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NEW ORLEANS DEMOCRAT.
VOL. I.—NO. 121*. NEW ORLEANS, SUNDAY, MAY 14, 1876. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. CHIEF KJUSTIOt ïAîssÿ GROUNDS THE GRAND NATIONAL FARCE** A ai. AW MAKERS RERIRHIHg DUMDÔf lt J / / LOUISKM AT THE CENTENNIAL. Our artist this morning presente the readers of the Democrat with a striking illustration of the true position of Louisiana at the Centennial, and her products during the era of reconstruc iion are graphically delineated. A short time since a number of gentlemen of this city sent on to the Centennial as the products of this State, a number of alligators, rattlesnakes, bullfrogs and other reptiles. These, under the reconstruction policy of the Re publican party, have. indeed, been some of the princlj>al products of Louisiana, but theehiof products of the «State under the present-regime, have ' beou of a more rancorous nature, and our artist, has given a fair saçi pie of thorn. The chief figure in the engrav ing on our Hr .-1 page represents Louisiana. The ilgure is the crea tion of genius. It represents a beautiful woman in chains, and ragged robes, her face hidden with shame in her shackled hands. The whole aspect of the figure is fine, conveying the idea of humilia tion and shame. Kellogg, the usurper, i* represented leading the wretched woman to the national jubilee, and is waving his hat in exultation over his victim. Packard and a neg?o are whipping up the fallen and helpless -creature, aad urging her on to the festival at which her happier sisters have assembled. In the rear follows a cage containing the Return ing Board, driven by Chief Jus tice Ludellng; next follows a cage containing a number of our negro law makers driven by Warmoth, and then we notice among the articles embraced in the procession the election law, fraudulent bonds, the midnight order, Ixmisiaua election returns and hand cuffs. Readers of the Democrat does not this picture truly represent Louisiana and her products at the Centennial? What has the hundredth anniversary of j American independence given us but degradation for our State and tbsse bitter and shameful things ? If Louisi ana is at the Centennial of American Independence, she is there in the per- ! son of those who are a disgrace to her and j who reflect dishonor upon her; she is there, if there at all, in rags and chains, and because she has been driven there by the whips and kicks of those who rule over and disgrace her. Louisiana at the Centennial is indeed a bitter, burning, infamous lie. We are indebted to Messrs. Marl- | borough & Hammit for the latest dailie' | and periodicals Thèse courteous gen- j 1 lernen hold forth at No. 28 t'-ommercial 'lace, where they are always ready to accommodate news seekers. Give them a Gall. na j ! j TELEGRAPHIC. WASHINGTON. E. JOHN ELLISON THE STASIK Paeksnl, Lniieling, Morey and Parr nil Doomed. twwardly Attempt to Assassinate a Mem. her at Congress. (Special to the N. O. Democrat.) Washington, May 13.—Mr. Ellis, of Louisiana, testified to-day and his testi mony is of the most startling and im portant character. The whole story of Federal outrages in Louisiana in the elections of 1872 and 1874 will be told.. Packard,_Ludeling, Morev and Darrall are (Wilted. Ken««. Gran, and „t her prominent Radicals are implicated. ! The charges, among others, finWorgery j and robbing the mails. A cowardly attempt to assassinat«' Col. Alfred Waddell, M. C., from Nortli Carolina, was made at the EbbittHouse to-night by Cassidy, Radical editor of ; the Wilmington l'ont. The attempt was foiled, and Cassidy received a severe i castigation Seelye and Perkins have not been be fore the committee. Seelye asks im munity from the authorities before testifying , . ... , , r . . Ihe beginning of the end of Louisi . . ,, j ana s troubles is at hand. ; Mr. Ellis is said to be in full posses- < sion of the testimony and documenta. 1 Gen. Gibson is in New York ; will re- ! . ... ,, turn to-night. Demas. j > ! Serlte and Ferguson Will he Examined j j ; on Monday, Doorkeeper Fitzhngh Will l>c Oti»fed. W*f«r tie*. Wriltrknni is the Prominent Candidate. | . Special to tha N. 0. Democrat.! i Washington, May 13 .— Seelye and ; Ferguson have arrived, and will be ex ...... .' , amincd by the Committee on Monday. The opposition to Doorkeej>er Fitz hugh has grown so strong, in eonse- ; quence of a private letter he wrote, j J which was recently published, that a resolution looking to his removal was to-day referred by the House to the ' Commit'ee on Rules. It is conceded ; ihe report will be adverse to Fitzbugh. ... ... .. There is nothing criminal m the U tter, H but it is supremely ridiculous, and writ ten in abandon of confidence and friend- j ship. Major George Wedderburu. a xi-.™ r».. ,u , na l e «. f New Orleans, is the mo6t prominent candidate for Fitzhugh s j office. Bijou. I OUR WASHINGTON .LETTER THK l,BR " AI ^ ***** ton th» k *. Blaine and his Arkansas Crookedness. The .snou* Belknap Randall A ln | dlmtrri. Washington, May 9, 1876. POLITICAL. The National Executive Committee of the Liberal Republican party has deter mined to call a Natiogial Convention. Philadelphia is the place, and July 26 the time sei ected Tor the purpose. We are too close upon the verge of actual conflict to form a new army, and the Liberals will have to join one or the other of those in the field. It is said that of all those yet spoken of for the Presi , .............. dftr P„ b , y either party, these Liberals tî ! President, and John M Palmer, of'llli j nois, for Vice President, mr blaink again explains. Having settled the $61,000 Union Pacific bond purchase to his own satis necess-irvo rise to'» fou ? d il ; tion. In the schedule of Kansas Pacific bonds which had been placed, as Oakes i Ames said, "where they would do the most croon. ' t.hi> namA nf "Hiainn ir >* most good,'' the name of "Blaine, 15, appears. This schedule was not in tended for the public eye, but saw the light of day through the clairvoyance of a newspaper correspondent in 1873 . The gentleman who first disclosed the facts to the world was Mr .1 W Knowl tjrm ,i. A „ uonH Ä . ton, now deceased, the correspondent ; of the Chicago Tribune Mr Blaine's < explanation reflected upon the veracity 1 the correspondent ; and ex-Congress ! ÎKilî?! 1 « the latter, addressed a letter to Mr. B aine in j which hesaid: ' ! "You assaulted the reputation of 'Je^'anT*^ survived till to-day, you would have re mained silent ; and your Joe Stewarts nod MacFarlands would have told no tales. It devolves on mo to vindicate, as I best may. his memory from your assertions; which I shall do at an early dav." The parties here referred to were both involved in the Pacific Mail distribu ; '* on : MacFarland having received said he delivered to Col. boruey. Stewart is the "recusant witness" who refused to testify • atidit ! is due to a gentleman of a similar name ! to say that it is Joseph B. Stewart, not J 08 *!'* 1 «1- Stewart, of Baltimore, who is MrSl™ dïbS' hS ' data u|xm which Knowlton disclosed the facts iulf-73; and as he is a good lawyer as well as close writer, he not w. 1 '* 1 e i idenoe Is ' b,lt b "' v to put it together, bo we mav expect H n interest mg e*sav on railroad lobby- i iug before long, iu which the ex-Speaker will figure, and perhaps his brother, who is said to be the real party iu this case. Mistaken identity is the idea ^ere; but we shall await more light and another "j>ersonal explanation" before rendering a verdict. to Belknap indignant. l had a brief chat with General Bel-<l knap, the Great Impeached, on the 8th inst., in the lobby of the Senate. He -'till hears up remarkably well under the ordeal through which no is passing, and continues to assert his innocence of the crime charged against him. "And what do you think of your chances, General ?" queried the writer. " O, I am confident the 8<>nato will decide that if has no jurisdiction in the case. IIow in h —I can It do other wise!" was the reply. " But suppose the Senate should de cide to try tue ease; what then ?" "If it does that even, I shall come out all right. Why d —— n it. they can find no evidence to show that. I knew the money received from Marsh was in consideration of privileges granted him by me,' was the reply. " l am prepared to prove that I honestly believe.! at the time that the money was paid me for i Mrs. Belknap by Marsh as a trustee of j certain property bequeathed to my i S; Some of the manag -rs, notably Mr. j oar. were rather severe on you, Gen ! ! ' i Hoar eral," said the writer ■U Yes," was the indignant reply. "I did expect they would do their duty as prosecutors, aiid conflue themselves to the discussion of the question of juris diction ; but, instead oi this, they have gone out of the way to assail me per sonally, G— d d— n them. They have tried to intensify public opinion against me, and to make the couviction that I was a thief so strong that it could not be modified by evidence of my inno cence of the most conclusive character." " You have been indicted, I believe, by the Graud Jury of the District ? " "Yes, I believe so," replied the Gen eral, laughing ; "h— 1! let them indict. I'll come out all rhjht. mark what I tell you." Here the senators returned to the chamber, after a recess of twenty minutes, and Belknap returned to his usual seat, by the side of his eminent counsel. JUDGE THURMAN AND THE PRESIDENCY. A friend of ruiue had a conversation with Senator Thurman, of Ohio, a day or two ago, during which allusion was made to tue Democratic nomination for the Presidency. The Judge seemed averse to talking much on this subject, but in answer to the expressed hope that hn might receive the nomination, he said, first taking a huge pinch or snuff the is an iu vet ernte snuffer, whose uose is always hungry), "Well, I want to see one our best men get it. Fifteen years of Repub lican rule has well nigh ruined us as a nation; and to-day wo stand much lower in the estimation of other Governments than ever before. As for myself, I don't disguise the fact that I would consider my nomination by the Democratic party as an exalted honor something to be very proud of and,if elected, I should use my liest, endeavqrs to purify all branches of the Govern ment service. There are so many other men however, better entitled to tho ! nomination, ray friend and colleague Bayard, Tilden, Hancock, Hendricks, and others, that I really haven't much hope, and shan't be a bit dis appointed if I don't get the nomination. "And did it ever strike you," continued the Judgo, "that whilo tho R? j publican candidates are using every ffort b> annihilate one another the Democratic aspirauts preserve a «ligni fled calmness, respecting each other's laudable ambition, and refraining from all kinds of mud-throwing ?" And here the Judge might have added, but his ever present sense of courteous decorum prevented him, that Blaine is trying to kill off Conkling, and vire versa . that Bristow is doing his best to slaughter Blaine; in fact, that, the Re publican aspirauts, and their friends, are having a regular Donnvbrook fight, and are dragged off the thud, one after another, their reputations damaged by com pp und fracturés so comminuted as to be beyond the i*ossibility of restora tion to integrity. •AM. J. RANDALL. Our friends in the South here do not properly understand the Hon. Ham. J Randall. This gentleman has been the i able and active friend or all measures j touching Southern, and particularly i Louisiana, interests Mean and malig nant enemies here have sought to t hrow j mud upon the motives and fame ot t his distinguished Pennsylvania Democrat, but nil the slanders against him have been traced to that virulent sheet, the Philadelphia Timen, whoso object has been to injure oue of the purest Demo crats in the nation, and one of theablest friends of the South. Bijou. How Congressmen Nave tlielr Money. [From the Chicago Trlbuno.l But for the timely interposition of Tom Scott, the country would have been afforded the extraordinary spectacle of the entire body of members of Congress paying their wav like any common in dividual. Mr. Ilinklev, of the Phlladel- I phla, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail road. a corporation which has no subsidy schemes before Congress and no favors to ask, refused to deadhead the Centennial excursionists, or to permit Tom Scott to transport them over that road. There | was danger that the attendance at. , Philadelphia of patriotic statesmen would be extremely meagre, and ther«> ! was also an opportunity to put in a tell ing stroke for the Texas Pacific job, and Col. Scott came promptly to the rescue with two free trahis over a roundabout route. The Congressmen will save their railroad fare to the Centennial opening, , and the great Pennsylvania lobbyist j will have jilaeed the whole party under a personal obligation. It is no disgrace to be poor, we know, but it is terribly Inconvenient. We have often felt, after a hard day's work, as if wo should like to read a few chap ters in a Scandinavian bible, and now here is the work, printed in 1550, offered for sale in New York, and we haven't a thousand dollars to spare to purchase it.—I Norristown Herald. A man stuck a sorowful-looking face, ornamented with a large nose, through a store door, the other day, and mourn [Rockland Courier. fully said, "You hain't s^en nothin'o no man round here nowhere num»*d Jim Crane, hain't yer?" "\>s. I guess we , hain't," replied a loafer, and the man; drew back the sorrowful-lookiug face j and large nose and ambled away.— I | , ! , j , j ( For the N. O. Democrat.) TO nOLORK«. 0 pure in soul as fair of fame Thou dost not dream who breath«* tfcp naan; Who. gazing on the«« as his star. Bonds, worships, loves, revere« afar. As seraphs worship round the thron*, And wastes with love he dame not own. Afar at midnight's lonely hour I've watohod the lamp t,ha' lit thy bower. And as Its pale and quivering ray Shone forth amid the moonbeam'a play. Bave thought how blessed that light meat he Whose little life was «pent for th*e. A student I, yet valnlFpere On tome and task of nneient lore, ' From every leaf, from every line. Thy clear, dark eye« look up in mine; By day, by night, thy Image beams On waking thoughts, on slumber'» dreams. Free was soul -not lightly stirred By woman's «lamm, or woman's word - Cold as the pur«« and feathery snow Unstained, unthawed by passion's g lew Until Upon my spirit fell The magi.' of thy beauty's spell, Alas! too late the bird would wake When 'round It coll» tho gazing snake t With shrivelled wing, and writhing frame. Too late the moth would liv the Ramel R«> he who <1 wells on beauty's glaneo. Too (ate will wake from passion'« Iran-v ' 1 feel like those unblest, who wait. Dazing afar on Kden's gate From (1res that round them «erg* and swell* Eternal. Renie, unquenchable— Oh I agony, with love to oope. Vet know the hopoloseiiees of hope «. Old Fellows Marrying Washington «Irls. [From the Chicago Tribune.) The example set by »Senator Chris tiaucy has been followed and is to bo followed. A few afternoons sinoo there» was a gay gat he ingat fho picturesque old Rock Creek Church, just north of the city, to witness the marriage of Mr Reach of Connecticut, a gentleman of mature years, to Miss Emily Wood, a, Washington belle, who is said to have refused several excellent offers, am oh g them Mr. Corcoran. Nexton the hymen lal docket will come the marriage of Mr. Cnandler Robbins, a Bostonian, now domiciliated in New York, who is getting well along toward three More, to Miss Kittv Fr*dinghuy»en. »daughter of .Senator Frelinghuysen of New jer sey. And they say that a Republican Henator, who is well advanced In years, is actually engaged to an ornament of society just out of her teens. "Landlord, did you ever have a gen tleman stop with you before?" "Are you a gentleman?" "Y*'S, I am." "Then 1 never had one stop with m«i before." A man who bought one thousand Havana cigars* this week, on beingaeked what, he had, replied that they were tickets i«> a « ourse of lectures tobegiven. by his w ife. Why don't Secretary Robeson have hash introduced into the navy as a means of deadly warfare ? It's the very best thing in the world to repel boarders.