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Saturday, Oc'ober 11, 1873. ci T. O. COMPTON. Editor ad t Proprieter. W. G. HOWARD..... Pblisher. h w OFFIC E: ON I HE CORNER OF SECOND AND MURRAY " STREETS. OFIICIAL JOURNAL OF THE ft State and Parish, T ALSO, OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE G PARISIIES OF GRANT AND VERNON tl TEltMS : c T'lt; GAZETTE is published Weekly li at $2 50 per aunun ; $l 2J for a six months. Ig IX V.1RIABL1 IN AD VANCE. A VI)VE'rISERMENTS inserted at the rate of ,"1 (H) per tsutaro for the tirst intsertion and oeuacets forp each subsequent one. Eic;irr lin.es of brevier, or a space i of o13ne inlch in any other type ai sri u;l. l lia nily Illllmtber of atldi- I tLi't 1 liacs over f'ttOr couts as a ,ltlar' . PA. ITICULAR NOTICE. Fromn this time until fulrther rnotice,. ll Judicial Advertisement and other public matter will h set up in thro\ ier type, eight lines of brevier .ou,nltit utthe a ,ItSFnre, and ( the space occupied by the Iheading alld nh-l, script ion qf Judicial Advert i'smtents ieitmnt as full lines. 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If subztscribcrs muore to other places ithout iuforming the publisher, and the papers are sent to the former direction. they are held respoersible. 5. Thile court have deciloed that refusing to take peuiodicals from the offiee, or re moving and having them uncalled for, is Ptl:. A PrcE evidence of intentional fraud. S6;. Any person who receives a newspaper and makes use of it. whetlher he has order ed it or not, is held ia law to be a subscri ber uitw'.ls c s G.vt.--Wt O nderstand that two mteu named Lewis were shot and killed in (Grant, 'lbet Tuesday, by man namted M Call. Various exaggerated r morn have been prevalent, bht we cannot hear anything reliable, except that it was a private quarrel. No BorATs.--For ten days or two weeaks we have had e boaet from New Orleans, sanl at thepreset writing there is not much probability of so desirable an event. Some thing is the matter; either the river is low er than it ever was before, or the breed of low water boatmea has rua out. We have seen the time when you eould wade Eroes old Red, but there were boats running nevertheless. The eotton crop is generally gather rd and of enre Is a light one. Judge W. W. Howe has aned the New Orleans Thus (br a hundred thousand dol I.ee for defamottoo nf char:c.ter HARPER'S WEEKLY. In the opinion of certain journals of the a South of which the Now Orleans Ptel0' and Berald are fair samples, Harpers'as Weekly is one of the most bigotted, an- t scrupolous and illiberal supporters of Gen- t eral Grant and his adnlinistration right or 9 wrong. The unmber of the 2tlh of eptem ber, has as usual its page' or two devoted to politics, and from each of the four arti- i dles which we make extracts, and each of those extracts according to our ideas, con tains as much good conservative reasoning, hard sense and sound argument as could well t condensed in the same space by any other journal, in this or any other country : The Political Situation. The Eastern king in the fullncss of his . power had the death's-hearl laid daily be fort him to remind him of his motality. I The Republican party, now absolutely su- I preme, may wisely consider its situation. Its career is the noblest chapter in our his tory. It has maintained the Union, it has abolishledl slavery, and by the re-election of General Grant it has virtually destroyed the Democratic party, whose principles inll the resolution of 'J" covertly ju titied se cession, and whose policy was theextension and perpetuation of slaverv. The Renub liran dominance is to-dlay in nodanger from any other existing and eticient party or ganization. No reversal of Its great nreas 1ure is proposed. No antagonistic nation al policy is suggested. The danger of the Republican party is not from without, lint from within. It is not wise to forget that a considerable vote was cast last year for General Grant tuider protest. and that th,' object of that vote has been achieved. The intelligent and conscientious opin;on, which has alwav Iwen and is now the Republican strength. 1 is very independent, and wears lightly the party cockade. It does not value the par tv. but the purpose- for which it has been :sustained. The best nmn in the country have' supported the Republican party, we I cause, they felt that by so doing they serv ed In the most practicable way liberty and public morality. And so long as they feel this they will continue to support it. But when they cease to feel it the party can count upon them no longer. Vain will be the thunder of the party tom-tom. It has no terror for those who do not seek place or pluhcder. The Union is not new imperil ed. :namncipation is secure. Repudiation is a dreamn. The re-election of the Presi Ident has dissipated the hope of reaction. The Repnulican party is not now bound together by the overshadowing dangers of the recent years, and it can therefore ,main tain its present nuquestioned ascendency only by the character of itsadministration. If it should he seen that the national pla tronage con,trols local politics more anti more. despite- the claiml of a reform of the civil service; if recognized rsepresentatives of the national administration in "he vari oun States and in Congress should not comr mand, because they would not deserve gen eral respect and confidence, if continuous Republican victories at the polls should not stay the torrent of corruption, and bring the best character. ability; training, and experience into the management of public affairs-thea the earnest patriotism that made ,bhe Re.psheans party would mate another. which wenld gloriously con tinue the weac that the Republican party glorionsly lwcgah. Every Repuhlican, however, who knows the practical value of an existing and etfi cient organization, and who honors the I party name and tradition, will do what he e in to have the party represented by its I:-t. men and held to its highest aim. This Sinm we done only by refusing to support e improper nominations, however "regular" r they may he. and by vigorosaly censuring all improper action upon the part of Re presentativeS. Let every voter remember that managers do not make a party, and that the Only way to control them is to de Sfeat them. If they find that baid men are not snpdmrtel, they will nominate goat men. And if, by the refusal tos:apport their action, the opposition sun'oesds, it is the maiagers., not the vote.rs, who are rsmpon sible. This kind of indpendlence was nev er so easy as it is nowv. The present duty of Repnblicans is not so much to support the party as to insist antd to take care that the party shall be worthy of support. A Third Term. a Five years ago, when General Blair warn 4ed the cou:ntry to hewa-e lest General Grant. once going int, the White Honse, should refuse to go out, the country smiled, as it did at Mr. Caleb Cushing's earlier vis ,on of "the man cnt horseback" who was tI creme ridilnbg ovr the horize,' to enslave .us And, imdeel. centrasted with the fact of the patriotic Plresidentcy of General Grant, these imperial pilelurls are very lu Un-eses; for no saci casful woll!er ever pass el from the camnp to the cabinlet with less personal ambiti:n .and official ratentation. Yet it in around Gjeleral Grant that thre newspaper debate if C'laarisnm and the thirdl tern h;Las arisen. Notbdy asserts that he h.-s ever ex-rlssed any desire for a third term. Sil. I1ess has it hbeen hintrd by ally I lne lpereon that he is likely to tty a coup de tat. No polit imal lehler ofumarkhas suig h ''get'l ta:tl he should again e.- no'-;nuatej. Yet there is eundonbtedly a general feelin, that if he wished to Is hL eroa robbly could Ie. Ihe resul: of this fewlimg has ileen wholesoeme so far :u. it has Iel to reflectiem upon the changes that have- nuconsciously taken place in our government, and the new chanees that have developed in our political progressA. Nor is there any doubt that these reflections show the vital and imminent neeeasity of a radical reform in the system of the civil service. The practical remedy is obvious. It is to do weat the fathers supposed they hlad done. It is to restriot the civil service to its preper functions by removing it from mere party control. When that is done a d third term or a sixth term need be nomore d alarming than a fleat term. But untel that is done it may anxiously and justly be ask n ed whether a third term does not make a sixth term more probable. The other Itme dy which has been proposed, the one-term amendment, is entirely unsatisfactory. It * would not prevent the peril which arises from the present system ofthbecivilservice, and might easily expose the country to Sserious danger, as it would have done dur ing the rebellion. There could be no better time than thin Sfor dirsousing these questiona. It is not be cause the Presidemey of General Grant pe culiarly exposs ansto danger, but, on the contrary, beoanse the ertainty of four tran f quil yesrsofadministration gives the oppor Stinity of careful deliberation. The pnrltof , great power is not felt in the hands ofaggod and patriotic man. But if a man like Ge_ oral butler should ever chance to reach the Presidency, would it be wise to tempt him with splendid facilities of mischief ? Did r- Andrew Johnson give us no uacemfortable sense of the power of an unscrapnloua or willul Presidcnt to make trouble? The a restrictions of the Constitution were not 1- necessary for Washington. They were not mal* for him. hot for the avcears man Oessral Grant does not menace us. But the power of his office may. And as our fathers limited it with the light of their experience, so must we restrict it by the light of ours. There is not doubt of the g9 ithfd love of the American people for r their political institutions. They love and it trust them because they believe themi to be di the guarantees of liberty and order. The tl question is, how can they so amend and of improve them as to preveunt those very in- iL stitutions from being perverted to wound h, what they are meant to protect f We may, s indeed, run for luck. L'udoubtedly. Os triches bury their heads in the sand. But it is neither the part of wisdom nor of com. a mon-sense. C A Happy Event. I The political defeat of General Butler in h Maasschtsetts is a cause of national con- d gratulation. Even if he had succeeded ill e securing the nomination of Governor, his o opponents woulddouhtl~s have vindicated a the character of the Republican party and a their own self-respect by nominating an other candidite. Had tLe consequence of their action been the defteat as well as the a rupture of the party, they would have ien t guilty who presented a candidate who t could not be supported by those who feel i that the party and the country are in peril a t from that political immorality of wiich a 1 General Butler is a conspicuous represent- a tive. ReIpublicans can not afford to choose ',clth li.aders as thce can not afford to de- I Sfend and support measures and poltIcies Swith u hich such men are indentitied. "Poo- e n ple seem to forget New Orleans," said Gean- t eral Butler. sub.,tantially, in one of his " speechs soliciting the nominati,h. "and " - to think only of twenty-five hundred ,lol lars increase of salary." The remark ilaus- t ,s trate.s the man. If he has ever done any i good service. he can not see why high rin-' e 'iple, honesty, and decency should ctlbse- t *r quently Iw demanded of hint if he happens to wish official and representative respon I sibility. General Butler began his efforts to secure i. th nomination by an elaborate letter j Asti e tying thie "salary grab," a lneasur, e lhich r- has disgusted honest pallicenutimn, ut I ,ore o than any other of late years. HIedeferided y his oT;ns' in every speech. He gloried in r- it. "'I put it through, as is my custom ; as I put M.unmford through,' he said, subs tau d tialle, on every stump. His nomination el would have ei-C!e ti: ac-.lptancnofhis lIlat it form. It woutld have been the approval by n Ma.ssachuse-tts Rtpublicans of an act w iich e Wis:cnsiun lepublicans wish to prohibi; by is the Constitution, and which lionorable:une e condemn. The advocatesofGeneral Betler 1- complain that every thing is alleged bhile an nething is proved against him. But the i- general himselfgi' es us seven columr', of a. proof against himself, as Senator Car, sn Id ter did mn Wisconsin. The general tays of that it is a Representative who has roc eiv a- ed the salkay agreed upon, and has rect ipt y ed f'or it in uill, to addl thirty per con;;. to n. the amount and take it from the Treas cry. The New York Couventiot!. oI (e subject upon which a forcilde ex 'pression from the New York Republican a' Convention wouldl e most effective at this time and in this State is that to whblh the n Massanchusetts Couvention vigorously call Id ed attention. It is the activity of the na ad tioal otffice-holders in politics. Their right K, as citizens to take part in politics is of of course not questionable. But their coercion m of any citizen by the hope or feat arising Id from the distribution of patronage is not to n- be endured. But this very kind of activi Y ty is not unknown even In this State, and it is no more tolerable here than elsewhere. s It is, indeed, the inevitable result of the 1- old system of the civil service, for places be in that service are held to the legitimate I ereward of that activity. While the evil. ti therefore, should he cnnsparinely dcnonne iS edI. the remedy shoul1 bete as stringently rt urged. As long as th't party sancti, ns the pt rvision of patrounage. it can not lodcally g complain of the con-l*cileuces. Those who s' ,ur at the pratcticablility or desir i:eihty or of reform in the methods of appointmentt ad ,nst not protest against the presen ee and e- dictation at every Convention of a cohort .re of office-hollers, a,"d may very pisperly nt consider whether they would not save 'ia' themselves amuch trouble, and expi, nse by he leavinr the entire management of I olitical n- affairs to that energetic body lT st year '- every Htepublican State Convention utter ty ed a sonorous note upon the nem: wity of rt reform, and the National Conventi on gave at no uncertain sound. This year aot one Convention. except that of la'i week in Masachnuetts, has allh.ded to the subject: The Fair and Fever. a BBefore another issue of our pals r is put , fourthl the first effort of our people in that a line. th( first attempt to cmulateo .ndl imi ye tate the 'pirit of enterprize andexp eriment Snow unlliversally abr,ad in agri autltural 'a communities all over the connti ', will Shave been made, and the partial or greater ss saucee' nttending it will have hte lemon S trated, fir a croalelte succese, nr der the he circmetnances is not to be expected, neither at can it be posible that an entir, f-.ilire rd will result. The very prosecutio: of the d sigi so far is highly encouragi ng, and fully demonstrativeo of nltimat.s at d entire ud. eJrem. W- sn-ak of course in I eference Sto outr Agricultural Fair, which o omes off Snext neck, against wtiose promisee I reason ' lte *lucesas, so many tuexpected , >hetacle ly have unfortunately arisen. In 1 he first r 1lace an absurd and entirely unfounded re poht Prt has been spread through the country, nd that we have the yellow fever i n town, in hbea in truth with the exceptie, n of the to iNelue" which is never fatal, Al exandria ad was eever healthier, and has had only one to or two daths of any disease for a month pa ast. again the river has faller i so low, re that there are no boats running , and the at exhibi~tors expected from New Orl cans will Snot c :mne perhaps. Notwithstand ing these e. drawbacks, there will be materia' Is enough rn for a pleasant and useful exhib; .tion, and It we hope every citizen of our pasis h,oldand , yonng, who can possibly do so, a ill attend to and tihe aid in the furtherance < fthe ob r- jects of the Association. iS THat. Cova HoUsr.--We see that the SContractors have commenced w, rk again he on the Court House, in a way w'ich looks n- like businees, and bringing ma tters to a r coniuaion. Carpenters are hamMring ,4 away and preparations for pls tering the - i lower rooms are being made. he im By the last Opelonsasa Josrsl wesee hia Ith a man snpposed to bi Talt Floyd, has or been arrsted in that Dliac_ 'he . See notice of a girl oer young woman not Aanted. A good opportunity of obtaining a - plet.s:nt and comfortale home. Conventieo O dp. I' If Roundabout fails to reprodace the ar guments in favor of a Convention, such as contemplated by the Committee of Seventy, t it is chietly because they are too well un- 4 derstood to reqlire it. We've heard about 1 the frauds, and oppressions, and all therest I of it, and there is a general lack of novelty s in the whole narrative which renders a re- t hearing unnecessary. The main question t seems to be: What will a Convention as conplishf Our case is made, and is before t t Congress for action. Last winter we were assured, by the same gentlemen who now 1 call for further demonstrations, that there I never was such a strong and unanswerable a statement laid before any human tribunal. t We were led to believe that Congress would have to decide in our favor beyond all I doubt. Even after Congress had adjourn ed without fultilling those predictions, it I was confidently asserted that the matter n would come up next session and be flnally adjusted. There was a good deal of talk about the bonfires of liberty that were to le kept burning all summer, and an equal amuout with reference to oertain figurative thunder-bolts then in process of construc tiou, but this went principally for "chin Smusic," and the conunon sense understand ill" was that our case was complete, foruti I a"v submitted, and certain of favorable action next winter. There is naturally some surpri-e that new etlorts are called fur, and a corresptnl I beg curiosity to know the object of such efforts. It is quite useless for the Crinmit tee or its friends to take up the old line of i snubbing every one, who eutertaiues these d sentiments. Roundabout has heard enough, I- from perfectly orthodox sources to know that the proscriptive game won't work at all. l'eople are not as tame as they were, and. while perfectly willing to do whatever may be necessary, haven't the slightest no tion of being driven or threatened into anything. All this talk of base suurtis sion. pusillanimous abandonment, etc., is bosh of the most transparent quality. No body wants to surrender the cause, or ' dodge the issue, or do anything else that is nnruanly andidisgraceful. But there are a great many men in Louisiana who conceive that the matter is beoure Congress already, n as shoroughly as it ever was, and tley fail to use in what manner the proposed Con U- vets ion will strengthen its claims to favor able action. They do not admit that the neglect of further manifestations will in Svol ee she smallest sacrifice of patriotism, or the least backsliding from the attitude " we assumed last winter. nj It wou't do at all. There is nothing e more hopeless or more forlorn than the swagger and bravado that used to be so f terrible don't pale anybody's cheek in these days, and people have pretty well tonclad 35 ed not to be bullied.-[RouMdabost. The Convention Next eouth. Roundabout has been treated badly by the Committee of venotity, because. whyyn he insinuated a desire to know what the z- Convention was for, they allowed his aspi Srations to wither and languish, as it were. he lie don't feel any mali:c, though. The II- charity of his nature inclines him to believe that the committee would tll if they kne'w; hand of noursM he couldn't expect more th:an of that. Roundabout is not unreasonable, whatever be his faults otherwise. It will be remembered that the commit in their reckless liberality authorized the ri- country parishes to sen:l as many delegates SI as might wish to coma . RIonulabout hap pens to know his spirit was appreciated in the country, becausl he interviewed an At he takapas planter last evening, and found hint enthusiastic. lI. raid he'd hes culti vatin- sugar all his life alndit was the first Stime6e hadi etc- !,hern uited to tnke up - arms in the csu'ae "of fr,.edon. lie felt the I lsdisliictin. anl 'v as rceely to comue here he fur the whole witur iit' sotl c, would Ilagrehn" to setle witih the hotel people. He ho was v.iling to do any thing to save the ety countr ; h, only us'ed to ,. k lpt alive un ut til the su!vatio: was accomleished. Like nd RouIdtilaiut, however, lihe didn't qalto un urt derita;:rd the obhj ct. eIo ilr ugit thhl'caseu nly was still hseore Cougres,. :ia. would. of ey course, co:ae up ii its r.-gular turn fur dis y cussion. In slhort, exce'pLti.g him d..light at Ia the idea of being a deleg'."., asid his blind willingness to go anywbher,' or live at any er- hotel, or do anythieng tha! tmight be rcquir Sof ed of him, he tilt the same ye-arning for in ure formation which at this uoment tillsRuund nc about's bosom almost to btrsting. :in What is to b· done f Roundabout can't ct: tell hint. unless. perhaps, in such vague generalities as fraud. oppression, usurpa tiou. minions, glory. etc., which somehow don't convey the most entire satisfaction Sin these animaginat-ive times. Neither can put the Committee of Seventy tell, because hat they are all nice, good-natured men, and mi- if thley knew anything about it would cer ent tainly gratify the public. tral THE LOUISIANA FlAUDs.--Agreeintg in ill notihing else, the Democrats are 'nanimoes ster in denanucing President Grant for forcing a bayonet government upon Louisiana. It o- is likely that some of them believe that the the President has done something of the sort, herI for they continue to assert it in the tise of the strongent evidence that it is a slander. the A great many well meaning people have doubtless been deceived by this reckle-s ac sed Icnation, and it is a pity they can not all tire Isee the confessions of Warmoth's toohl ce which have just been published iu New Or leans. The crime of the President consists Soff in his sustaining Governor Kellogg, and eon- these confessions should convince even cles Democrats that he would have committed a crime had he done anything else. The at evidence upon which the President actetd re- in the Louisiana case was positive that the try Kellogg government was the choice of a large majority of the people, and had beer Slawfully constituted. These afildavite the bring the ame facts to public knowledge riria They show the most desperate and shame one ful frands upon the part of the Warmoth crew to change the result of the electior uth last fall. Tweed, at his wont, never match ow, ed the frauds opon the ballot box which the have now been fully exposed in Louisiana will With the testimony in the case, it is no difficult to ima-ine how Congress will an sese swer the demand of thr McEuervites the ugh the existing government in Louisiana shal andbe subverted. - [Ner York Tses. and ACCQI~DT TO BsAuREGARDu.--Gener and Berd met with quite a severe acci ob. dent whie guIng to view the Ball Run bat te field on Thrsay last. He started witl Major Moray, Major McLean and Mr. Whit the ing, perasal frieuds residing in Manassan and on their way to Blackburn's Ford th tain horse he was ridingstumbled and fellectch ksk ing the General's leg under it and bruisinl ;os it severely, and lying pon him until Ma jor MeLean hastily dimounted an d raise mng the fallen animal In addition to Iais hubr the leg, General Bearegard had his thub din located, and was so braised and hnrt tha he had to be taken back to Manas asb -see Mr. Whiting. However, as he was in has a to reach New York, ad wanted to se tb field, which he had not visited since 1861 Mr. Whiting afterward put him in hu butt gy and drove him over the historic plaima a He visie the spots where fellBs, ato. ng and Fisher, sad carried away apebblei-on the mnmends that mark those snts. Th% Oehebe Fumi lse lvded ite I Three Parts. fe to 1. The money receivred from the State, t, the proceed of the two-mill tax, calledthe . quarterly apportionments. These are made it in March, June, September and December. t This fund can be used only fur paying ' v teachers, and is apportioned to the nom- 0 . ber of children between the ages of six and n twenty-one. The eniumeration of the chil- e dren is made by the tax collector at the re time, of thie first assessment after his ap. -e pointment. As the amount due each want i w Is fixel by the apportionment, it is neceasa re ry for tMl school board to keep a separate e c account with each ward. But in ocmne l. cases' one ward might lack a few dollars k Id while another might have a surplus, and II the .oard properly borrow from one to a su. pply the deficiency in the other. Some t it discretion must b- allowed, aud when there er is no fraudulent intent, and the object has y been to maintain public schools to the i I ~Lst advantage, more irregularities should a to be overlooked, at 2. The money derived from the sale of w, schooul land (sisteeuth sections) was re c- quired by act of Congress, and by the State u- law to be invested in interest-bearing se I- curities andt the interest paid annually to I- the township in which the land was situa l ted. Trhis fund--the interuat on the pro ceeds of the sales of school land-can be ,at ,seld for all legitimcat' school purposes, such _- ase paying the teachers, building school ch Iou.e., buying school furniture, books, or it. in aly other honest and useful manner, for of the Ibenefit of puhlic schools. But the in use terest due to a township imust be used in (h, that township ; consequent!y separate ac ow counts should be kept. at 3. In some parishes a tax has been evied re, by the Police .Iury for school purposes. The pr proc,-da of this tax can be usedt in any no. manner the parish school board may think to best for the interest of the cocmmon schools, is- but for no other purpose.-[Menroe Insllt is geacir. eo- -- -- or The Jewish Day Of Atonement. Iis ve The most rigidly observed religious festi ly, val, in the Jewish calendar, is Yomu Kip ail pur. or the Day of Atonement, which occurs on- o the tenth day in the month of Tinbri, or or- the 1st day of Octolwr, touching which is the thus set forth itt the lhile:* in- Also on the tenth day of this seventh in, nmoth!i there shall be a day of atonement. de It shall be a holy convocation to you, and ye thall afflict your souls and offer an offer ng inF mnade by fire unto the Lord. thei Th Day of Atonement is observed more 'he rigorously than any of the days of Tishri, so absolute fasting and abstinence from labor ese being strictly enjoined by the Bible as fol ad- lows: And she shall do no work in that same day; fur it is a day of atonement to make an atonement for you before the Lord your Uold. Old traditionsallade to it as the day when 1,y all mankind are to be judged, and when on the fate of each living being for the next te twelve months I. inscribed is the book of pi- lifet. lre. The prayers on this occasion are for the rhe acknowledgment of the Creator by all man. eve kind, and the oessation of strife among the o,; nations of the earth. :n Then are offerel songs and praise for the bic, omnnipotouce:, glory and majesty of the dn preue BIking, are followed by supplications i for the banishment of error, superstition tlhe and unbelief, and for the establishment of rtes the reign of justice, truth and righteous -p. ness. II Incidental t:e the services ill the synago A t. gue occurs also the periodical blowing of tihe aud akfor, or the ram's horn, and the woerhip tl- pers otfer up prayers for their own asnd ins irit of all the scattered luck of Israel. It is be up lieved, or at least such are the teachings of the these servic'es, that ail mankind will yenu Wre tually be gathered into the belief of the one old islI. Hle Without a temple, without a country, of the ten persecuted and elled from laed to land. an- t ill Judaism survive, antd the sons of .Ira .ike el prosMnr, while the forantsla of the mnst un- ancient faith among muen, and the la:iguage is'" of the wisest lawgiver and th.k most rapt ,of seers of antiquity, is still the language of dis- thbir f.ith. t at lnd SPrAK.RSII IP v TH E Hooes.--The Speak any ership of the next House promises at pre si.-- sent to be more warmly contested than Mr. in- Blaine ansd his friends have heretofo:e had tmd- any idea would be the case. The annunce ment made of lion. John A. Ka3son's cani san't dature has at once made a rallying point ague for the discontent and personal antagonism rpa- which was all along existed against Mr. how Blaine, but has heretofore had no point of tiou opposition on which to rally. The last can House was singularly deficient in the talent muse neceaeary for a good presidItng emser. Mr. and Wheeler, of New York; who is re-elected, cer- was the choice of the malcontents for Mr. Blaine's successor, and he has so far declin ed to run. Mr. Dawes is not popnlar Sin enough, especially with the WVest or South, 1ous while Mr. Seolield, of Pennsylvania, was cing concerned in the Credit Mobilier business It and is too lazy to exert himself. There are thte abont 112 members of the last Congrem ort, who are re-elected. About one-third cf e of the Republiean. among them are regarded der, as opposed to Mr. Blaine. The Southern cave memlers are especirlly hostile, becauose, of a ac. Mr. Blaine's hostility to measures they urg ,t aU ed. and also becamse most of them consider tols themselves neglected by him in comomittee Or- matters. Mr. Kasson's name has the tradi aists( ten of ability about it; besides, his loca and tion is advantageous. sven tted In his speech at Mechanics' Institute last The week. Governor Pinchback affirms that ited there is really very little prejrdico agauinst t the the blacks because of their color latent in of a the breast of any white man, but that the been semblance of this feeling is merely the e avita suIlt of a fear on the part of each individa adge. a that if hle treats the colored ma as an ame- equal he will be ostracized and cried down coth by his neighlbors. In eontirmatioa of this ltion theory, Mr. Pinchback related that be met itch- prominent white citizens of New Orleans bhich in Rome and other European cities, who, iana. st home, were wont to pass him on the s not street with bhurried gait andsa simple '"How Ian- are yon, Pinehbaek," as if fearfal some that friend would observe their salutation, and shall that in these far off places they would rush up to him, grasp him warmly hby the hand, and give utterance to a hearty ^why. eor neral ernor, how do you do I'm delighted to acci- meet you '" "I took dinner with them and Sbat- their families," remarked Mr. Pinebbeck, with "aod, strange to say, notedy was hurt. Vhit- (Doaaldeoarile Chief asas, I t the We hope never to see the time when the atch- Republican party will need such evidence ising as Blanchard's revelations to sustain its in I Ma- terrats. The Republican party is not aised strenghened by Blanehard'rs nunblnshing hurt statements as to the manner in which he b di- asisted to swindle the voters of the State, tht after he had sworn to honestly carry out is by the law. Neithr is the fhuo partl weJek hast ened thereby. Its ceollapse is hopeless and Stbe fnal, and the statementa of Blachard 18t61, whether true or not, are conelusive that bug- the fusionists ought to be in precisely thei, aimn present hopeless eondition. When seuc -tow men are trusted by any party, with its off om sial poseitios, it is time that party was re pnidited by everbody.-( . ,*.# Ru'ester No It ewasIa & =I U ht the edorts eg few ouontry io~ ~t to tore the Capitol to Batlgt Ronp, is creating aome excite. meat sad uul " , a stieus iu osrtaia quarter. Eveet dd we find imae new o advecate in the vrin this e move, and aeseat the r. side of tho political rjalse. Near y ovary R oel is ly to admit that the removal of the Capitol is alike demanded by t he treti. d cat ecoianainy iu a financial point of view as well as to remove it from the tetnptat.o So of a great city, but so far. str.Uag to esy we thod but tbw Democratic papers farvee ing it. Why so 1 They are cot inually cos. plaining of the squandering of public lm. e , and yet do not seem to chime in wih a e well-founded propsitiol toprevent it. %V know they are not lacking in seal or its. ti t for the public good-we know they 4.. sire a thorough reform is tl adminata. tiou of State affairs, but they do not "f r to have digested the impurtant fast thl as the lirst step to 4 ece llh t at great - lis the removal of the Capitol. Gout awake to this important fac'--u-nite energies with the Repnblmcans press State and we will makte New Orlesar "howl" over "lost *pportut ities" Ilas. nmany mamths roll rouno. LIt us make - n- a thorough country issue, irraspeeati 4 to party, and will win as sure as the a a- shines.-- West Bates RoSpe BSar Plea~, ce It is a question with a good many pseis ch who have stood by the Republican ol- siunce its organization, whether the dalt or its sefulueus are not ended. Thereis for denying the fact, that the party is err-p and that its leaders, are in many itstsmp ilthe very worst of politicians and trh sm. For these ruasous, it is said that the !pny should be allowod to quietly pams away the the good deeds of its brighter and bstam h days, being overshadowed by its me 4 Scent exhibitions of corruption, and ksa o We do not believe the time has arrived is dismtantlo the glorious old party. It he -grow u colrlpt, and false gods have bs set up in its temples, baut there is, hoq enough left to purify it, and drive oatJ at* its public places, the worshippers of Crag Mobilier, Back Pay, and easuch kindred 1r, quities. The North and West will rsmlt sti- no man to Congress who has tampreA iP- with these forbidden things. The part urn to be purified. Better and more hbet, or men in ottice, will take the places of lth is who have betrayed the rights of the peas, and disgraced the party that gave theits Ith rusts. The Republican party will be pw. ,nt. fled, but not dibaRuded.--ita*e Register. Several of the leading colored meas Louisiana are visiting the leading eltli tf ore the North. Some have returned. The ob. bu ject of these visits with some is polities Swith others business and with still cashe pleasre. How far each may suceed ls hi, special desire we knew not, all in so e Ias their objects are worthy, have our wishes. our Our object now ~s to call the attention our Houthern friends to the manner wben hich thee men are treated by the N Ien ern people. They are everywhere reced t as gentlemen, and treated as such. tor Stamps who has just returned ists fown was entertained at the best heteld s the Dee Moines, the capital of the Stat. Be w..s treated as any other guest, Llra good room and a seat at the publetIia Now this is what we call pretiets "utd. the cation." Any other kind is the mas. sham. General Beauregard did a aWs on thing in writing his letter advocating s tof strongly the colored man's rights. lit i lie haul followed this act with iling dS ss- first vacancy that occurred among his drivers on his city railway with a eoloe( Sman, the power of his letter would be aid the tiplied.-E Satkerakers Adroate. be. Prom ie&Id PedI eh- Owal a of She aurdeers of .Vm ren. irclaelld d.rested. one We r' prodoor. the following paragraph ,of. froa the ayville Beas of the twentieth lud. Lewis tobiisou was eapturmn in th sa nwanmp beyond Delhi, last Wednesaty lost about I Id., by Mesrs. awturdauL Jone ai~ and brought to town ou the four o':leec ;apt train. 'ralt Floyd is still at large, anl I is spposeal that he will make an atte4u to leave the State, as the swamp has pra en an ususceasstl hiding place. ak. We take this method Joreterlong thatI to those of ourbmethren of thepress in th Mr. a enl other States who have so readliyt hal sated us in giving publicity to thedeeei He,.. tion of Robinson and Floyd. ''hosgh Fle nli is still at large, it will be almost an imp oint sibility for him to meet a man withi ste liin, oral hundred miles from here who beas Mr read his description, and if this setts at of sh:ild fall into his hands we wold adits last him to come sad give hismelf up tobp lent authority, let he be killed in attip Mr. to make his esMlp. 'd The Mson e mbal of our d,ti SMr: friend and brother, Thomas Archi ted in place at the residence of the deoeesde nlar Thounday, tbe eleventh instant. Thelh uth, coneare of people preslent on the oo-ea wa ave evidanee of the high position held nes this good man in the respect, love and e are teem of the neighbrs, frleua quanaklt c However much we may deeerte ta rded politiecal conduaos of Geveraeor llogg, her deem it hut jnut to give exsprmlson to , of feeling of gratitude whihk sams to be urg- been wakened in the herts of all ge aider men for the pespt sad spdy masm ittee which he made rhats el radi- ward for the murderers of Mr. Thbomas loce. chibald" As an executive he ene strong determianation to pat an eadte bloody assamiam , and in this, si-E Slast bhs proven himelf equal to the ... that y. In conq ee or his timel I-e slt on one of e meed use i t n lodged in jil, and the other, the a the at large, is surroanded and belng S and watched by able-bodied mm who idn this description, and will sd ~ as an overtake and eapture him at as .U_ lown tnt day. Iyleg aside the Sthis enendered by a dilferece of met apilnon we extend to Goveeor eIour rlgrt hand e.famnet in - h all l murderers to justie withel the gard to paolities, race, eolor or How eeditlio. Eo Lewis Robinema, aeemsed of - and the asassins who murdered Mr. 'rush rehilbd, b w a , sat th sand, A orrspondent writee as fSI v Ral h Wldo Emua: ~ 10 , spride Emeassemn:lsts a ad so one e te rewdet id me5oit back, men. We spiritual aottrrctions e . nomi s spiitna sh le eked existing iasettiesm with E535' Sthe ity or viger, ad yet eah are Mis uN eice lwith men-end all pesehave seeui tin- will towa khir-b-ia he weold not have had some one _g i the d C io g ld fr g e to his lsnda - ae * 't Tac h Cs3. Caoms-From what wre* seen and heard of the eamg partis : ad the plat ease of this parish, if aea I hard, happes an eumellet vep auger wi at made. For s month srtwo back them lsuch h been all that eeM bedeir sr the year ths that of C'ptaitn all, ) e~ r lew town.