstructing the voting of Republicans. .e
lge pecially of colored men; that to furtl ter a
iee carry out the before recited detsrminati on a
: It to carry the election at any risk, deponeat, af
re- withont authority of law, directed tha a
to new and complete registration should be E
ri, made in the parishes of East Baton Roun:ge, a
ry West Baton Rouge, St. James and Tangilj hi
- bheoa, each of which parishes was known to
n contain a large Republican myority, an i a
ta. large exces of colored over white la
ate tion, on the pretext that the books ofpe- a
n. vious registration could not be found, ssid
go books having been previously purposely ,
ns made away with.
as Deponent further says that he believ, e
tand has reason to believe, and knows tlhat a
had not the fraudalent practices as ab( ve m
Srecited been resorted to and made use of by t
a- peross in tbhe interest of the Fusion party,
Sand for the benest and advantage ofd li
Fusion party as hereinbefore set 'orth, snd of
had the election returns been properly rindm o
fairly made b3 the supervisors throughout
*, the State, and had the large Republic~an
a- parishes which were thrown out, jnily, t
i . andfor the purpose f rednuing tbe B lpo th
it lican vote, been counted, as they sho2ld
t- have been, the eandidates for Presidential ti
e Electors, members of Congress, and St ate
rll omoer upon the Republicas national an!
t State tickets weald have shoxn to have
ty been elected by a large mqjority ef the re
as te cast in the State, at the election held on ni
id then fourtbh of November, 1872. And depo. ca
id nnt further says that he believes, has re-a p
Sson to believe, and knows that the Repub
g, lican national and State tickets received.a on
of considerable majority of the votes actually sh
il- cast at the election held on the fourth of f
SNovember, 1872, in the State of Louisiana.
a Robert H. Chadbnrn deposes: That on or w
a. hbont the seventh day of September, 1772, th
e- he was appointed by Governor Hii. C. War- of
moth assistant supervisor of registration in on
the parish of 4t. Charles, in the sid State
n of Louisiana; that on or about the twenty-. no
third of October a communication was is- So
sued by Governor Warmoth to one Bott9, rii
as assistant supervisor of registration for a
St. Charles, in afliant's place;: that afLant I
- came to the city of New Orleans to see Gov- v
ernor Warmoth regarding this matter; that a
Governor Warmoth told him that the Fu- v
sionists somplained that he was a Grant a
man and was not sufficiently in the Fusion y
interests, and asked aflant what the vote o
was in St. Charles parish; that afflant told p
him about 150(J Republican and 300 Demo- a
cratic; that Governor Warmoth thtnu asked b
him how much he could cut dowl Kellogg's t
majority in St. Charles parish: that alliant g
replied he could cut it down several hun- c
.] dred; that Governor Warmoth askcn afflant n
if he could not cut Kellogg down to 300 ma
i- jority, and afliant replied that he might do a
r so; that Governor Warmoth told affant he c
could do what he liked with the parish v
ticket, but Kellogg must be beaten; that G
Governor Warmoth promisae ani he
would keep him in his positiom if he would
do what the Fusionists wanted him to do ii
in making up the returns of the elections tl
in St. Charles parish; that Governor War- o
moth, in this same conversation, told aM- i
ant he wished Gibson to be counted in as it
member of Congress from this district, and a
Sheldon to be counted out, that on the n
Smorning before the election. vis: Sunday, o
SNovember 3, 1872, afflant was informed that h
h he hd been removed as assistant supervi- r
sor of the parish of St. Charles, and he im- h
n mediately came to the city of New Orleans L
and had an interview with Governor War. fi
moth in a room at the St. Charles Hotel; ;1
that Mr. Gibson was present during part i1
of the interview ; that Governor Warmoth te
said that the Fusionists were raising hell tl
with him for keeping afflant as supervisor; tl
that in order to retain his position affant
must make strong pledges to work in the b
SFusion interest in St. Charles parish, by t:
carrying the election for them; that afflant e
said he would do what he could, but that n
there was a chief constable in the parirh t
who did not work in harmony with him; j(
1- that Governor Warmoth then gave afflant b
i- a blank commission for chief constable, n
ir saying afflant could appoint any one he
Is pleased, by just inserting his name; that if o1
4 afflant would work right and cut down the a
r- Republican majority, that atllant should d
a, be appointed tax collector of St. Charles ti
a, parish; that Governor Warmoth farther II
:e said that he could control any appointment
s- in McEnery's gift, if he (McEnery) were 0c
is elected Governor; that afflant asked if ti
Le Governor Warmoth was sure that McEnery p'
would appoint him tax collector, where- fa
i- upon Governor Warmoth took aflant to ti
II Mr. McEnery, in the same hotel, and intro- -
is duced afflant as the gentleman to whom he se
i- (Governoa Warmoth) hal promised the tax i
e collectorship in St. Charles parlsh in con- ci
c sideration of his services to the Fusion par
it ty as supervisor of election; that McEnery ci
said it was all right. Afflant further says d
d that he isaand has always been a Republi- hi
h can, and that he returned St. Charles par- he
le ish as Republican by 1.09 majority, whech tc
d was what the Republican party was enti- pi
y tied to in said parish. at
These extracts will, perhaps, he enough.
Half a dozen smaller lights in the Fusion o0
ranks give corroborative testimony. to
Governor Kellogg, with this evidence be
and any number of exhibits, tabes, etc., fu
in his possession, left this evening for the P':
- ti
R. JI . ffSga g le
n of
fV urnlers antIs m t
A number of gentlemen having organized
a leagues or fellowship, intended to be com- f
f posed exclusively of farmers and farm
laborers, and having for its object directly a
the interest and comfort of the agriculturast, .
have selected as acommittee to prepare and
publish an address which is directed to the
sober, dispasionate judgment of every son
of toil anil production of our whole land.
In endeavoring to discharge this duty wel
I will not insult you with an argument as to hl
the necessity of combination among our
r selves as a class. Heretofore we have toil- et
Y ed and produ:ced the sinews of war in trou
ile, the necessities and comforts of life in c
peace. Others have fed and grown rich in
speculation upon the blood of our labor;
Sbecause, by combination, they worked har- c
imoniounly for their interests, while we, by as
imuscle and individual action, toil on from o
I generation to generation, and receive but a ai
pittance of the blood of our toil, and the al
only reason is that we have depended too p
much upon muscle, and have not put into
our business the fiull capital of our brains.
By more exercise of brain we will see the
- necessity of combining our forces together
- to cultivate the moral and Christian vlr
Stass toward each other; to have charity
- for each other's faults and failits, andj
I thereby eradieate prqIjdiem and rivalries
- so that a generous confidence and melimmane
Sin each other may be built up and stregth. o
f cued, to the end that with one nalted and
combined voice we will at last, and for the
f irs time in the world's histor; by righL
take and hold the position of the first and
most powerful class admi calling on the face
of earth.
i For yeamrs and years the tolling farmer 3
uhas looked anxiously with pnumle brain tO
and aching ee for some measure of relief; s
Sand during the last few years could hear o
faint and confused accounts of the
I efforts of the laboring man in England in
his heroic, npvertiring fight againat capital,
and was cheered to learn that by strict re
liance in each other, and firm, practiesble, o
combined force, their emancspation was
steady, until even the barriers of nobility
and ro ity were making concessions to a
r-ce that wan too powerful to be reslsted.
Again, when the seed of the same case sh
was planted in the Northwest, and farmers
began teo organise into leagues J alled ro
gee, distant echoes would find their way to
even the poor cabin of thefarm laborer, i
and quiet, anxnious, earnest inquiries were
made ot us and others for information as
to the bene8fits of the orgpisation; and the
cabin at last felt a ray of hope; a silver
lining to a cloud yet far distant, and many t
of these toilers of the hield were anxious
for the establishment ofgrangsein our own
State and pariah. so
Ater de% ,West lastwereinformed as p
to the nature, the objeeta and working of ye
the order known as the Patrons of u- r
bandry, now organised into a grand na
tionel instituation.
While we found i ets m nobles and
glorous and the op atns plain and
practcaal for substantil good te the tolling
laborer, we found the order clothed wt
rules that to us seemed entirely impracti
cable for our section and our producing
We found the institution to be a social D.
one, while we were longing for one of
sharp, substantial business; and the very a
foundation on the social idea, in our local- w
ty, shuat out from the doors of the order
the colored man, whose labor in our parish i
produces eighty out of every hundred bales
of cotton and and bushels of corn made
within ite limits. The National Grange, o
therefore, could not benefit the great by
of the toilers on our farms, dwas fxe
on the exclusive Cacasmslan basis.
Another consideration if this last were So
not enough, was the fact that we of the El
South were the producers of cotten. sugar- ve
, rice and tobacco, the special articles upon
Ir whieh all our foreign commerce as a ation
t is based, and without which the ery re
veaues and life of our National bov( r .
t ment must weaken and languish, and the
- very articles that not only foed and fatten
t millions of natural worms that qaist on the
n yet green leaf of the plant, but thousands
e of human worms, who, as middle men,
d press the lifo blood out of the lint thereof,
º- and leave scarcely a drop for the poor la
d borer that made and produced it; articles
a that the dominant weight of a national
t grange would have a direct interest in
cheapening; an interest that, as business
t men, none could blame them forexercising.
Then, as the object is not political, and
o as no partisan tests can be made ordis
e cussed, there seems to us no fair reason
h why we should belong to the National
t Orange, even if it were open to our produc
e Bat the door of the National Grange be
o ing closed to the main body of our people,
a the demand has come from them for some
I organization that proposes some relief; and
I we, in obedience to that demand, with hes
t itation, with distrust as to our judgment to
d start an enterprise to us so grand, yet so
e necessary, have ventured to orgasnie an
original order, a firm leaghe of confidence;
it have adopted a constitution, by-laws and a
I. ritual, and in respectful deference to all,
º. have elected the officers of the Supreme
s League only provisionally; and after the
. full organization of a sufficient number of
subordinate leagues proves that the organ
t ization is approved by the personm it is in
h tended to benefit, then, upon due notice,
11 the league will elect by ballot officers of
their own free choice.
t But while addressing ourselves to the la
e boring farmer of every race and natior all
y ty, and inviting them to calmly weigh and
t examine the objects of our order, its machi
,t nery as to its practicability, you will de
h termine for yourselves whether you will
; join us in our grand enterprise, and if its
t benefits are not apparent to you, we have
1, no argument to make to convince you.
e We have no grand flourishes to make in
if our favor; we have no defences to urge in
e anticipation of attack and opposition; we
1 desire to put the canuse on an honest and
e truthful basis, and do our business aseord
r ing to the firms and laws of busineas.
t Ralrads and telegraphic lines being
a completed, time and space are annihilated;
f the producer and manufacturer or foreign
y purchasing agent are brought, as it were,
face to face. We. propose to do our own
a trade direct through our own sworn agent
-or, in other words, to do our trading oar
e selves, and sell for the highest price we can
r gat and buy at the cheapest market we
can find.
This needs no apology, no defense. If we
can sell our cotton at the entire cost of one
dollar per bale, and get our supplies one
hundred per cent. cheaper than we have
heretofore, it would be folly in us to refuse
to do so, and it would he but a piece of im
pudence in others to iuterfere with us in
subch a pursuit.
We are fully aware of the difficulties in
our way at the very beginning of our en
terprise. Most of the cotton of the poor la
5 borer is encumbered fur rents and supplies
furnished. These honest debts must be
paid before the cottoit is moved.
We are assured that in all cases where
the landlord or the merchant insists on his
legal right to have his money before a sale
of the cotton, that we can obtain money
necessary to pay the charges, from New
York or Washington capitalists, and all
they require is the same surety that our
own bankers take and have in advancing
cash to buy cotton for shipment to New
Orleans for sale. We art assured the cash
will be here, and for our use and benefit.
Therefor the coming crop advances will
be needed by a rent many whose close
economy have not yet emancipated them
from debt and destitution. This want we
are sure the Leagues can meet because the
combined credit of the many will be miore
safe than the credit or ability of the indi
The order is not intended to aid those
who are too idle a.d improvident to aid
themselves, but for those who are willing to
elevate themselves by theirown muscle and
brain, and by our combination and small
eues from each collected into one fund will
soon enable us to give all neceesary advan
ces ourselves and thus cmancipate otunel
Yes from the domination of the capitoalst.
We do not propose to make a war on
capitalists, but simply to do without them
as far as possible. We are not in our faith
or tendency agrarian beeause by mutual
aid and the help of a divine providence we
all are in an humble and independent and
pregnant way to be land owners and small
capitalists ourselves.
Our cpustitutiso and laws doubtless will
be founll to be defective in many partieu
lare, but they will give the substantial idea
of theobjects sd pnrpess of the order.
If the objetsae good and gives'w ualse of
any lls to you, our utmost ambition is
gratified, if we have seueeded in giving a
start and a tone to our ideas so as to enlist
h juodgment and labo of minds wiser sad
oldr tharnos, we astisdd rad dlede
ourselves to labor in the d nerl
rectors whose brain is wisr ad nobler
than ours.
We simply start an order witheout refer
ence to Stats, Parish or coanty lines; we
make th hendqarters Mat Shreveport, La.,
to be changed if the vole of the order shall
so determine, and should this eiort of oure
engage the attentison and interest of our
farmers and laboring predneers all infor
mation asked for will be cheerfully given
by R. J. Looney, G. D., Reaben White' A.
.D., or E. W. Durant, the Recorder of
our Supreme League at 8hreveport.
In conclusion lt us urge sue ucct tha
ordner is of universaul applieation to all
agraculturist as a class, and' whether the
scauncsean, preod of his race and scalling,
shall read this address in his arpeted
rooms, or examinel and explained to the
brawny man in his rude Loorles eabin, we
addre all and eeah s brothers in the same
intyrest. The man who produces a bale of
eotton or bushel of eorn, a barrel of sugar,
molasses or rice, or a pound of tobsaeeo for
male, is specially appeuled to and in the nt
most candor permit us to amusnre all of feoa
toilers of the feld, that should oorplan net
meet your aprOustloi we ask and pr
you in bebafedr aelmas that yo dev
some oth plan mare promisng and more
practial and our mind and hurt Is with
you to work sad serve undr your bright
e and better beaner.
In the suit before the district court, of
P. A. Simmons, Preident of the Police Ju
ry, and Charles LeRoy, parish treasurer, vs.
D. H. Boallt, tax collector, the jury brought
in a verdict against the defendant for the
sum it40,000,. A motion for a new trial
was over-ruled by Judge Osborne, and the
ce goes uptothe SupremeCourt. The
triypl of this suit occupied ten days examin
ation of evidenee only, and was inally sub
mitted without argament. The jury was
oomposed exclusively of colored men.
[Natakusas lhms.
The cattle disae ha renached St. Louis
omem twenty4v. eows died last week
Every precaution has been taken to pre
vent its spreading.
The Eais timFrauds E
We copy 1ft6h the St. Louts l04
morning a very full and fairly sta
tome of the atmtion, recently
the matter of be Louisiana election
perpetrated st fall. As starting 8
discloservA are, thtas made under thse
emnitl of the oathe of the several
there is scarcely a statement made, l
ly .ot a material fact, that has nsa
I known to us and scores, nay, hunle d
amen of both parties ever since the aia
We have, on every fiAtinE oesio e
the readers of the epMeSi that
sionits made a attempt toWem
Stwenty thousand Repubomiea
this State by the introduction of
whleh could not be suetamed' bya
men. Yet what we mid was
the score of party seal, and the old
the Fuason paper that "the aeol
elected the opposition ticket
a time the utterances of truth. W
d complicity or privity of Colonel M
Mr. Penn, James Graham, and the
candidates on the Fsion ticket is tW
Ster, we have nothing to do. It sen
nmake any difference to us, as the
tative of the Republican party ofi1,
whether the parttes who weould
y, profit by the hads hd any
of them at any time, either bef t
e the election, or not. It has been oa
vor to protect our own party tey.
tion by sauch means, without i' .
to who were the really muilty
Fusion candidates are respo
their confiding friends, not to us,
conduct. we are responsible to amr
for ours. It has been our endeaver
tet it m all foes, open an d
d and to sound the alarmon the flat
of danger. But no attempt has beii
to call Fhsion offenders to aecount.
11 it has not come within our proviat
quire into the acts of individuals,
is asuggestion, however, that has
ly occurred to as in this connection,
a may or may not be of value: If the
candidates were ignorant of the esus
e were put forth by their frienad to
their election, then they were the
formed men in the city.
Sines these affidavits have bead
however, two of the Fusion organs
come out promptly and disolaimed for
onel John MEney and, so fr as
Sjudge, for all the L uson coan
a total gnorane of t whole a
t heating. These disclaimers pm es a
terest for us, being made probably
authority, farther than y show a
se ition, now that the whole thing has
brought to light, to join hands with
Republicans in repudiating the whole
inemss. We have always protected
having our opponents take any advan
from their ~wvn wrong. And now that
Swrong hs been proved by their own
we expect they will cease to insist n
election of Colonel Mcenery. If
is to be insisted upon, on both ides
can not be permitted to plead the gqIC
fal acts committed in their interest siLr
title to the offices for which they
didates. As tte Herald very nagb
ly remarks that not a candidate 4r t-.
sion ticket would design to aecptll "
to which he had not been fairiy el wY
may hope that its assurance will be
borated by the clients in whose
speaks and that we shall hear am
the Louisiana question. For the
ny shows beyond all doubt that the
ble gentlemen referred to were not
but failed by several thousand votes.
as their ensse of propriety would he
thaem repudiate the wrongs comIr
tensibly in their interest at the
1 their commission, we may presume
a they will reita to any ger
themselves entitled to tihe o s r w
they ran, and which they have bea,
suing before Comeass ever since. It
not detract from their credit perhaps dis
the fact be known that these offes al
revocably beyond their reaxsl, and Shat
ter the expose which has bean made
party can be found in Congress Crat iof
to espouse their cause. For thet ea
twin eclat that attaohes to every
1 promote justice and right, w
1 champions aceriice their interseater
aaae explanation may be
Governor McEnery by bhis friends i
matter, with which we have nothing
It i sufficient for out purpose that
truth has come out at last, that the
tence of organised hands has beae
lished, withoutpursuing the guilty
Let those who have been so long
if there are any in this position,
I agents to account, and if they
guilty, punish them or not, at their
tion. All we claim is freedom from
bance in the eqjoyment ofr po
try at the polar This point we F
tinn toi e apon.--[N. O.
i -
.WAsrmrdr, tom Framktms P
vUuTruza PA.rTCUL~ns.
SThe Wianusbor A of t he It _
qaes, the lm the bedips t
Smardleed Judg Or-eat r
to er PmUowi this tstbau
r Thomas 8. Cr1,w-ord and Dstr
- Arthur IL. rri left Col)mbia "i
Sish of Caldwell, Loasian, en the
September, 1873, at shout 9 '
a route for Wl m,,pmb I
La., wher the Datsrtt Cert
I let Cdmbia Eathe s two P
I day! Har ias d and rer
Sback, I was inmy bI
I arrived at thL plao, whichL
SColumbia eal Winboro reed,
miles tfre Oolumbia d mie
from Whsbmoa, at aboet 5 e
I stopped my bars, mad ot 
some emisn liy in the reed
inlaeme of intu atg liqnors;ml
Sinsg, Iufondtht Harris was
bhe maddle-helm was ded, ad that
SCrawford w also dead. Haurrls
Sn th maetk Ide of the rwe wtt
Strned to the mrth; Judge
o a ithe e s dof theeemd wt
tagh lm ths d wi th
I did at ~amise the bdiem
hbe deead bde d em ton
d two r three hemr when I
f ered them. I know notal g of
or causemme of their death, exasp thet
sminatloa I find that they were
kiiled b i been sbot wit
are pmek Arthur H. Hmrris
have received msventeen
SM ck a ht theid, twrtn
the remalader in the beck ad head.
rties on his pemon his wath and
Greaarms a prosom h hs rotd
are lying between m and his bLe mb
sbhot twenty Let bees his has.
SJudge Or-wfd msea- to bsea
grieat asay sbe it i tmslpesible to
the number; the fatal shots werS hI

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