and Seville, were left to rot in filth and rags.
Levees were broken through; and fertile fields lay under water.
Weeds and mosses sprang up rich and rank.
The cotton fields seemed wasting into jungle, the ramparts crumbling into the river, and streets and gardens rotting in a physical and moral blight.
Proud and beautiful New Orleans!
Ruined in her trade, her credit, and her hope, the city rose in her despair and put the question to herself:--Shall the White family perish on the Gulf of Mexico?
Her answer was emphatic.
A reaction instantly set in — a reaction in the sense of setting the question of race above that of party — the Republic above the Republicans.
In clubs, in drawing-rooms, in magazines and stores, a White sentiment began to show.
This movement was directed less against the coloured people than against the strangers and scalawags, who managed the coloured people for party purposes.
A league was understood; a White League, in opposition to the Black Leagu