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RECEPTION BY 1500 PEOPLE
".A es by the Governor, Col. f
Senator Eustls, Judge Sea3,
.ell and Mr. Sutherlin-Sharp
of the Reform Campaign.
La., Oct. 2S.--The meetingto
Sigrand and brilli, nt success. There I
Stt1500 people pr. sent. and as a
Sna one of the most enthusiastic
of the canvass. When Gov. Mc
reahed Keachie. at 11 o'clock last
,ewas welcomed by the firing of anvils
:_teysef musketry and small arms: bon
oreburned and the town was illumnin
'sad a large numbe:r of people remained
j. welcome the distinguished Visitor.
-wasa barbecue, and every detail was
W. B. Peyton, who had eeneral super,
of the arranrgeiments, entertained Sen
justia at his home, and Gov. McEnery
.~ad5comfortable with Mr. Jobeph Wil
following gentlemen acted on the sev
emitteea: Dr. Horn, W. B. Cusion,
isher, W. H. Davis. Davis. Dick Spell, Joe
wsand John A. Hungerford.
meeting was called to order by Hon.
peyton, chairm.an of the Democratic
$ the first ward. Mr. Peyton said that
notconsume the time of the meet
making a spet ch, but would simply
the officers of the meeting. Mr.
thereupon naIeid the ollicers and
programme as follows:
Born, president; J. W. Watts, of the.
ort ProW're., :secretary; vice presi
Dr.. W . .Frierson, Ilon. W. H. L.
Hon. G. W. Graham, Hon. J. T.
Hen. Charles Schuler, Dr. Robt.
Jaa. . . Williams, A. F. Williamson,
mliams, J. F. Goodwin, J. II. Williams,
$elson, T. G. Pegues, E. C. Lambeth,
SRarboiough, T. C. Middleton, Jas. T.
7, Dr. W. S. Logan, D. A. Simmons,
Spilker, Dr. J. E. Wofford, L. H. Bell,
W. D. Franks, S. S. Waits, Manuel
-s, J-. M. Peyton, J. C. Summers, Mar
"-, Dr. N. P. Reeves. Col. L. L. Tom
3, J. Long, S. T. Williams, D. G.
. J. M. Nelson, F. P. Guice; music;
8. D. McEnery: resolutions: T. F.
Fidge W. A. Seay; H. W. Ogden; din
P W. Sutherlin, John S. Young, J. B.
$bert Horn, on assuming charge of
_ting, made a brief address, during
.te introduced Gov. 8. D. McEnory as
I" !rCET GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA.
b, .cEnery was received with load and
aged applanse, his reception being of
moast enthusiastic character. He re
e&d to the oration with an eloquent and
speech. During the course of Gov.
y's remarks, only the substance of
his given, he paid a beautiful rhetorical
aiiment to the large number of ladies
described them as the daughters and
of heroic men, who had sutefred while
fathers aid husbands had marched to
ty for their country ; who had felt the
-pogs experienced by Louisiana s noble
the field. and who had wept with the
wonth when Leo surrendered. In time
the women of Louisiana had not
Seaspatriotie. They had set in motion
* wheels of commerce, had been
t to aid by their counsel and
in every imortant inovement :ond to
ifound them hi e lending their sweet
Lc hlike the perfume of a delicate
. hen the me:n of Louii.ana had i .o
ed their nurl,ro:;s they would he re
by the mnlile; of pure women. Napo
A Paid that France ,eeded more moth
Lonisiasa h.lt them to-day and in all of
psperity of the State, the sons of Lou
bad been encouraged by her dauglhters.
S. AlcEnery treated at con::iderable
4h the priesent prosperity of the Sta'a.,
dwelton the advncemlnent inadie in the
six or seven years. He asked what was
eondition of Loun isiana from the period
en it was reveued 'Intil 1880. During
se yers ihe countrv wasi will with enthlu
. Was that not the time to placc Louis
,awher se hbet longed in the s-thrhood of
des? Bit wao there not a (di ad conserva.
ml Did it not weep over the land. and
Id of advrne icing, diu the State not retro
te Was there one single act to add to
prosperity of the State? Was one blade
Iolf grasstadte to, g ow? WIs any gre it
tacintrmen made in the educatiornal ftcili
kv. McEnery then pointed out in detail
dvauecement in the last few yi'ars, the
in the val e of real estate, the ad
in the aselselmnit ro Isl, etc. lie re
to the Nicholls mee tig at Zachalie,
tld how, noiwitlhst:nding the fact thi:
calmost within sight of the heroic tields
ton Houge, ihere eminent statesmen
misitnia had nlit in the councils of tlh
sralio party. that se audience habul
iaformed thalt tlh meetinlg was not I, n
uIltral or edel:eational one, nbut a Nici
.ting He slk:d it the people woi .i
i~eauet a policy. Did the people w. it
F.D THE IMPiERIAL PUIRtLE ABOUT stlM
loot allef from them? 1He thorrllt
3Th' peopll ile.tindl't eilinltioln. 'Ilhy
died agrl('ultlure andl thlyr hdmandcd
:P-mnent in every broneh.
M,3eEncre ,uet t,,k 1n the levee in
-. He stid that hie Itl been told that
e cpi of 1), ntl ot .ul ll.r n il'foicli d th l t
"oves did not inioreast them, alnd th:t mll
1nC toe hets htd bi een omlitt d i pre
if.lech·n. lie then proeeleded to point
vh!cluy of the levee lillicy, ned to illus
I. the inlre'*s id ccile ,t the Louis
alsua cane( hIck in large aIlulll tlLs iii
eenamenllt rneli. \\1 I hlie canme iinto
andhi hardiinv linished moving the
S tela It riot I l:,(i l' utchlr.. train to
, l, t:16,000 t Opu) h i to l ii fld. II.
wPcIt lil the wait aud dtestitlltioln of
ivevee were swepot away thenll b causeL
were t11rm II lt pll t low. 'the record
.0 eingitl.ers s'il w tlmt 1:17 iuties of"
had to tie Itllilt at a cac ifover
0,000 to the Suit', mlt i ll-di m thi
Swele bletter thllaln thly were till tuat
i- Ir;c'd before' tile waIr.
, tmEnery hrire d',, it on the lse.nliitv
y tle pentle io i, lelt Ihindi thae
l. hen he to.d hlie ImuIc all this im
utent ad cost, iiuhII rillin tlhall the
0,000 frohm the Sit.t: ,.ow lie had
ti elrople 'ioueltheria'1l" iniireasselld oI1i
thl nece:itst of wslf-rlitll: miw,: he
eedl in iiil1 criiit io to ier all thre1
ilarg interetis iioiliid: how tillally
*h- thtct oter *7,000). 000 h.ol bken
sed his audience if this wourk was a
,ODTTIE PVICOIN:E OF A GOVERNOR.
I-twolthlha lve.IIn right fr himn to
- cny ily inrty to .li alulltg the people
- It. T'o'hall thl iovCrnor l ointjl dL
he ha Ih ti iihi d oi to itnspet this
mdl 111at CL aniLt give the work his
tielg of ild':cationll matters. Co..
p-in.id' t ih(tw.H eh,,,i Il.' Ule inlto
s edicathi,.. l i,.nlt. tillns a .ere in
fd org.u iai I: h.Iw th,, New Oricatn
CiPTCiatnd their" mn.th.1 ty to co Itionre;
tiC ld i\ lul l a sim1bl. r cOI 1 R. itin( ,
slttrider'the pr, -elnt dmishulltration,
t;ihtniius ia i ll iilibuenucitl witlh ew
.Ilre,,,v 11 oi .lt:.' hit.
- l is rtlnll ks the il clvertlno referredl
- ltlio of tihlt ull-itaill Univt-reity
oen ne ilno oncice ndl its pre(sclt ilieg
.5tatiid.nd ii ai i sittilli ,on f learn
lthrlml p0oli: 1 out hlly. du1ri i the
"twenjl aib d ti8to. Itherewes
TO ADASCI,, EDU'AI'ioiN,
- ll duriirg th lt period threr was,
.- teilttriu l h Lt:d tl:e issicde by he
ibti tie ioliury ther en
..-e rely intir- sh;g staist:es regard
Sschootl c atten.lnoe, eli., adl sal
_eex d he weo.'l dc:ato, thle trJt
jt tel7 eau tr the ·tabhitentet of
. t ioullei'e fur teltelcs.
Ctonntectiou (ilv tE ,,cerv referred
tivio.us messP Re.., il a thich he has
SRlownl- trib:ite to wotna-iand
alt aWhat *Illl illi iiiiiie tGo.wrj tneo
lt7 f -", tlill C'ii. 011 sl id t un: Ilum -r
- neat velu tiaos for whlichl they
'.i'y neat treated
- FINIAINCIAL QiC:EiTIO N
tteeld uns h w the prese.nt ad
Shad bee hamperedl by tlh
_,. P l e\oulls adnnll-utraliol. '.lhe
' ih elese ill thie aO)teulsillt"
.oUlnelt ar of trln .ioiivrllora
" t1- lttll e sl poillnta wvith dta.t
and in a nwanuct which iuitem'
iuler" sa"tl that if thie sreent ad
Only had its own delbte to pay
,. ·.. .
the treasury would be overflowing. Gov. ai
MeEnei y next treated .he debt amendment u
and referred to the fact that Gen. Nicholls
stands quietly by on the same platform,while
speakers on his side state that McEnery put 0
in force the nefarious debt amendment, as
it is termed. He explained all about the
amendment and stated that Gen. Nicholls
and Gen. Ogden had signed with the bond
holders for his favorable consideration.
F'rancis T. Nicholls had given his aid and in- C
hfluence to the measure.
Gov. MeEnery next t
TOOK UP GEN. NICHOLLS' SPEECH.
Gen. Nicholls stated that his election is
necessary for the unity of the party; that he I
has no ambition. Gov. McEnery said that t
hlie wished that Nicholls had more ambition a
for the State hie had raised his parricidal I
band against. IHe has denounced Democrats, I
and the reformers would give a premium for
every dishonest 1McEners offic'al, and a big- I
ger reward for every itepublican appoint. t
He next referred to the time when he re- t
queatea the appointment of Nick Clouet of
Gen. Nicholls, and Gen. Nichals replied I
that hle would not appoint Mr. Cloud because
hi- was connected with the revolution of
1 876. McEuery asked if (Gten. Nicholls had
made any renunciation of that policy. He
said Gen. Nichol!s claimed to have said t' at
he was in favor of a white man's government.
There could have been no compromise had
Nicholls made any such declaration.
iHe asked why the Republicans and negroes
flocked to tihe Nicholls' standard in the cam
paign of 1886.
THE NEGROES FLOCKED TO HTa
at J)onaldsonvilte, when he was slumping
t heState forGay. Why wasit that these
lacks said 'Thank God, you are to be our 1
next (Governor." These negroes and these
Republicans knew that with Nicholls they
would get Republican recognition.
In East Feliciana there is now a negro club
500 strong s;pporting himn and demanding
recognition and division of the parish otfices.
Regarding Gen. Nicholls' speech in reference
to personal appointments, Gov. MicEnery said
the charge was that Gen. Nicholls' friends
had not been appointed to office. He said
the record would show that hlie had sppointed
as police jurors men who were supporting
Gen. Nicholls. He did not consider that
there was a faction in the Democratic party
until G(en. Nicholls took tlahe field.
Gov. MeEnery then quoted Gen. Nicholls'
frequently ;published statement that he
would not be cont.olled by any man or set of
men, and referred to Gen. Ni-hohs' action
in the Pacific Rlailroad bond case when he
forced an opinion from the Supreme Court.
He next citied
THE TOMi ANDERSON CASKE,
and stated that when Cl Gen. Nicholls was con
sidering the advisability of signing his
pardon should he be convicted and how he
went to the Democratic caucus with a
written opinion and got them, through
Frank Zaclharie, to pledge him their support.
Gov. McEnery paid a tribute to Gen.
Nicholls as a soldier and a gentleman. He
made the point, however, that Gen. Nicholls
in all his campaign speeches, which had been
carefully prepared, had not made a single
specific chaise against the administration.
I He had not announced one sinlde idea of his
future policy on any point, lie is silent ex
cept on personalism and proscription.
Gov. McEnery next pointed out the im
proved guarantee system under the present
ad;ainistration, and compared it with the
guarantee of from 18 '6 to 1879.
Gov. McEnery closed with a beautiful and
Sflowery reference to the proud State of Lou
Sisiana which was now being made the vic
tim'of' the denunciation of the ''reformers."
SWhen Gov. McEnery finished liary Hun
gerford anid Birdy Vance, two pretty little
children, presented him with flowers. Quite
a number of ladies also sent up flowers, and
the utmost enthusiasm was displayed. Dur
ing Gov. McEnery's speech, which was an
able and eloquent effort, he was repeatedly
interrupted by applause.
When the applause had subsided somewhat
Mr. J. B. Lee presented Gov. MeEnery with
a beautiful banner the handiwork of Mrs.
J. H. Pierce. Mr. Lee made an appropriate
speech in making the presentation.
A series of appropriate resolutions were
Sthen offered and adopted.
CAPT. T. F. BELL,
of Shlr:.veport, followed the Governor in an
ex eilent and well delivered speech. Capt.
Bell stated that in 1884, when Gov. Mc
Enery presented himself for the first time, he
was one of his strongest opposers. Then he
Ssupported Ogden, but hlie did not sympathize
with the bitter war made against Mcenery,
and when h', was nominated he supported
Since then he had watched his adnministra
t tion narroway and closely, and with judgment
somewhat against him, but after the closest
setltin in common candor and in common
justice he was; compelled to admit that he
huad presetted thie best administration that
has ever been given the State. He thought
it proper to stand by an administration until
- its lea trits had bIcen eatablished.
H f funal that the condition of the State,
the crops and tile illnailees uarrantld him in
supporting the adminit tratioi. Iic saw ad
vanceiment and iinlprovemnents on all sides
and nothing to warrant or just:fy the at
tacks med by the other side. He read an
eextiact fromn Col. Buch's Brecux Bridge
spe ch complimentary to Gov. McEnery, and
made a good point on it.
rie sail that after the reformners had failed
on all their other lines they took up the tli'd
I term and harped on it.
Capt. B-,ll then quoted Mr. Don Caffery's
i statiment made in a recent speechl, that Gov.
Nicholls was not seeet'ng the otheice but the
Soflien was st eking the mnan.
HI. made a tialing po at in this regard,
iilnu.trating it with an interesting and aiuis
I uing story. Capt. Bell cited inum rocs in
Sst:teiCs where Govei noes haid served nnier
- on: terms, andt replied most ably to thu
- "third term" arguments. He was repeat
JUDGE W. A. SEA.Y
F fllowed. Judge Seay marle a pocverl'a! ar
:'anent in the interest of hliariiuny in the
Sartty, during which he deprecatteal liersonal
lbuiue ii, a aiiemocr. tic canvass, lie was con
tident that tile McEnit ry supporters would
Iillp)pO t tilhe n8iltnne Of the COiVeilo'iOi, 110
I matter atho was nonainated.
I Judge Stay then replied to the charges of
personal goveriaiuent made afaainst hoc. lii[
a Euery, and al'uo made an able deiense of
(Goe. McEnery s positiou in that mattar.
lie closed by aelisiug the peonic 'o vote
for thuir choice, and atating thas his choice
flR. HARRY ODEN,
of Bossierwas the next to speak. Mr.Ogden
was warmly received. lHIs sa-ees, though
i iIi', was to the point, and it wits delivered
with foi ce and onts derahle etoquence.
tatte said that the "riefoin" slwealkrs seemed
-to k w the history af Lonisisna only romai
- 15.75 to 1879, judgihg from their speeches.
He ihvuct on the political history for some
years priar to that date, and then logicalty
thraete; and tlhn well delined the progrelsive
policy of (ov. ietEnery.
\ lien Mr. Ogden concluded, an excellent
dinaer was earv, d and enjytd by the large
auldience. After dinner the meeting was ad
aENATOR JAMES t. EUSTIS.
I I sIpoke of the p:)liticnl sitn:tion in Twonis
r iana, mail ioide a telliny speech. The Ieptay'
10 tato charge that MlcEncry was supported
ci tny bh a rug, was ithe Ibrge audicuce and
the addresses of such men as Capt. Bell "aud
,tull.;e Seay, who were now atsupporting Mc
• ,a. Eustit next referred to Cov.y.eEnery's
cieelih deil Vereal at Monroe as a masterly
elfort. lhat speeca, lie thonhght, had b:uken
I the ranks of thea "reformers' and they had
Stelinporlrily retired to remandl and rtaform
a, ". ]a, Eutis then spoke of the necessity of
haviing a white ant's government. lie re
ceicid many rio. at tributee when he closed.
CO|, JOtIN ,. vOUttO,
oat Slhrevepor, was the iext speakor. He in
t iled all arear nt to attend the grand ;emo
crat c r,,iy to be hlt-id at lInreveporlt Nov. 3,
S to itich Grtn. Nicholls anl all the "'re
atforinetes, a well as all the admialit.'atioii
ettupportet, had been invited.
S.u r. aote g spoite in the ailmissians lay the
duotel- dide of Gtl. elcEneryus honesty, in
a iegrdt . etc., anl said that his administration
hid it (tn fllly auia eatehd. He tht at da-ailed
Saitii whait pleasure a McEnary eilb t.ai bhcn
alga ,i,ed in Shreveutairt ;ind told of all the
a prot:.in(.iut i iin who had joined it.
Mr. Loung made a strong speech.
siR. EDWAnD :iUTHEIiLIN
etaosed the meeting with a briliant effort, in
which he lliade hniny new points. Among
other ilinta hti rad t culed the "third terau'
atigainient of the refor-nerlt.
McENE?.Y IN NEW ORLEANS.
A Large Meeting in Pat Meahie's Bai:iwick,
the First Ward.
A FUaL MEETINO OF sTURDY DEoanaCRaATa IN
DOtR1E OOV. S'ENERY.
New Orl-ans Times-Demaerat.
Had those personse resading outaide the
first card been present at the nieetiag held
at Lttza' Hall, which organizest as the Hag
gerry Guards, last umahit, in support of Gov.
S. D. McEnei y, thay woutl have seen a phyb
ical contradiction aof the repeated boaste that
McEunery men were scarce in the ward.
The meeting, which was a larget ole, was
a attended priucipally by men elup;oyed in the
- cot:nt presses who reside in tie ward.
?-Mr. J. T. Callaht:i calleh the nr-eting tuor.
der, nid laid down the- fact that thi meeting
was for the ptu pose of urgaitlziig ala oppo. i
tion to the utrtvrtv who has ruted the wad for
- the past atue ycars.
Mr. D. Haggerty was elected president.
HI- toitd that many reports had hetn cirou
Slated to the eticet that Mi. Calhahan and ha
a wlere ready to :cll out. lhat was intrue, atul
in o1dsea' to -show that it was malicious this
- meet nt u ad bi hn cailele, and that Lucy in
teaded to supptrt Gto. MeEtiery.
Mr. Put Kelhey was elected vice president,
SWin. Dempse secretary, Max Me.er5 Eq,.
assistant serretary, and James McGinn treas
MR. CHARLES THEARD
was introduced to the meeting. In the course
of his remarks he said that he had come from
a distant ward-the fifth-thatis unanimous
for McEnery, beamuse he is on the side of
right and justice.
He took up the present dissensions and
classed them as sore-headedness, and the
people are confronted with a faction of so
called reformers whose opposition is as bit
ter as the opposition during Radical rule.
Mr. Theard pointed out the good deeds of
Gov. McEnery. "He is the friend of the
laborer and every poor man, because he is
the friend of pro:perity." He could not see
any reason why he should not support Mc
Enery when he considered the happiness and
prosperity of Louisiana.
In conclusion bhe said that Gov. McEnery
had never offered himself as a candidate un
til the bitter opposition was formed and com
menced throwing mud, and it was not until
that his honor had been aseailed, nd he de
sired to uphold that honor and the record he
MR. GOY RUSSELT
delivered a short speech, in which he said
that the cause of McEne:ry in the first ward
was not hopeless. He came from the second
ward, a ward that will send a solid McEnery
delegation to Baton Rouge, who will shoun
for McEnery as long as his name is before
the con.ention. He took up the charges
made by the so-called reformers against Gov.
McE;. :ry and denied each and everyone,
which he classed as malicious slanders upon
tn honorable man.
Hf would be willing to vote for Nicholls to
go at the head of an army if war broke out,
but for Governor he wanted McEnery, who
has a better claim than Gen. Nicholls.
MR. MEYER OUTHEDI
addressed the meeting in his usual eloquent
and intelligent style. It was the first
time in fifteen years that he had attend
ed a meeting where so much unanimity was
displayed. He looked for victory in the first.
ward from the very hands of those who claim
to have it in this ward, and who are only liv
ing under the hopeless impression that they
will get it.
The reformers have not in all their argu
nents, advanced one sinule reason why Mc
Enery should not be a candidate for Gov
ernor, and their arguments onlytend to show
the great work that McEnery had done for
'the speaker here pointed out the good
work of Gov. McEnery in an eloquent man
ner, and concluded by saying that as soon as
Gov. MecEnery appeared at Monroe and took
the stand, and gave as able and eloquent a
tribute as was ever uttered for tny State,
that moment the false assertions f the re
formers scattered like the mist of the morn
ming before the noonday sun.
MR. DAVID O. HOLLANDER
spoke next. He took up Gen. Nicholls,
and said that if the people wanted
a maimed soldier for governor, they
could go out to the Soldiers' Home and get
plenty of them with records as good as Gen.
Nicholls', whom the Big Four are to-day
leading around the countr'. The people
want McEnery, for since hie has been in
power all have prospered, and prosperity
is before them.
Messrs. Meyer Gutlheim, John F. Callahan
and David C. Hollander were appointed a
committee on resolutione, and ofered the
following, which were adopted unanimously:
Whereas, after a long and bitter campaign,
conducted with vituperation and aggression
the name of Samuel Douglas McEnery still
stands unsullied and unblemished as before;
And whereas, we, the people of the First
ward, suffering too long under the assumed
leadership of one man, feel that the time nas
come for independence of action.
Be it resolrted, in mass-meeting assembled,
that we, as workingmen an1xious for the pros
perity of our State, as fathers desirous of ge
curing the blessings of good government for
our children, and as citizens and Democrats,
do hereby pledge ourselves to support Gov.
MeEnery in the coming election.
Convention of Parish Superintendents of
BATON ROUGE, Oct. 29.-The followingcor
respondence will be found of interest to the
friends of education:
LoneisiaA STATE UNIVERSITY AND A. AND M.?
Baton Rouge. La., Oct. 18, 1887.
Hon. Warren Easton, Superintendent of Public
tMy Dear Sir-I observe with pleasure that
there is to be a convention of the parish su
perintendents of public education in this
city during the month of February next.
t Permit me to congratulate you on the sue
I cessful inauguration of a work so pregnant
witll valuable results: to tender the conven
tion through you the use of our Agriuenltural
SIHall, :-nd to place at your command what
eser of facilities we may possess that may in
any maniner contribute to the success of the
Smecti- g and the pleasure and comfort of the
I am, most respectfully, your obedient ser
f vant, J. W. NIeIrot.so.
In reply to the above thoughtful and
1 courteous letter from Col. J. W. Nicholson,
the acting president of the faculty, Hon.
Warren Easton senut the following letter:
OFFICE OF Tis. S.TATE ScsUPRINTvnsDENTPUBLIC)
Education. B nton lltai, La., O:c. ,. ltt. I.
Col. J. W. Nicholson. Actine President State Uni
versity acd A. and M. Colhee:
Dear Sir-Tn reply to yours of recent date
tendering the nuse of Agricultural Hall for
the second annun:l convention of parish
superintendents, which will assemble in this
city on the :! end 3d of February. 1888.
pet mit me to thank you, in the name of the
snperintendents, for yonr kind offer, and
also for your assurance of active co-opera
e tion in forwarding the oujects and purposes
Sof this convention. The institution you so
worthily represent is closely allied to the
common sciools, nnd whatever it call do to
O oster and up-.hulild the educational interests
of the Stalte will tend to the greater develoh.
mf ent of its own useful work. Again than -
ing you, I remain, yours truly,
, VWARREs EasRTOn,
State Superintendent of Public Education.
SNeed of Good Navy Yards on the Gulf
Coast andI on the Pacific.
S Wuamnroroy. Oct. 2---Com. B. B. Har
sn mony, chief of the Bureau of Yards and
Docks, has prepared his annual report upon
d the operations of that ureau during the
n past year. He says that appropriations have
Sbeen expended with the greatest economy,
y sliad as much done as was possible with this
e liisired amour t to arrent deterioration of
government property. the sum, however,
e being so small it had but little effect.
I- On the Mare Island (Cal) Navy Yard, the
report says: "This navyyard is our only
naval station on the shores of the Pacific. It
, would be our only base for naval operations
d for the defense of the ports of this coast, for
d protection of orr Pacific trade, and for the
i assertion, if it should become necessary, of
I the dignity and strength of the nation upon
, this greatest of all ocean areas.
y "At present Europeani naval powera are
Srapidly acquiring the insular cuntries osf
d tisi part of the worl, their movements ad
n vaneClug so far as to nalse amonlg then.e.ves
a cirtual partition of the Western l'cific.
if and extending so far of late as to practialy
annex groups of slands where Amerloan
trade and civilizing inflluences hlad iclbe-n here
tofoe permanent. In considering these
. movements tho possibility does iot seem a
Sdista:nt one, that our extreme WesterP terri
, tory nly bo hamperedt and surrounded b)y
the pose: esiolns of ar-ressive naval nowers.
SThis, in addition to the immense develo
ment upon land and sea on tihe l'aciiic coast
e that wlt follow the opening of thi inter
1. oceanic canal, will force upon this country a
greater naeval activity, for which we shnoul
Sbe prepa:red. Not only should the qi'.ntion
tbe considered of cstabiilnhment of additional
e ;naval resources in the waters of lPnget
•ounet. the great coal and iron regions of
the future upon this coast, but moasnres
vhould Itc takens to place th.s, our only naval
tstt;os now existing u lpon the coast, in a
n fully eqiiopes.l condition. When the e.ncr
g gency arises and the straitn aid stress of pre
' oration foractual ./ar is upon un, there will
be no time lor the estub ishment of the
neces.ry works, which leq'lire consi erathle
tinle for consirnltin ard c co0tinousi ,
tlouglh not extravag,n~t, exjeuditure of
, 'hse Inec"sijy for a naval station on
the sholrecs of the Gulf of Mexico is said to be
inperative, Ilot only from theb possibihltst
Slikely soon to arine in these wa'ter and ad
joiinig We\\:st Il.dian coutries and sees. but
;,lko blcausle a stsatios is needeld an a bass' for
the: naval 'iefeiise of our own coasts and the
IC roection of the outlets ,f our Glli and
d .itssaripli trade. tCots. Harumony believes
that P'ensacola. althouch defective in some
rlespecis, comhines Inor. advraltagces for a
naval statiuon than Key West or any point on
- the Miusissipii river.
-ore Land Restored to the Publie Do
e WASeraINGTONs Oct. 20.--Acting Secretary
Muldrow to-day rendered a decision rejectirn
, ists of selectiocus mads by tile Northern Pa.
citic rl.lr',d Comipany o" about 57,000
r acres of land in Washington Territory, oi
the ground that the lands in qu:estion were
Snot luehuded in the grant to that company
Sunler the join:t revohl;ion of Cougress ot
S1870. 'Ihe acting atcrktary holds 'hat the
is linds in question had been intoindd as a
g- grant to the Oregon Cteit:ral lialsoad C on
pay, wh 'h graert was forfeited by the act
, f Jan. 3:1, 1883, a:l tilhat they now torm a
part of the pubuc domain.
JlDE E. D. WHITE.
A Leaf from a "Reform
er's" Legislative -
How He Supported a Funding Job
in the State Senate.
A Mal-Odorons Trade with a Notori.
ors Carpet-Bag Senator.
New Orleans States.
The Hon. E. D. White, by the grace of
Gov. Nieholls, ex-justice of the Supreme
Court, donning the colors of his whilom
benefactor, effulges now in print, now cor
ruseates in impassioned harangues from the
stump, the recognized champion of Nicholls
and the expounder in ordinary of that unique
policy which culminated in dismal failure
and in the summary abridgment of his gu
bernatorial term by the unanimous vote of
a discontented people in constitutional con
It is not our fault, though, perhaps, it is
Mr. White's misfortune, that in the role he
has assumed he becomes the legitimate sub
ject of personal and public criticism.
We had always believed-indeed, we
thought we knew-that Mr. White wielded
an unbounded influence over Mr. Nicholls;
that he inspired his disastrous policy whilst
Governor: that he wrote his messages, and
that in the Senate, of which he was not a
silent member, he wves the recognized mouth
piece of the administration.
In reading the speech which Gen. 1icholls
read at Zacharie on the 25th, a subtle leaven
of duplicity runs all through the labored ac
count of the Governor's trading with the
Radical negro members of the rump Packard
Legislature. As when he says, for instance:
There was a number of returned Repub
lican members, both Senators and Repre
sentatives who expressed a willingness to go
into our General Assembly, put with condi
tions attached. * * * * They
claimed that they could control, to a great
extent, in the Packard Legislature, the
patronage of their respective sections, and
they urged they should be placed in a like
position. should they go in with us. We
were confronted with two stubborn facts:
One was the almost absolute necessity, for
peaceable success, of havingthose men with
ntu and the second was that they positively
refused to go to us unless their claims were
acceded to. In view of those two facts what
were those to do who were charged with the
duty and responsibility of redeeming the
State from the terrible conlition in which
eight years of misrule had placed her and of
which there promised to be a possible and
probable indefinite continuance?
We are not called upon to discuss the
morality or code of ethics of those who at
tached conditions precedent to the per
formance of a plain duty. We stood face
to face with fixed facts and had to deal with
them as we found them for thepublic good.
At that time the appointing power to many
of the local offices was lodged by law in my
hands. It was a power placedlthere without
legal fetter or trammel. I was at liberty legally
to appoint whomsoever I might choose; no
man had a "vested right,"or a legal right
to complain of the direction-my judgment
should take on that matter. The only duty
incumbent upon me as executive was to
make thos, appointments to the best of my
ability for the public good. In the extraor
dinary condition in which the State was
then placed. my judgment as to how some
of these appointments shou.ld be made at that
time so as best to serve the public good took
an entirely different shape from- what it
would have taken under ordinarconditions.
Under ordinary conditions.: I should have
considered the duties of each part'inlar office,
and the fitness, from every poiht of view, of
each applicant for that oflice,.and made the
appointment aecording to- merit, bearint in
mind party claims and also the wishes of the
commuinity in which the appointments were
to be made. Duty to the State, the people
and the party to which I belonged would
have coincided with my own wishes and
would have all led np to that result.
As matters actual stood I was to a cer
tain extent forced off from that particular
line of action. A strict observance of it at
that time was not the best course for the pub
lic welfare. The position before me was a
very plain one. It was simply this: After
we had gotten into a de facto position,
in each house a qnorum of members, re
turned as such by the returning board, was
the key to the whole sitnation. We could
obtain that quorum through certain condi
tions. If those conditions were accepted it
would entail the making of a limited number
of objectionable appointments in the lower
grades of office, but it would carry with it,
as the general result, the power of appoiet
nent to all the important positions in the
State, and the full control forever of the
State by Dei ocratic hands. If those comdi
tions were not accepted, the Itepublicans
mentioned would not have joined us; iee
could not obtain the desired quorum, and
for want o1 that quorum our fight stood in
the greatest danger. A final loss of oui
fight wonld have resulted not only in the ap
pointment by th('ese seine Itdbuitdlicans of
the persons they desired but it also would
have carried with it the continuance
of Radical domination thrmloughout the
whole Sate~, and thie appointment of
obnoxious oflimals all along the. line. If we
accepted the conditions, whilst we would
have to subordinate our personal preferences
and political wishes to political exlgecies,
no actual harm wonld reut, for simultane
ously an act could be pass:-d (and whi:ch in
point of fact was passed) giving the Oover
nor the power to reumove for cause all statute
officers, whonm he hadl the power to paloint,
and thie public survice be safely guarded iu
Desidcs this. while gaining the object then
directly in :ront of us, we woidd at the saine
time, alnd through the very same act, strike
a blow at the Republican organization of the
We do niot believe that Gen. Nicholls, who
read his speech, wrote it, himself. If he did
so in part, we are coufilent that the quoted
passage, at least, was written by his friend and
adviser, ex-Judge White. But in truth we
believe that the remarkable, wih-wshy-washy
bargaining and colorles speech,. is niot the
original work-of thle chivalrous soldier and
the very pink of refomrn in governimeutal
ethics that CGen. bicllt[s is univcrsahy
known to be-'incehe says so himself.
A pithy FrenCh proverb says: "Quii a bui
hoira." We nlighlt say conveying the s:!tne
idea: "Whoi.ver tr;cks once. will trick
again." In the Legislature of 187H, Chad
'wolth, of St. Charles, a typlic:al carpet-hag
-Senator of ineffrable mcl odi),ous aiteceLd
enti andof notorious corruption, introdiced
in the S-nat:a bill providiiga or the funtint
of the floatine debt of the pari.h of Ht.
Charles. hlis l.ill ho e up:tu its fiace the
"*st.wberry mark" of twitship to any the
worse spoimliaitng ear:-pet-bag joi.
Ex-.Tude Wt-ihae -as a Senator then. He
had beef elected after the stirrng events o.
Se'pt. 14 at - tim.: when the beat of our iti
zcns, uith ci vi trtue arousei, isoulght wilt
patriotic anid generons enmulat:oli to entel
h lgislative h.tils that reform and purifica
tina migiht at last prevail after the:ir herote
ef tfort at disenllthraldo-n.
Attong the Ilst acts of Senator White was
Sthe intrtducition of a measure. dtbitlcss a ur.
great refo m. He r.quir-d the \ot. a of a
tpart, at least, of the carpet-b:age - amnd no
giroes in the Slenate, the Iemnocrats beuig in
Senators \\hite and Chadworth held diplo
i(iotic co. fer ltces. It was stiplltated be
t.Wei teni t m imlld soelllenly co;'CIantited that
Chidv sorthl would "scratch his back and ie
Senaitor White help- d to pass that fundinm
job, and C (hadworth soteiL for andl assisted in
p)Ia.g Senator Wh\Vlite-s refini- measure.
o ,scmr, olw-y er, hl l this oi: Ilo tlo
thain S.-nator White hurried over to lii
rhlouse to warn a cel'tai melmbe)r of that
budy and to beg that he opoose and klill .h
bidt when is came before ilthe Louse. Itt
mnti 1-. r Ii astuin snment said: ""vh,,Wh it,
yo. , i.t'd i, the pa,~age of that bil in ;h.
ISeniat ; wsIha do you mean ini seeh-lkug so
ulgetmltly is d1.feat In the House 1"'
deni.tor white then relited the erunam
at ticea of the trade as w te ll thim above,.
- 'lThe legisator,. iu s needaes to say, eon
c Iveld lo exgtited opi:ion of the d:p.omatt'
ethims invled in tiue later, nior ,:11 he bi
come much intorested in 1 Uhltil tMr. Rinie
t Rosr, a pnntsr of high socital tnllitig, w~it,
vasnt intcrtn t in toe parish oi St. Ot-t .eC.
sought an ieterview wttn lint at which it.
exposed and denollnted tlhe inilullty of Cha
worth'. slhemne -f spoil tion. 'then it wea:
ethat the Icgi-iator Iwhobe name is ci M .
Wh tea disposal) a.ganized an oppositi.
wisth the asusat.ncce of bid.h.r legil.atLr
such as Loin A. \'llt, ,in.its Jeffr.-r. tct.,
a ud wh,- the rasRa.ly uiil camue nio they. a
a the boyse s.iy. "kimcuedtlr stu.tio' uito llr. I.
1a t l'eTeniais bulilozing embrog io, wisr Ih
ct cIire,-I, wevery mimic knoc.s, i. 1It78, i
Svtarli after thle pisodoe we have bemn. relit
hug, (ioy. Nicitoha, in his meegaag t@ the
Legislature, condemned and denounced the
white leaders implicated, after a personal in
vestigation which he made on.the spot.
This "'Tenses affair" occurred in the early
fall of 1878, and Nicholls' message to the
Legislature containing the denunciation was
read and pubhshed in January, 1879. Dur
ing the interval Mr. White, who was still
Senator, and the closest adviser of (ov.
Nicholls, in conversation with a certain gen
tleman (Mr. White no doubt remembers
him), said that it would be the Governor's
policy to strongly denounce one prominent
instance of bulldozing for political effect
abroad, and in order that the many other 1
cases might pass unobserved and unher
The gentleman did not fail to perceive the
Jesuitical character of such a course, and so
expressed himself. The Tensas message 1
came all the same.
We saw a number of prominent gentlemen
from Tensas dragged before the partisan
United States court. under an indictment,
avowed by the foreman of the grand jury to
have been based. in the main, upon the ,nes
sage of Gov. Nicholls.
Now, we think, we are well founded in sus
pecting that Mr. White inspired, if he did not
write, that part, at least, of the.message.
Such an act would not be in disaccord with
his treatment of Chadworth. It is in excru
ciating dissonance with Gov Nicholls' De
mocracy, as proclaimed by hitheelf at the
GEN. GORDON IN OHIO.
The Georgia Governor Explains Why South
ern People Stand by Jefferson Davis.
CnccnrtcAT, 0., Oct. 29.-In his speech
here last night Gov. Gordon, of Georgia, al
luded to the reception of Jefferson Davis at
Macon as follows: "It is charged that we
cheered Jeff Davis. Does that mean going
to war again? Let us reason: Suppose we
didn't; suppose we turned our back on this
pale-faced, broken-down old man ? What
did he do that I hadn't done? I don t think
I shot any body, but I tried pretty hard.
You might ask me to turn the cold shoulder on
the wife of my bosom. She went with me to
the flout. She followed me to camp, shared
my dangers even to the picket, and at times
in danger of battle, and under Providence I
owe to her tender nursing that my life was
spared me. Why should I hate her?
"If we should turn our backs on that man,
refuse him our sympathies, we would merit
the scorn of every brave man in this audi
ence, and you would feel a bitter contempt
forus. When Jeff Davis left the United
States Senate he left it with regret and full
of political honor. For our sakes he became
poor and was debarred forever from political
circles in his own country. He lingers to
day, with broken health and scarcely a place
to lay his head, dragging after him wounded
limbs, with increasing suffering, that fol
lowed him from Buena Vista.
"What would you think of me if I said
'Go hence, I have no more use for you?' I
am not going to say it. I would have con
tempt for Gen. Merrion (who sat on the
stage) if he went back onthe grand old name
of Abraham Lincoln. Put yourself in the
other fellow's place. It was my fortune a
few weeks ago at Philadelphia to take part in
a celebration of the adoption of the Consti
tution, and when Georgia had taken herpart
I was proud as I stood onthe street to see the
shattered remnant of the Union army bear
ing the shattered remnants of the old uags,
and as they were viewed by that October
light, amid the shouts of 10,000 throats, I
felt that thrill that I know was pulsating in
the veins of strong, grand men, remnants of
the Grand Army of the Republic. Why
shouldn't I? They were consecrated to a cause
which, to those who gathered around them
was as holy as honor and truth. I would
have no faith in home and liberty if these
men did not love their old flags.
"So, too, we loved ours. Let us get out
of the universe when hatred of the South
is called loyalty to the North. I am going to
show you that our children should love their
flags. A man is better who has the nerve to
do justice. Was there any honor in carry
ing these old flags? They, too, were woven
b the p triotic hband' of Southern women.
They were dehvered to hnsbands and broth
er-onsecrated by tears and prayers. Some
were rent with bullets, blackened with gun
powder and reddened with the blood of the
"Don't we build monuments to the Con
federate dead? Why? Gen. Grant, the
greatest General of the Union army. said he
was willing to share in the dedication of a
monument to the Confederate dead. There
isn't good seo e in any man who tries to
arouse your passions. He does not deserve
your votes. You see in some of your papers
coliumn after column about rebel flags.
"This is the truth: I was there. There
were in all that great central City of Macon
a few Confederate flags and 50, 000 of Stars
and Stripes, and yet some people are so color
blind that they could not see anything but
rebel flags, and yet every carriage that bore
Jell Davis and the horses that drew him were
literally covered with Union flags. 'lhe very
house 'that he was in was so covered with
them as to almost blind him. Some speeches
were madrie. A leader was chosen to present
a memento of affection to his wife, and the
geat clhmax of it was that the Union was
represented on a firmer basis than ever."
Gen. Gordon's Address at Ports
PORTaMOUTI, Oct. 29.-A heavy storm of
rain broke upon the city with Gen. Gordon,
which interfered with the arrangements.
The Democratic managers had made prep
arations to give him a hearty reception, but,
notwithstanding the inclement weather, a
large audience greeted him. The General,
upon being int.oduced, referred to the
charge of being a ku-klux nmade by the Repub
lican press andti denied it fully, asserting that
he never at any tinmeo lolowmg the swar be.
longed to any o'ganuization except one
fortmes for the mnaintelna c of law and
order, andtl that he tlid not at any time been
amemuber of any seemt so-icty. He thet
spoke of the charges of acnbt entalism made
by the C'r,nine, cit Go.ate and ackllowleldged
to tlte impeauchment. He argued tlat all
melt who aeted by tihe desire to promote their
country's welfare we:te sentimentalists. He
then launched out nl the mitt address by
the statenmeut trst, that htie would ,peak
only oif quest.ons atffecting the piople of both
N'orth and Moutt, and second. that he de
sired to be qucstlon, fully and freely on
anls Doot ntupolt which the audletc desilred
to be informed.
He t..en spoke of the reception of Hon.
Jenerson Da!s, justifyring it as ar his speech
at Citncltttt. last tught. liHe thet reterred
to the subicet of "le.l' tflags us:d in the
Macon demo straton. and htuchinigly dc
scribed tls love lhis peotiple telt for tll.'ha war
stained batn, re and their desire to be h Id
by tlem once mnore at their rCeunIions. He
I held that wh le tihere ere about a dozen of
them nufurted thlro were at least 50,000
national tlagn displayed, but that ior hernt
corcrepond Ilts of a lart'lsall pi'ress rre af
fected with co.or blindness and could not see
, in referring to the late war the General
snodl that at lt timne did tihe South desire to
I dlestroy the Ution. That sie hIad fu Ithecd
toomuch of v.lor atnd territory aind bioodt
StowaIrd its fo'nition and up-building to wish
:it destro'yed. '1 hat the war was onilly the out
,gro. to of a constructio of thle Counstitu'ion,
wnoch d.ne.ed from that of the people of the
'ihet sections he compared to two boys
Johnnic :and I-itll, w'to ft ii otnt oer a matter
I tat ctultt not be p:rac..bly adjisn.edl, aind
thait . ohitie haviig gottelt thlle 'orslt of the
light, had been Invitedt back by lank. Tlht,
lle Ilvltatou wsa, accepted, lnd Jiohn ic
wasbac! to stay. In subh.tatiatton of this
hie said the paeple of the ,-ltuth would not
have thle v. rdct lchanged if th :y could. 'lh .t
Ite hald no exprer:setd Illoscif it reul. otis otf
Cofttdrtcar: t, teoldiels atd i othr places, and
that he out echoed the seinlcunts of i.s
countryilen. 'te licght \ote toi i btltce in'
presiulentc at electlon:s hIe e:pi.inedl by st.at
ipg tlhat til color'd peoplc, huding they
had ibecu robbedc by tihe ca petbag clhent
after the war, would nio lonlger allitate with
the iteiubiican party ini p;eidelnutal lec
tion., and the umass of tlhem not earnu to
so.e with the DIcmocrccy lad siniply refrain
talfrots aotintg a: ah. Ill the telliteranee,
lltece law aitd other qleCations of 5tate inter
est, he said the ifull vote or both colore:d aid
i lute peopit was cast~ wthoilo t iilterfercnee
or restrail ts. meidt that on telt ratter Oaue.iltin
colored inen h:td ttlwa.yH carried tlihe State
aeainst the linjncial i.ite.ests of the whltr.t
Tue (-eltieral spoike at sole length oil ithe
tcorlldltioln oif tle co,.ored peoplte nlow as colt
tared with thit of the Years fodosing tilhe
wal, \het hey" were govelned ly so-called
dtepitbicans, and shilowed by statistics thl.tt
the eontor, d peoplle had intc eased i wealth
t.et-effoid undter ]Deiocratice rule; that th ir
edctli;oai .nal fecilties, whicih were paid Cir
o;ut Iof tuaes cuteet d frnnl the whites, had
lincleatd over twelityfoid, inid that they
wee,' as a poi:dle, propeolls, eonsented ald
iully- nroue:cd in all their rigihts. He con
Iclined 'erysneverely tue course of certain
corthern iemtmalicans in keeping alive the
f. etiigs of sectional atmousitv, anid iha gel
ilat in such a cours-e lay the grea.set dalter
o olir rei.ipA.ic. H' closed w.ch an exhort
tion to tilth p. ople of alt sect one to foret tihe
:lassions of thlb pT.t aid unti c iLn a corm ,ol
Irpovec to po ..ote the prosperity and eJit
.hu greatness of the outlnty.
In the lxhibitinn at Ba're. says %rtiture.
her.- ia an .nitreiting collte.ion of spei
.ile'S ol Jiololso .5 unh. . , loe are pouwio.
,us whein eattl.l others ae- me.ely \sntoun
.i't7. Am4oli:~ tittr rd are Lial'y spatr'itcd, a
e.xodo i-anid lna..y (itupes, w..ihh are
.blind nt near the Uape of iotid itope. in
. le Japanl ,a i, aonld a very p ctiar tetro
hum,, whlch i, so ..etunes nused as a mesnis of
..icdce. Is pr elaces senslatins like thouset
pt p tdcedjt by morphia, and flitly death.
THE STATE CONVENTION.
Apportionment of Delegates to the Sev
HRADQtART DEMOCRATIO SraAT CzTrBAL 1
Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 96. 1887.
The following resolutions for the guidance
of the Democratic party of Louisiana were
adopted unanimously at the meeting of the.
Democratic State Central Committee, at New
Orleans Oct.,l1, 1887, viz:
"1. That the State nominating conventiont
be held at the City of Baton Rouge, on Tues
day, Jan. 10, 1888.
"2. That the apportionment of represents
tion in such convention shall be one delegate
to ach 200 votes or more, based upon the
highest Democrati.-Conservative vote cast at t
the last general electro . for presidential elec-.
tors or Governor of Louisiana: 'provided, .
that in the parishes of St. Landry and Acadia
the apportionment shall be for St. Landry
thirteen delegates and for Acadia six dele- t
"3. The elect-rr, shall be conducted by the
Democratic-Consei vative voters of the varn
ous parishes, under such rules and regula. I
tions as may be adopted by the respective
Parish Executive Committees of the various t
parishes: provided, that in no case shall any
delegate to such convention be appuinted by
any such Executive Committee.
"4. Resolved, That in order to conciliate f
the difierences which may exist in the various
parishes ol the 8te te, and to unite the Demo- t
cratic-Conservative vote therein, the chair- t
man of the State Central Committee be and
is hereby authorized to appoint from the t
members of this committee a sub-commnittee t
of three, of which the chairman of-the State I
Central Committee shall he chairmant who t
shall be authorized to proceed immediately
to any parish in which dual executive com- 1
mittees may be' rganized. for the purpose of c
compromising their differences, and failing
in this, to order under such regulations as I
they may fix an election at such time as they 1
shall name for members of such parish ex
ecutive committee; provided, that each fac
tion in such parish snall have appointed by
such sub-committee of the State Central
Committee two commissioners of election, to
be named at their suggestion, at each polling
place, and that the judge of electiont stech I
polling place shall be selected and appointed
by such sub-committee of the State Ceutral 1
In accordance with the above resolutions
the anportionment of delegates will be as fol
Presiden. Vote for No.
Parishes. tial vote Gov'nor of
1884. 1884. V't's
"Acadia ............... ....... ....... 6
Ascension.......... 821 1,016 5
Assumption .......... 1,146 1,000 6
Avoyelles ............. 1,173 1.853 9
Baton Rouge, East.. 1,0220 1,478 7
Baton Rouge, West.. 770 794 4
Bienville ............ 816 1,528 8
Bossier.............. 2,000 2,342 12
Caddo ................ 2,077 2,096 10
Caleasieu ............ 1,410 1,944 10
Caldwell.............. 653 673 3
Camenron ............ 201 255 1
Carroll, East......... 204 702 4
Carroll, West........ 215 483 2
Catahoula .......... 508- 1 402 7
Claiborne ............1,663 2,175 11
Concordia............ 332 2 208 11
De Soto............ 829 1.782 9
Feliciana, East...... 960 1,903 10
Feliciana, West;..... 4966 1,808 9
Franldin.......::...... 765 927 5
Grant ............. 241 98 3
Iberia ....... ...i.. 1600_ 2,233 11
lberville.............. .72 902 5
Jackson ............. 659 668 3
Jelferson............ 273 423 2
Lafourche ........... 1,819 -1,773 9
Lafayette ............ 1,154 1,296 6
Lincoln .............. 1,180 1,222 6
Livingston .......... 325 525 3
Madison ........... 381 787 4
Morehouse ........... 1,282 669 6
Natchitoches......... 1,693 2,203 11
Onachita............. 1,896 1,355 9
Ward 1 ............ 857 1,458 7
Ward 2 ............... 949 2,408 12
Ward . ............. 1.753 3,023 15
Ward 4............... 670 989 5
Ward 5 ............ 851 1,487 7
Ward6 .............. 1,022 871 5
Ward 7............ 886 2,540 8
Ward 8 .............. 687 1.040 5
ard 9 ............... 886 1,731 9
Ward 10............. 1,032 1,685 8
Ward 11 ............. 1,066 1,787 9
Ward 12............ 472 "767 4
Ward 13........... 270 458 2
Ward 14............ 151 235 1
Ward 15............. 476 771 4
Ward 16 ............ 117 221 1
Ward 17 ........... 188. 363 2
Plaquomines ......... 653' 573 3
Points Coupste....... .744 1,450 7
Rapides .......... 1,748 1,708 9
Red River.......... 486 574 3
Richland ........... 771 1,201 0
Sabine................ 563 033 5
St. Bernard.......... . 347 706 4
St. Charles ......... 77 40 1
St. Helena........... 339 528 3
St. Johu the Baptist. 321 282 2
St. James ........... 37 492 2
'St. Landry...:...... 1,878 3,946 13
St. Martin............ 654 1,171 6
St. Mary............. 1,003 326 5
St. Tammany........ 394 452 2
Tensas ....... 2,075 3,820 19
Terrobonne .......... 1,378 ,0059 7
Tangipahoas......... 761 814 4
Union ................ 1.251 1,087 6
Vermilion .......... 812 1,255 6
Vernon ............. 472 746 4
Washiington ......... 375 596 3
Webster .............. 676 588 3
Winn................. 300 812 4
Total............ ....... ....... 458
LyON JASTREiSBKs, President.
0. :1. TEz~sIsoN, Secretary.
Secretary Whitney Seriously Ill.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29.-At the Navy De
partiment to-day it was learned that for two
weeks past SeciCetary Whituey. has been so ill
as to be uable to open his mail.
The Secretary. though suffering from no
serious dihesease. has severe and constant head
I aches, and lhis physicians have forbidden him
to do any wdrk for soime time.It is bplieved a
long rtest ~ill bo requircd to' reitore the
S ecretary to his usual health .. ..
He has been troubled *ith these hadaches
rfor a year or ioro, and they.J!iaegrown
mbre and mlore severe,. oe hasl not lten able
to wiite do awo'd of his annuIal report, and
Sthere is nd prospect that he will be abtle to.
It is said thil the Secretary's trlibl¢i was
lprobably aggravated by his clote a1ication
1 to his duties during the very warm weather
of the past summer. w'aen he gave perional
attention to the precparation of conltracts for
new naval vessels Hel made a thorou , h
1 etudy of tile technical details of ship build.
SThe r.cent appointment of a board of the
bnreau officers of the departmeijt, to meet
I frequeitly to consider matters comning under
Stihe different bureaus, was made in view of
f the contemplnted temporary. retirement of
the Secretary from business. Hererofore the
I acting Secretary of the Nav) has felt author
ized in acting ulpon routine matters only;
5 but. with the approval of all the other bu
rea clhiefs, the acting Secretary will h:sve
Sno hesitancy in aicting to the full liuimit of the
a authority conferred upon him.
S Comn. Hnrmony, Chief of the Bureau of
I Yards and Docks, wilt act both as Secretary
I of the Navy and as PIresldent of the Board of
- Burnau Chiefs. It is undelrstood thaktSecre
tary Whitney will soon move from New York
I to a more retred plce, probably to hisecoun
try hlomo at Lenox, Mi ss.
S It is not lhought that he will occupy his
r country residence, Grasslands, near \t h
1 inuton, very soon, an it would be dificilt for
I him to refrain from payviig attcitioi to
I puillic matters and complete rests is neces
sary for his recovery. 'lhere is no intima
tion that the Secretary ii'tends to resign his
p lace in the Cabinet, and it is not believed
h will do so.
How to Preserve a Plano.
It is evident thiat, if the piano in to remain
in goodt order for nianiy reamr, good care mnust
tbe tken of it. The instruime;t shouild be
closed whetn not in use in order to prevent
tihe collection of dust, pins. etc., on the sounid
board. Howevcr, !tm mnst not be left closed
Sfor a period of eere:al mollths and longer,
bit be opened occa.,ionally and tihe dayhliht
allowed to strike the keys, or elPe the ivory
Smay turn yellow. Anl y hard 5,bstance,
no mn tter h,w small, dropped miiie
the piano, will cause a rattling jarring
Snoise. It is in every case desirable that
an india rubber or clot h cover abhuld protect
a the itntlment fromL brulisea or s ratchts.
T he piano should not be placed in a dlamp
ec mm, or left open in a drFanght of cold air.
SDalilpness is its nlmot diugerous enemy,
t causing the strings an'i tlunini pipes to rnet,
4 the cloth uSedl in the constrnctic n of tie
r ke~ys and action to swell, whereby the mnech
anism will nove slugg shiy, or of emn stick
4 autgether. This olocura ch'emlr i the sum
Smer seanson, and the best pianos made of
Smost thoroughly seaso'-ed material 'are nec
Sessarily affected bv dsmnpess, the absorption
a being rapid. Extr me heat is scarcely less
Sinnrious. The piano should not be placed
Svery near to an open tire or a heated stove,
Snor over or close to the hot-air fnriaces now
i n general 1e. Moth0 are very dlestructive
to the clo.h and felt nsad in a piano,and may
Sbe kept ,t otf Ift by placing a lum: of oam
i phor, wrapped in soft paper, in the inside
cnrimer, care being taken nto r. new it from
timle to time . Man yl p',sons are unaware.
of the great importance o: having their piano
i kept in order and univ toni d by a competent
ttuner. A new piano should b tuned at least
. once every three or fo;:r months during the
tirst year, and at longer intervals afterward.
n President Clcveland;s check for SO00, Gov.
- Hil'Ps ior $250. 8ecretary I airchi.d's tr
f i209 and Col. , atnolt's for $100 h.ave been
to receivi d I.y Ch iiman Edward Cooper, of
the New York Demoemiatic State C.snmmatee.
THE LOST RECORD,.
TAX COLLECTOR CAVANAC RECOVERS
MISSING TAX ROLLS.
The Auditor Johnson's Record Steal Re.
vived Again - Interview with M]r.
George Koppel on the Subject.
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
During the era of Republican regime in
this State George Johnson was the Auditor
and when he disappeared from this city an
investigation of his office revealed the fact
that a large number of the State records per
taining to his office were missing and among
thenawere the rolls of delinquent taxpayers
for the years 1870, 1871. 1872, 1878,
1874 and 1875.
The opinion was freely expressed at that
time that Johnson had spiritedthe records
away in order to prevent the discovery
of certain irregularities, and as this
fact grew in credence officers were
placed on the case, but it was a long
time before Johnson could be located and
the tax rolls never were found, until the
whereabouts of some of them were brought
to light by Mr. Charles Cavanac, the pre ent
tax collector of the lower districts, and Cant.
Lem Davis, now commanding the Fifth Sla
'the zeal of Nr. Cavanac and Capt. Davis
has resulted in the recovery of copies of
delinquent tax rods tor Algiers for 1870
1871, 1872 and 1874 and a mill tax roll
for 1871, and with fair prospectsof getting
those of the other years. Mr. Cavanac re
ceived inforniation that some of them were
in the posseasion of certain persons residing
bir. Cavanac imparted his information to
Attorney General Cunningham, who in,
structed Mr. J. C. Moise, his assislant, to
make affidavits against the parties having the
rolls in their possession, as they were the
property of the State.
When Mr. Moise visited Judge Sambola it
was concluded not to make aflidavits against
the persons in whose possession the rolls
were, but to send Capt. Lem Davis, who
had at one time commanded the district and
Who was acquainted with the parties, and
make a demand for the State's property.
Saturday night Sergeant Lem Davis
crossed over to Algiers and recovered the
books containing the names of delinquent
taxpayers for the years 1872 and 1874.
The books were brought to the city and
turned over to Mr. Cavanac.
The majority of the records were in the
possession of Mrs. Redmond, the widow of
an ex-tax collector, and the balance were at
the house of George Koppel. residing at No.
74 Delaronde street. he rolls of 1869,
1873 and 1875 are still missing.
Mr. Cavanac stated that the first intimation
he had of the existence of these rolls was that
a taxpayer residing in Algiers came to his
office and exhibited a certificate showing that
he had paid his taxes for 1872 and 1874,
and the certificate read 'From the original
rolls in the tax collector's office." Mr. Cav
anac, knowing the original rolls were miss
ing.-visited AlBiers and received such infor
mstion as jusMfled.him in laying the matter
before the Attorney General, with the result "
Speaking of the value of these rolls, Mr.
(avanac said: "The advantage,. of having
the rolls in our possession is that. We can tell
exactly who has been credited for the back
taxes that have been paid and if any alters
tions have been made on the rolls."
Mr. Cavanac said Johnson deceived him
when he said the books had been stolen by
some one else, and said that "if I would
have a few articles published in the papers,
ceiling for an investigation b the Grand
Jury, he, Johnson, would tell all he knew.
'3everalarticles aprpered in the papers':
the grand jury made the investigation but
when Mr. Johnson came before that bodyhe
was silent, and nothing could be learned
from him. The recovery of these rolls and
copies will save a good many people from
payingtwice. Those who are now paying
heck taxes should go to the mortgage office
and have the mortgage inbcripti.ins against
their property erased. Many neglect this,
and, in consequence, should the records In
the tax office be lost and the taxpayer should
have lost his receipts, he would have to pay
again. In making new records for those that
were missing we gave credit wherever 'the
cancellation had been made. Those who had
lost their receipts, and the cancellation had
not been made, had to pay twice.
"The recovery of these rolls will save a
large number of persons from paying twice,
but the cases will have to be passed upon
first, as it is impossible to say whether these
rolls have been tampered with or nut. I ac
quit Mrs. Redmond of all bad motives in the
possession of these books. I don't think
she knew anything about the matter. But
,he original parties who committed the
theft, their motive is very clear. The rec.
cords recovered embsace the tax collector
ships of James Koppel and H. J. Redmond.
who are both dead. The affidavit to the ef
fect that certain taxes appeared paid on the
original rolls, through which affidavit I got
the olew to the whereabouts of the records,
was signed by Gee. Koppel, a son of J. Koppel.
When called to account for his knowledge of
the theft he said he had suppressed the fact
of their being 'n his possession to save the
honor of his .ather. As yet nothing has
been developed fron the recovery to reflect
upon his father. What may transpire re
mains to be seen.
"We have two receipts which are very com.
promising to Redmond. One is a receipt
given to Geo. Smith, and signed 'Redmond,'
for delinquent taxes on certain property.
The entry against that property on the re
covered rolls reads 'time extended.' The
o'her is a receipt given Mary Bennett,
signed 'Redmond, per Sewell Nicholls,'for
property entered in the name of Victor His.
toreos. Thr rec ipt is for $5, and the recov
ered rolls show an e.try for $4 80, with no
mB. EORozE KOPPrEL.
son of the tax vollector spoken of, was in
terviwed by a :'Pars-DEaocst reporter.
HeI'tndc the following statement . ,
"lihe st'ement pubiisned. abont 'taxi
books stolen,' etc., do my athier and myself
gross inustice .n the statement that the
books w're stolen, that they were tampered ,
with., or that any of his receipts indicate
croolkednes. . m of
'In the:;first place my father wept ouOt o
office two yars before Johnson was Apditor
or 4he end l of the IRtepublican xegimo .and
the only boots in his lassession, were eopie
of the original rolls which he returned to,
the Auditor when he retired from otffice.
These copies have always remained in our
house from the time they were brought there
in 1873, and as they were my father's pri
vate p opterty were never called for by the
Stute,,but have lain in an old closet since
the year 1874, when he retired from office
and two years before Johnson claimed that
his books were stolen. Lately a number of
Alger ine properties have been advertsed for
same for taxes of thone years, and the owners
coming to me I hunted up these old isis and
found some wele marked paid on them, and
I gave them a certilicate to that effct.
"Mrs. Redmond, the wife of the ltepullican
tax collector who served the two years after
imy father, came to me with someof the books
that clhe had fonid in her hournds and upon
examination I advised her to binga them to
Mr. (avanaMc. nd a few days later I zalled on
him and explained what books I had and how
they weoro in my possession. He stated that
it would benefit the Algie.s people, and I
volunteered to tunn over all the books I had
and brought them to him the next dey. I
requented, and Mr. Cavanac promisedr, that
th y should at all tinmes be open to the in.
spection of the Algiers people.
"'ly father being connected with a party
in power at that time that was obnoxious to
the better clans of people, it might appear
that he w:s tainted with its dishonesnty but
with these old ro.ls I can prove that thlre
neerc was a rec:ipt for ta~es issued from his
o:llce Ilt what was marked paid on the ong
inal rolls (which Johnson made away with),
aidon th. se copies, and that all such taxes
were turned im to the State 'Treasurer at that
tine, for whch I can show receipts given to
'''here never was any theft of these books,
nor could there ever be a theft that the Sutates
coldl connect his name w.th.
''By urllish, ng th a von wil greatly oblige.
'tours very respectfully,
"GioaonE KOPPEit "
The ,panlish Conservative Leader's Bride.
Loudon Dily News.
After a court.hip extendig over several
years, Betlor (anoras lel Custillo, cex-Pl're
mier and leader of toi Conservative party,
wil bo m:trried early in October to illo.
Juoanquna de Usmuaxsecood darnghter of the
Marquis tie PuIcIul y Soto. Mile. de Osira
has been one otthe leadeirs of fashion andd a
bedle o tile .lladrid co.,rt for the last twelve
years. She is about thirty-esix, of middle
heigh , of graceful tigure. exceedingly die
t ntu,- ii her lnan iera, and witi, regular anud
80n refused several nobles of Spain of the
proudest nobihlty atrd foreign suitors of rank
tiill. perseer.ng in htier determlnation to
Overcoue resistance which her muther op.
posed for the last ten years ti her marryiug
betor (Canoes. who is a wrdwer sixty years
old, ard who is not wealthy, bha wto alnwys
p s.ed ,n .,sadrid soci tev for uite a lady's
m.n, and who was famed u fo' his gallarm;ry
won thu fai sex, notwithistanding his politi
cal ,uccrpatiors anr attainments, she snuo
ceeded i, ose.caming it.
he onaiervrattve party are quite in a flut
ter at tli. ott.tdklkd-of and ever.prr-off
m,..t.ch becoming a reasiy. 'Ihey are pru-ac.
*ig talmonot regal presents for thie brido.
h.ur leader, rueen UChristi:a. will pl:.ce a
dutcal crowi and tt'le anmonll thi wedding
presentt, If Sior Cajiovas will ret his pi-e
accept .t, as he h meef auways decline'! titles
f proftfered by the restoration that owetd eo
Smuch to hmu.