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ftqmblican "Here shall the Press the people's right maintain, nnawed by influence and*unbribed by gain." ST. FKANC1SV1LLE, LOUISIANA, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1872. NEW SER1ES-Ï0L 1. KO. 39. Address to tlte People of Louis has nominated and presented a State settled, and to controversies which HOPE ON—HOPE fiVEU. The Reason Why the 1'coplc *VWU| ^rnnl of Went Fcllclmia. ^77 mill l'li.lit.v'H' lit 4 I*. M. S b ^ TTTTTTT ". Kdi lor. TKBMS: ■ 1 *' ** — " Le yt'iir. )» ailymM». ■months» i( $r> on . 2 50 . 1 50 Ailvi'rtlrtinK H*«» i 1 (10linf# soliil Ak*U -> $1 50 s at the recent destructive [rcensboro, N. C., estimated l^reoffTcxas oats brings five busbels. j ladies at the seaside wear in long braids, tied with ibbons. It is said to bo styl cident to the right arm of Iman" is considered a good tbe suspension of a Mis aper for a week. i who was told by a clergy [emember Lot's wife, replied lad trouble enough with his |bout remembering other res. Arthur, of England, is contribute to one of the series of arti t customs in tho Bri onsin editor has been pre kith a peck of new onions, I his very next breath gives "strongest" kind of a I boasts of an elderly man hundreds of thousands, |vcls in his own coal. The i round town don't brag so I him. oplc of West Haven, Coh laro keeping pretty closely j houses now-a-days. Tho that a boa constrictor, es »m a menagerie, is loaûu te neighborhood. and Brown clubs are I up in all parts of Vermont, j creating wipe-spread con l among the re-nomination ieir zeal and the prominence |wn who are enjoyiiig the mks. » Henry Smith, the author ," and a small but (tk on ethics, died recently "I, aged sixty-three years. intense lover of nature, rated friend of Maurice.— ttndale" was a book full of taught, expressed in lan remarkable tenderness and ïork paper states that the of Tennessee " has grant •ite to Dan Smith, who was to be hanged to-day till August." This is a very "8 on the Governor's part, 11 Smith were to be kept »twomonths at this hot ® year he would certainly t'bern (N. C.) Times says : gentleman was in town 'ays ago to buy some sta d other little tricks who »en in Newbern, though 111 adjoining county, in years ; this was in 1813, in from tho country jOsket on his shoulder to ^ militia to the front " ^nt trip down the Mis ■ Forney got up one wanted ice water.— RUsual in this, as Col. For 7 Wants water in the morn ih ? 'reats that beverage ""sly after breakfast. But make the mistake of H-ed delegate to the con "M of a waiter, and had Address to tlte People of Louis iana. Headqcarters Liberal Party op ) Louisana , N. O. July 13,1872. j Tho Cincinnati convention, recog nizing tho necessity of uniting all the elements of opposition to Grant, nominated as their standard-bearers Horace Greeley for President and B. Gratz Brown for Vice President, and presented for tho consideration of tho people a declaration of princi ples. Tho Baltimore convention, concuring iu tho causes and reasons which gavo birth to that great popu lar movement, indorsed their nomi nations and accepted tho platform on which their candidates stood. It has thus set an example to the coun try which every consideration of political safety and expediency re quires should bo imitated within the States. If the Democratic party has main tained its national organization, it is only that tho alliance with Liberal ism may bo rendered stronger or more effectivo. Tho delegates who met at Baltimore for tlie purpose of cementing that alliance could not have anticipated that fractions of their party, in the several States, would set themselves in opposition to tho Liberal Reform movement, by using their organizations for the purpose of perpetuating divisions through the nomination and support of seperato electoral and State tickets. They knew that without union on these points tho acceptance of Gree ley and Brown would be only a mockery, a delusion and a snare. In other States, as in Illinois and Indiana, the plain course dictated by common sense and common honesty has been follojved, and a close union with the Liberals lias been effected. In ouo ft joint State tickot has been nominated, and in tho other the for mation of tho doctoral ticket has been remitted to tho whole body of Liberals. In every State except Louisiana friendly relations have been established between tho Liber als and the Democracy, and efforts have been made in good faith to unite tho Liberal and Democratic vote for State as well as for national purposes. In Louisiana alone a different course has been pursued. In Louisiana alono tho Liberal party —that party which first rallied to the support of tho Cincinnati move ment, which anticipated the decision of tho national Democracy, and which gave a resistless impulse to the Greeley and Brown tickot, lias been treated by the Democratic or ganization with contumely and scorn and made the object of bitter invec tive and denunciation. And yet, in Louisiana, perhaps moro than in any other State, a thorough union of tho Liberal and Democratic vote is necessary to success. So evident is this fact that on the adjournment of the Opera House Democratic Con vention, thousands of Democrats in New Orleans and throughout tho State abandoned tho Democratic organization and joined the Liberal party. These accessions are counted by tens of thousands. They are so numerous that we can assert as an indisputable fact that, in at least half of the parishes the Democratic organization is without a follower, and in the greater portion of the rest the Liberal party commands a large majority of what was onco the Democratic vote. In the whole State there aro but sis journals supporting tho Demo cratic or united State ticket, and of tbe fifty-six parishes not half a dozen are represented in the Democratic State Committee. In spite of these conspicuous facts, tho Democratic organization, thus reduced to a mini imum of voting power, persists in keeping up a show of separate and independent organization, and the Democratic committee, thus emas culated of represeutative character, of is or of of a by of to a to to or in in in so an a of in has nominated and presented a State and electoral ticket. No rational man believes that they expect to elect either ono or tho other, and hence the public can come to no other conclusion than that they aro running their State ticket in the in terest of the Baton Rouge candidates, and their electoral ticket for tho purpose of defeating Greeley and Brown, tho nominees of their own National Convention. We distinct ly charges this upon them, because wo have no right to assumo that they aro so blind as not to seo the facts of tho situation, or so silly as not to foresee tho necessary effects of their own acts. It is proper for the wholo country as well as for the people of this State, to know that tho Democratic rump organization, while pretending to accept tho decision of the Baltimore convention, is in reality hostile to tho national Liberal candidates, and that while it presents an electoral ticket in tho name of Greeley and Brown, it is trying to givo the voto of tho State to Grant. Whether this course is tho fulfill ment of the contract entered into last winter between tho Custom house party and the Democratic committees, whether it is tho result of moro recent and moro secret bar gains, having for their object the control of local offices and patronage, or whether it is dictated by an un reasoning obstinacy which prefers total ruin to success obtained by concession and conciliation, the pub lic will decide according to the prob abilities of the case. Whatever may bo tho decision, the Liberal party feels that, if un fortunately the State should be lost, they at least will not bo hold respon sible at tho bar of public opinion. But they aro convinced that tho good sense of tho peoplo will avert tho calamitous consequences which might otherwiso result from tho bad faith or tho irrational prejudices of the Democratic .leaders. They do not believe that tho peoplo will per mit tho State to bo sacrificed at the dictation of men who have shown themselves utterly incompetent to understand tho necessities of tho times, and incapable of achieving anything but defeat. The Liberal party appeals to all citizens who are opposed to Grant's administration ; to all who are sincerely in favor of Greeley and Brown ; to all who wish to defeat tho machinations of tho corrupt and wicked faction Çrcpresented by the Baton Kongo ticket. Their conven tion, to bo held on tho fifth of August, will represent a vast major ity of the Liberal and Democratic voters of tho State, and their will be supported by an array of numerical force, backed by an amount of moral inilueuco, which will reduce the Democratic bolt to insignificant and, perhaps, inappreciable proportions. Tho people understand that in this election the State must go either for the Liberal or for the Customhouse party. The success of tho one in sures our vote for Greeley and Brown, and will give us that practical reform in State affairs which wo so much need. The success of tho other, with Mr. Kellogg as Governor, and a reversion of tho executive office to the notorious C. C. Antoine, will en tail ou us a perpetuation of corrupt and venal legislation and all the hor rors of a government remitted to the hands of tho ignorant, tho vicious and the degraded. For any useful purpose the present Democratic or ganization is powerless. It repels rather than attracts popular sympa thy. It appeals only to a naine which has become an empty word ; to memories which recall the divisions and resentments of a bitter past ; to prejudices and passions which are the legacy of an era of stnfo and blood ; to issues which have been settled, and to controversies which aro closed. The Liberal party turns from the past to tho future ; it seeks to heal the wounds which years of sectional hate and angry conflict have inflicted on tho country ; it strives to release the peoplo from tho galling fetters of party tyranny, and to combine in one great movement all tho opposi tion to tho corrupt and despotic gov ernment at Washington ; and to the equally corrupt and despotic faction which represents tho national admin istration in this State. Representing a great popular movement and a great popular im pulse, it yields to the diction of no cliques and is subservient to no indi vidual. It invites to its councils all who sympathize with its effort to re deem the State and to co-operate in the redemption of the nation. It is essentially a party of principle and toleration, and its action will be in fluenced solely by the intelligent public opinion to which alone it con fides. It appeals to the common sense, the virtue and the judgement of tho peoplo ; and to this appeal the responses aro so general and so emphatic that it has no longer any fears for tho result By order of the Stato Central Committee. D. B. PENN, President. A. Heuo , Jr., Secretary. of do to of be for in a to ; ; , A String of Pearls. Read tho following opinions of eminent public men, as tho unfitness of General Grant : "No man can hold office under Grant and maintaiu his self-respect." —Col. Jno. W. Forney. " Grant has no more capability than a horse—Major General Joe Hooker. " He is not fit to govern this coun try."—Stanton's dying words. Thoro are sixteen weighty reasons why Grant should never be Presi dent."—Colfax. " He has no moro sold than a dog."—Bon Butler. " He is not controlled by constitu tional law, but by political rings."— Trumbull. " His San Domingo business stamps him as a first-class conspira tor."—Gov. Palmer. " He is making money out of his p osition, and that's all he care3 about it."—Senator Carpenter. " He is a man without sufficient knowledge to preside over a caucus." —Logan. The California bag of flour, which netted so much for the Sanitary Com mission, has a promising rival in Boston baby house, which has been twice donated to an Old Ladies' Home, and has brought over a thou sand dollars to the institution al ready. And the liouso is still in the market, in a hundred shares, at five dollars a share. Raffling is not ex actly a Christian institutions, but why not make a divine use of the devil's instruments sometimes ? General Williams, of Nevada, sta ted to a reporter of tho New York Tribune that if an honest expression of opinion were allowed at the polls, the people of Nevada would in No vember next cast a large majority for the Cincinnati ticket. An Italian savant, M. Luigi Val lerio, of the Academy of Florence, has just discovered a new art, that might be called photo-painting ; for not only are drawings reproduced but the colors also with remarkable distinctness. " Look here, Potc," said a know ing darkey to his companion, " don't stan' on tho railroad." " Why, Joe ?" " Ease if he cars see dat mouth of yourn, dey tink it am do station, an' run rite in." in no all re in is in HOPE ON—HOPE fiVEU. [Written for tl»e Semi-Weekly Republican. J pe on—hope ever,—when darkest flows Plie blftck current of life ; For tortifne laves not strongest those Whom) course is all smooth ami fair. ope on—hope ever,— a dav of joy shall coim\ When least tlie soul expeets ; IDLE WOHDS. Seeing t wo soft, starry eves, Darkly bright as midnight skies— Kye.s prophetic of the power Sin e to be thv womau's dower, When tlit- years shall crown thee quocu Of the realm as yet unseen ; " Sometimes sweet, those eyes shall make Lovers mad i'or their sweet sake I" Seeing tresses, golden brown, In a bright shower falling down Dver neck and bosom fair. As yon sculptured angels are Odorous tresses, dropping low 'er a forehead pure as kuow ; Sometimes sweet, in thy soft hair, Love shall set a shining snare !" Seeing lips, whose crimson glow Mock the roses wet with dew— in, sweet lips, whose Inrath was balra, Pure, proud lips, serenely calm— Tender lips, whose smiling grace Lit with splendor all the l'aee; •' Sweet, for kiss of thine, some day, Men will barter souls a way !" Onco t satd, God hntli taken care of all, Joy or pain that might he tall ! Lover's lip shall never thrill At thy kisses soft and still ; Idly said ! The Soldier and tlie Politician I have in days gone by spoken of Grant's magnificently fought battles of Mission Ridge and Lookout Mountain, of his unrivaled tactical skill and indomitable will as display ed in the bloody Wilderness. I have even, to the satisfaction of his most jealous friends, praised and extolled him as a soldier, and I ever shall ; but to-day I am speaking of his po litical, and not of his military, achievements. I want to hold up before your faces Grant the politi cian, and not Grant the soldier, ask you to look upon him now as the leader of a ring of politicians who claim that the Republican par ty is all justice, all honor, all mercy, and above honest criticism, and that they, with Grant, constitute tho Re publican party, and not upon Gen eral Grant, the successful leader of our great Union armies. And when I tell you that this government has been plundered under the present administration as no nation was ever plundered before since the days when republican Rome was ruled by a Cœsar and robbed by a Mark An tony, I don't want you to answer, " Yes, 'tis true, but then Grant cap tured Vicksburg." When the whole country is clamoring for civil service reform, and reform in government and judging from the past wo can not have it under Grant—wo will not be silenced by the cry, " Yes, but Grant whipped Bragg at Mis sion Ridge." And when we show that Grant and his admirers have disgraced and humiliated us a na tion abroad ; that he arrogates to himself powers delegated alono to Congress ; that tho wholo tendency of his administration is toward cen tralization ; and finally, that he at tempted to force through Congress tho outrageous proposition to place in his hands the power to suspend law in the time of profound peace, that he might place a creature of his own at tho ballot-box, backed by federal bayonets at every town and hamlet, to re-elect himself to the high office he has so shamefully dis graced, it will not do to say, " Yes, but Grant received tho sword of Lee at Appomattox Courthouse." Gentlemen, the partisans of Grant are powerless to refute tho charges of wholesale frauds, of executive maladministration, of dishonesty and corruption in highest places, of the crimes and misdemeanors of their chief himself. Ho and his partisans are trampling upon the rights of the Stato and the liberty of the people ; they are binding us over to a milita ry despotism, and their cry comes back, " What are you going to do about it ; didn't Grant capture Lee at Appomattox Courthouse ?" They shut their ears to the indignant mur muring of an awakening people.— They close their eyes to the omnious strides already made to Grant's in ordinate ambition and lust for pow er, and, heralding abroad with peaus of ecstatic praise his most insignifi cant achievements, they tremble at his nod and bend in humble submis sion to his slightest wish. Gentle men, let us rather " be dogs and bay the moou" than be such Americana. —Sjieech of General Kilpat-rick. ! of ; as of a to to at his by of ; do in at The Reason Why the 1'coplc 12 rumble. [From the Baton Rouge Gazette-Comet.] Any murmuriügs of the people against Government officials since tho rebellion has been ascribed to their hatred of the government, the laws and yankees iu particular with out ever investigating whether they had any just cause to gi'umblo or not. In many instances government officials who were candidates for tho new fledged favors of the colored people, made these murmurings of the peoplo against their official acts an excuse to make political capital out of, and we dare say that through just such agencics all the cry about Ku-Klux has been raised. The government always listening to its faithful subs of course con tinued to persecute tho rebel spirit while tho sub was making a good thing out of it. Laws were enacted upon which ho could easily place his own constructions, and give himself all the power he wanted to further his purpose which, to him in a pecu niary way, was a very laudable one. Wo have a case before us that de serves attention not only from the ing masses at the approaching election, but also from officials high er in authority than the individual who figures in this transaction. We will first produce this receipt and then wo will proceed to explain some few things about it as related to us iu person by Mr. Williams of West Feliciana parish, doing business at Tunica, La., about thirty miles abovo Bayou Sara : No. 13. (1) U. S. Internal Revende, ) May ad, 1871. ) Received of Williams & Porter, (Tunica.) ' Seventy-seven $77 20[100 Dollars for Excise Tax on Itetail Liquor To bacco Dealer and $30,00. Penalty 50 per cent. $15 DO. Interest and Costs by Seizure $32 20. Total $77 20. Being amount assessed on Nov., list of for year 1870, ending May 1st, 71. A. J. Whittier, Collector. Mr. Williams states that he called at the office of Mr. A. J. Whittier in tho town of Bayou Sara, in compli ance with tho public notice of that official to settle his indebtedness to the United States Government and Mr. Whittier was no where be found; again and again ho visited the town of Bayou Sara purposely to see Mr. Whittier with the sole intention of settling his indebtedness but neither time was he able to catch tho atten tive official at his office, and at ex pense, trouble and great inconven ience ho was each time disappointed. Afterwards, however, he happened to be in that town on business and he accidently met Mr. Whittier and then and there informed him of tho facts above stated and reiterated that he wished to pay his dues to tho Government. Mr. Whittier made out his claim against Williams as abovo, knowing tho facts as stat ed, and when remonstrated with by Mr. Williams, threatened to close up his store if ho did not pay the charges in full as made. As interesting items we cite tho fifty per cent penalty, incurred alone by tho neglcct of Whittier to be at his office at tho dates he advertised himself to bo there. Then again there is tho interest and costs incur red by seizure, when Mr. Williams informs us that no seizure was made. If this bo the case what right had Mr. Whittier to demand thirty-two dollars and twenty ceuts for inter ests and cost of seizure when no seizure was made. We should like to know how such things as this can be reconciled in tho eyes of the peo plo ? Probably an examination into tbe case would have the salutary effect of unearthing another trans action, though very small in none tho less mean. Owing to limited space we have to cut this interesting article off short to-day but we will refer to it with pleasure at another time. There are other things in this case wo wish to refer to and there fore this article will be continued in our Tuesday's issue.