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OFFICW JUIINA F TiM CITY OF NtW ORLEANS
SUNDAY MORNnGO, OCTOBEBR 18, LaS.
Q IXETY-PFIT-I DAY.
sarT-tAa, October 17, 1898.
The Isenate was called to order by the preesidenst
at 12 o'clock M.
The roll was called, present the following memo
Anderson, Antoine, Bacon, Beares. Braugh-,
Campbell Coeplaad, Day. Frauools. Patch, Jenks,
Jewell. Kelso. Lewis, Lynch, Monette, O'Hira,
Packard Pinchbeck, Polniexter, Pollard. Ray,
Smith, Thompson, Todd, Whitney, Wilcox, Witt.
Prayer by the chaplain, Rev. Mr. Turner.
On motion of Mr. Ray, the reading of the mla
ates was dispensed with.
SPECIAL OnDEs OF THU DAY.
Boose bill No. 8, an act relative to notaries pub
lic, was taken up where left on a previous day,
after its adoption as a whole, and read by its
Mr. Campbell-I move that the bill be consider
ed en rossed.
Mr.Bascon- I move that the bill be postponed
until the next regular session.
Mr. Campbell-I move to lay the motion on the
The yeas and nays were ordered. resulting:
Yeas-Antoine, Campbell, Coupland, Franools,
Kelso. Lewis, Monette, Packard, Poindexter, Poul
lard, Whitney, Wilcox-12.
Nays-Anderson, Bacon, Beares, Day. Patch,
Jewell, Lynch, Pinchbeck, Ray, Thompson, and
The motion to postpone was laid on the tab]e.
* The motion that the bill be considered engross
ed was lost by a risiag vote of 9 yeas, 11 says.
Mr. Ray, from the judiciary committee, made
the following report:
The committee on judiciary have had under
advisement the question submitted to them by
resolution of the Senate, as to when the present
session of therGeneral Assembly would come to
a close by oonstitutional limitation.
The first question that arises in this inquiry is
when did the present session commence.
According to the provisions of articles 157 and
159 of the Constitation, the General Assembly is
required to hold its first session on the third Moe.
day after the official promulgation made b7 the
chairman of the committee of seven, appointed
by the convention, of the result of the eleotion.
The 22d June last was the third Monday after
the promulgation of the result of the election,
and the members of the General Assembly were
notifed to convene in the city of New Orleans
* on the 22d day of June, and most of the mem
bers were present in hew Orleans on that day,
ready to enter on the discharge of their duties.
but were prevented from doing so on account of
a military order lssued by the military commander
* of this district.
Under the provisions of an act of Congress
passed about that time, the governor was author
ized to convene the General Assembly by prools.
mation, and in pursoance to thins law the governor
Issued his proclamation convening the General
Assembly on the 25th June, on which day the
members of the General Assembly convened aad
commenced their organlsation, and have been in
session ever since.
It is clear, the session of the General Aseembly
is to be counted from the one of those dates, either
the 22d or 29th Jane. Under the provisions of the
Constituoion they should have convened on the
22d June. At least, if they did not organise on that
day, but did organise on some subsequent day
within the one hundred and twenty days, it ap
pears to us the one hundred and twenty days
should be counted from the day the General As
sembly should have convened. Bntinasmuchas by
the act of Congress, the State was under a military
or provisional government until the organisation
of the State government under the Constitution
and that Organisation was not effected until the
29th June, which was the earliest day it was pos
sible to convene without resistance to military or
ders. We therefore come to the ceacltason that
the present session of the General Assembly com
mecred its session legally on the 23th Jane and
that the 120 days it is authorized by the 39th arti
cle of the Constitution to sit are to be counted
from that day.
The 89th article of the Constituaton amongst
other things provides that " no session (of the
General Assembly) shall extend beyond the period
of sixty days, to date from its oommencement;
and any legislative action had after the expiration
of mid period of sixty days shall be null and void;
but the first General Assembly that shall convene
after the adoption of this Constitution may conti
nue in session for one hundred and twenty days."
It will be observed that the first clause of the
above quotation speaks of a "periud of sixty days
to date from its commencement." The inatrprets.
tion of similar provisions of previous Constitu
tions was that the sixty days were to be couoted
from the date of the commencement of the ses
sion, counting Sundays and holidays, as well as
the days of actual session.
The latter part of the above quotation aunthr
Izing the present session to " continue one hun.
dred and tweaty days," seems to u as applying to
the period of one hundred and twenty days from
the commeonement of the session, counting San
days and holidays, as well as days of oatual ses
There arises another question which It may be
as well to discuss, that is, can the General Asem
bly take a recess under the provisions of the
Constittton ? That is when they have set thirty
days can they take a reeses for say seventy days
and then meet and fill out the period they might
have set in the first instance? We do not find
any warrant in the Constitution to justify takinlg a
recess. The article thirty-eight of the Constitu
tion proibits either house from adjournomg for
more than three days without the consent of the
other hoi-e. It seems to us that the General
A sembly has no constitutional rightto take
recess duringm the period they may sit to go be.
yond that period.
The or mitte* recommend the following joint
A JOINT HIEoOLtTION RELATIVE TO THE ADJOURNr
Mk1T OF THM UBOIsAL AsaeMILy.
PE(TIn I. T: it resolCed by the Senate arid
',,s, o. l'rrt~irttre. Ift, ,-tite of Loisi
ct , . i,,, ,rr Am.rnhl,/!J ,',-it-ticed. that the
seaslon ot tIlre ,reaeut General Assembly is to be
counted as commenciug on the 20th day of June,
Itt'. and tat by constitutional limittion it
will expire on the fith day of October, 1~i. and
thaet i is not competent for the Genoeral Assembly
to teake a reem that will enable them to st after
the pericd of one hubondred and twenty days, count
lag from the 29th day of Jaone.
e." ?. 1c it frfn'istr- resroled, ere.. That the
(;enral Assembly do close tts present session on
Monday, rhe 2Ltn day of October, a. 1; Isd.
All of which is respecttully submitted.
Chairman Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Ray-I move that the rules be suspended in
order that the report be receir-d.
RHules raa ended and the report received.
Mr lHa)j- I ask for a nsuspension of the rules to
urot the annexed Joint reseolution on its irst read
lRules suspended and the resolntion reed.
Mr ta)--I ask for a suspension of the rulen to
put the resorlutlon on its second reading.
Mr. Hltttlenatea-lI more to take up the sino
lution sectlion b) sectionl.
The first section was read.
Mr. Witteenerein - 1 more that the let section be
so mended that the beatie adjourn on the 24th
Instead of the "oth.
Mr Ray-I crll for the yes and nays.
' be yeas sad nays were ordered:
Yea---anotme, Campbell. Coupland, Francois,
onette. Plnchback, Poindexter, Smith, Wittgen
Nyn-Aderso, Bacon, Day, Poots, FPatch,
JnLk Jewell. Kelso, Lynch Packard, Pollard,
Baty, Todd, Whiasy, Wiloox--1.
The amesdment was lost.
Mr. Ptanbback--l move to mend by providing
that the Seate adjour on a the 26th iset.
Mr. Bacon--I move to lay the motion on the
The yees and nays were ordered, resultingl :
Yeas--Anderson. Bacon, Day. Ponte. Fatch,
Jewell, Kelao, Lynch, O'iua, Ray, Thompson,
-Nays-, toine, Campbell. Conpland, Francols,
Jeka, L*ewi, aunette, Paocard. Pinhback POIn
deZat Pollard, Sbmith, Todd, Wilcox WYit -
The bnte refused to lay the motion on the
On Mr. Plchbeck'e motion to nmeend by ad.
Jouratg on the 26th, Mr. Bacon celld for the
yeas nd :nuys. The yes and nays were ordered,
eaa--Antoine, Campbell. Conplnad Frncois
Lewis Monette, O'Harsa, Pekard, Paobb1ek,
Poiedester, Pollard, 8mTold, loTodd, oox-14.
aysr-Anderaoa, Bacs, Day, Fnat., Fatch,
it Jewell, Leso. Lyacrsy, T, mpenu, Whitney,
The smedmest was adopted.
. The fr seaoti was adopted as amsded.
The reseed saotio was reel ad adopted.
The resolaties was adopted s a whele.
The resenties was coasidere eatgreased.
Mr. Bay-I as for s spales of the rales to
put the resolutiou on its third reaila.
Raise suspended by a elaing ve et 7 yeas to
The bill was teed sad Inajlyeopted with ita
Mr. Inach, from the nessee committee, reported
favorably upon enaLte bill No. 284. an aet to ee.
cure the coaectlon of the taxes of the city of New
Orleans for the year 1867.
Mr. Lynch-I ask for n auspeaeion of the rubes
to take up the bill.
at The yeas sad nays were ordered with the fol
n- Yeas-Andereon Antoine, Bacon Campbell,
Day, Francois, ?tch, Jewell, Kelso, Lewis,
,Lyeh Muette. O'hara, Packard. Piaehboak,
, Pollr , Bay, Thompson, Wileos, Witttgsea-
y. Nays- Poindexter, Smith and Whitaey-3.
t- The roles wer easspeed* and the bill read.
Mr. Bay-I move that this bill be considered en
Under a farther easpenslon of the rolesthe bill
was read a third time and fnally adopted with its
Mr. Polndexter. from the enrolmeat committee,
u reported as duly enrolled Senate bills Noe. 251,
Mr. Cmapbell. from the committee of the ofty
delegation, preented the followilnreport:
New Orlean, Oct I. 198.
S To the Beermtle the Prdem sad Membew oft somate:
The undersned senators from the prishes of
Orlean and Jefferson, and to whom was referred
s, the bill entitled " an act to aid in the cometraotion
l1 of the New Orleans and Ship Island Caeal, for the
purpose of more eheteally leveeleg. draining
s, and reclaiming swamp land in the rear of the city
d of New Orleans," beg leave to submit the follow
ing report thereon :
The proposed canal follows natural depressionm
t- of the surface to the Bayou Gentily, and theace
to the Bigolets, and it is the momt compreensive
and practicable route whereby the dreinade of
the city can be emelently and eocomioaly so
'Ibe preseat dranlage system is anelentiflo, ta
r practicable sad expesive, and so far promisee
y nothing but a indefinite soccessio of enormous
it taxes with no benefits realting therefrom. The
o proposed eanal will drain the whole area from the
river to the take as it can never be done other
s wise, at no greater expense to the city than its
present useless system, while the aid thus
d given to it wll be reimbersed by an
u expenditure of millions of foreign capital, and by
I large ongressional appropopriats which we have
e reasonable asourances will be given to an im
d provement of such great national lmportance.
The reclamation of the swamp eads of the city,
r the extension of this metropollis to the lake, the
, immense addition to ts wharf and shipping front,
a the increased facilities for the reshipment of
a Western produce, sad the dimiostila of the
present injurious charges upon ea-goinog vessels
to be elected by this great enterprise, afford arc
gunoeats for the bill which are self evident. The
f achievement of these great results, will oonstitute
r New Orleans for the first time, in fact, what she
was destined by nature, to be the great commer
a ial and inancial center of the Mississippi valley,
and the distributing point for all that magaiceeat
tet ritory of European commerce.
r bhen, to the foregoing consideration is added
I the fact that no part of the revenues appropi
ated by the bill can be received by the company
I until their enterprise lan accomplished fact, and
the canal, as to the purposes of drainage, eatirely
completed, the nadersigned believe that no rea
sonable or valid objection to the bill can be urged,
r and they, therefore, recommend its passage.
n All ot which Is respectfully submitted.
SBrea J. CAMaPLL,
A. B. BAcoN,
T. V. COCPLtND,
C. C. PACKArD,
P. B. Puicanwcx,
f4t. M. TonD,
J. J. Mowarra,
Moarxena P. Sanra,
G. H. IBalooan.
Mr. Wittglestein-I ask for a asupensioe of the
rules to receive the report. Bales suspended by
a rising vote of 18 yeas, 1 nay.
Mr. Bacon-I move that the bill be printed.
Mr. Campbell-I ask for a suspension of the
rules to take up the bill. Rules suspended and
the bul read. the bill was taken up sootion by
The arst section was read.
Mr. Ray-I move that the bill be referred to the
committees on internal improvements and of the
city delegation jointly. Adopted.
Mr. Wilcox-1 move that the bill be printed.
Mr. -, from the earollment committee, re
ported as duly engrossed House bill No. 283,
Srenate bill No. 279, and Senate joint resolution
Mr. Smith, from the committee on elections anad
returns, presented the following report:
A majority of your committee, after a careful
revision of the evidence herewith submitted
tikeo in the case of George W. Began, who con
tests the seat of B. H. Day, respeotflly submit
the following as the conclusion arrive d and
ask that your honorable body adopt the resol
tion appended to this report. It appears from
the mocial report of Major Gen. Buchanan, then
commanding this military district, that R. H. Dqy
received two thousand and sixty-four (2064)
votes, and that George W. Segan resoleved hir
teen hundred and fifty-even (1367) votes and
that I H. Day was elected by seven hundred and
seven (707) majority. at so appears by the offi
cial returns take from the boob a headquarters
of tbhi military diot that eighteen (18) white
and thirteen hundred ad thirty three (1333) col
ored voted for the Constitotion, and that twelve
bundred and sixty-nine (1269) white and eight
houdred forty-fie (861) colored voted against
the Coatitation, ad that the majority against the
Constitution was seven headred ad sixty-three
It also appears by the evidence that the number
of registered voters in the parih of East Baton
nge, were three thosand (3000) oolored and
en hundred (1500) white. Total registered
vwt forty five hundred (4500). Total votes
cast, thirtyfour hundred and sixtyfive (3i66).
This therefore shows that ten hundred anod thirty.
five (1035) regmtered voters, who had a right to
vote, did not vote in the election on the seven
teenth and e ghteenth days of April last, at which
the two candidates were voted for. It is also
shown that George W. Ragan received six more
votes than the CoosUtution. oand any pretense that
be was an unpopular candidate is refuted by the
vote above, given for the ConstifUion, and that
be even run ahead of his ticket.
Your committee casnot resiset the conclusion
that, had a fair election been held and no latimi
dation or violence been used, and the colored vo
era been allowed a fair chance to go to the polls
and vote as they desired, that George W. Ragan
would have been elected senator from the parish
of Eat Baton Rouge.
Re.olred. That the Han. R. H. Day is not en
titled to hi. eat in this body by reson of the
ftrand and vio'ence used at the elecltion on the
seventeenth and eighteenth days of April last,
me d that the eontesunt. seorge W. BRean, be and
hereby is declared entitled to take hie seat uas
cenator from the thirteenth senaturial district,
,tate of Louisiana. oand that he be sworn to fulfill
the dottes of the above named oloe.
Motutsa. F. BYtat,
tirRosr Y. Krtp.o,
JAMe B. Lawas.
Mr. Thompson- I ark for time to make a minor
i,y .eprort in the same case.
By Mr L)nh-
H inars. The pages of the Senate receive only
two dollar per day; and owma to the large di
cant hery have to pay to get their waurauts
cached ; therefre be It
Itesurred. That the pagee of the Senate receive
the sum of Ifty (30) dolltrs each as extra com
Mr. .Ltch-I move the adoption of the resoln.
tion. ad~ pted.
By Mr. Jenks-Resol,eil That the special com
mittee to exnamie hto the expenditres of the
la'e board of regisletration be authorized to sit do
riong the vacation between this and the next sea
sion, in order to o plet their iavestigations, and
that they be reube to eport the resuolt of their
I vretigatliona n print to me anext assios of the
Leglslaturo , withi one week fom the meeting
thereof, and that sa committee be paid their per
diem during th time they are so employed, to be
paid on the warrunt of t chairman of the com
mttee sad the warrant olerk of the Senate.
Mr. Jenks-I move the adoption of the resol.
Mr. Plnchbsek--I al for tihe yeas ad nays.
The yeas end nays were ordeed, resultinr
Yes.-Aaderw ,, Latebe, Beeac, Day, Pre
Les, FUtIb. Jenks, Jeweli. Lewl. sMeette, Pack.
ard, Petleter. Pollard, Bay, 8mlth, Todd, Whit Ir
nrey Wlteo. WstP .otein-19. t
Nay-Co plead, Is~lo, Lynch, Plnchbe~k sad
The reseintio was adopted.
Mr. Pilnchback-I uk for a gige4 oa o0 the I
rules to introduce a memorial from Rn pes Me
Ca·hy, justice of the peace, Orlesa, right
Me = d e__lnd d memoril ad.
- -eve ftheth fbie be eferred
to the apeal eemmaee appointed iawestigate
the res of the Grand Jry In reletia to b -
o gene c ratly.
a The pftdent eppelted Whems. Packard and
Foutre on the said committee of hivemiss ea.
is Mr Mi ws-4 ask for a s.ipese of tc ra) es
to preset a fhrpble report from the committee
d on heal apo ouse bil No. 6, a nset reg
w Rules saepene and the report received.
Mr. lelIso-I ask for a oMpeelo of the rules
a to introduce a bill o be e ed aset for t
relief of James R. Andrews, la aert8 and tax
I- collector of the arish of apide.
I, Under further saspenice of the rves, te bill
, was read a second time, considered engr ed,
read a third time, end ally adopted with Its
Mr. Smith--I usk for a suspeamls of the rules
to Introduce te following :
Resolred, That la view of Mthe ut diount
upon 8tate warrestn, the porters tthie Seate be
slowed the sam eo eighty dollam eeh s extra
Rules so pendd and the reeolutlee lies over.
Mr. Lynch wes called to the aier by the presI
Mr. Rsy--I ak for a seunsdoa of the rules to
take up Beaste bill No.1 6, a at to exempt the
Mutual Aid and Be evelee INe lasuranoe Aess
elation of Louesnm hurm a oeoe.
Roles suspended ed the bill read.
Mr. Ray-I move th the bill be now Basly
The bill was adopted by Its title.
Mr. Packard-I ask for a suspenslon of the rules
to takeup eate biU No. 277, ast deaig
more fully the powers aed dties of the po
jures of the several pa"b ie the etate wb
there are levees or other publi works to be built
or repaired in their respective parishes ton onneo
tion with the eneraldaties of the board of public
Rules suspended and the bill read.
Mr. Wittgeatein--I move that the bill be post
Mr. Packard--I ll for the e ad nay.
The jyea and nays were ordered, resulting :
Yens-Anderse,. Antoine, Bacon. onpland,
Day, Francois, Jeak, JeweIl,Kelso Lewi, Lynh,
Monette Packard, Pinchbbck, Pollard, Bay,
The motion to postpone was lost.
The first sad second sections were read sad
TLe third section was read.
Mr. Wittgenstein-- move to strike out the
Lost by a rising vote of 1 yea to 19 nays.
Section three was adopted.
Section four was read sad adopted.
The bill was adopted as a whole.
The bill was considered engroseed.
Mr. Packard- I ask for a suspension of the
tnles to put the bill on its third reading.
Mr. Wittgenstein--I call for a division. -
The roles were suspended by a rising vote of
19 yeas, 1 nay, and the bill read a third time, sad
tLnl:y adopted with its title.
Mr. Ray-I ask for a suspension of the rules, to
'ake up Senate bill No. 281, an act to exempt
tr,,m taxation the Workingmen's Mutual Life In
surance Society of Louisiana.
Rules suspended and the bill read.
The bill was considered engrossed.
Under a further suspension of the rules the bill
was read a third time and finally adopted with its
Mr. Anderson-I ask for a suspension of the
rules to take up Senate bill No. 252, an aed for the
te'ief of Wm. 0. Bell of the parish of St. Landry.
Rules suspended and the bill read.
The bill was considered engrossed.
Under a further esuspension of the rules the bill
was read a third time and finally adopted with its
TI e following message from the governor was
Exxcrrntz DrPanrmNr, )
rTAn or LoUIsrANa,
Nxw OaLsss, October 17, 1868.
7o the Boo. the Prenldt of the este s:
I am instructed by his exelleay the governor
to inform the Senste that he has approved and
signed, an act to incorporate the Mandevile and
Sulphur prings Railroad Companrj.~
Mr. Futch- I ask for a suspenlon of the rulesto
take up Senate bill No. 256, an act to repeal sea
tion one of an act entitled an act to define more
fully the powers and duties of the board of regis
tration and supervisors thereof, for the registra
tion of the qualified voters of the State, approved
September 19, 1868, and to make other provisions
respecting the same, retureed from the House with
Rules suspended and the amendment to strike
out the third section read.
Mr. Ray-I move that the Senate concur in the
Mr. Pollard-I ask for a suspension of the rules
to introduce a bill to be entitled an act in relation
to ferry privileges grented to E. B. Tonne, in the
parish of Madison.
The rules were suspended and the bill read.
Mr. Pollard-I sat for a further suspenasto of
the roles to put the bill on its second reading.
Roules uspeaded and the bill read.
Mr. Ray-I move to ametd by striklng out In
the first section the words, " Vicksburg, Shreve.
port," and insert instead the words, " North Lou
Mr. Ray-I move to add the following to the
first section: "Provided, That this act shall not
be so construed as to interfere with the privilege
hereltofore greated to the Vmckburg, Shreveport
and Texas Railroad Company of keepling a ferry
acroes the Mhlsstppl river at Vicknburg for their
Mr. Pollard--I move that the bill be considered
engrossed for s third reading.
Under a further suspensio of the rules, the
bill was read a third lime, and finally adopted
with its title.
The president resumed the chair.
Mr. Wilcox-I ask for a suspesslon of the roles
to take up Beaste bill No. 228, an act to authborise
attorneys at law from other 8taee to practioe in
the eourts of this State. Rule suspended and
the bill read.
A call of the Housoe was ordered. The follow
og members answered to their name:
a nderson, Antote, Bacon. Campbell, Coopland,
Day, Francois, Fetch, Kelso. Lewis, Lynch, M~Ian
etite, Packard, Pischbaek, Poindexter, Pollard,
Ray, Wlcox, Wittgenstein-19.
Mr. Wilcox--I move that the bill do now finally
pass, and call for the main question. Tee main
question was ordered.
The bill fnally pesed.
Mr. Wilcox-I move to reconsider the vote just
Mr. Ray-I mon to lay the motion on the tabloe,
The motin to reoaider was laid on the table.
Mr. Ray--I ask for a sauspenelon of the rules to a
take up senate bil No. 282, ae set to teoorporate
the Barracks and Oentilly Railroad Company.
Bules suspended and the bill read.
Mr. Becoe--I move that the bill be printed and
made the special order of the day on Tuesday.
Mr. Atndereson-I ask for a suspension of the
roles to take up Bouse bill No.73, an sect to amend
sections first and fifteenth of an act entitled an act
relative to pilots, approved April 4 1865. 1
Roles suspended and the bi read.
Mr. Anderson- I move tht the bill be referred a
to the committee on coemerce and manufactures.
I he following communiateon from the House
was read : a
Borts OF RIP'SRNATTYs, ) b
Fr TATE OF IAIlrnANA. OrnCn CHIEFar CLRr,
New Ortesra, Oct. 17, 1;. )
To tie Pre idit uand Mermers of the ksete:
G6 ts-I have theI honor to inform you that
Messrs. Alexander. May ead Matthews have been
appointed committe o part of the Hoase to In
vestigate finding of Gr Jed ly th case of
Eug. Macarty, justice of the peace.
Chief Clerk. 'I
The Senate adjoured. al
[The followitng is the coaeallon of Seaste de.
bate of Wednesday, Oct. 14. The part published s
Iyesterday wu erroeouly sted to be the se
,tindim of debate onta day.] I
Mr. Astotine-r. Pseseetr I epas to t·e cl
earned senator from the lst ihtlot I would y at
that I am not nmindll that the miority has in
rights which the majority is bond to respect. o
The dominant party, which jst new happes to p
be the iepublican party, should not be unjust or b
oppresive in the ercise of its power. t
But the gentlemae hase r red to peace ad td
trasrquiwty In the oontry, sad sald that the poe- b
ple are aropted the itati In good faith; bet as
the sjority of the people in Northwest Loilana c
ay they were never cosqased, and have not yet
surrendered. I do net ay that the wealthy or
the most respectable pbartle of them say so but
those who have made theee assrtions and believe D
them are largely in the majority, and others who mi
ss- they delre peace give conotaenace to these a
things by taking no stepe to prevent them. The a
e- gentleman has stated Mth t f vl tw eass a onater
kt crgansation. Baice the adoptio of this Con
tuti.e, li the sb'y the peshhese asd
daily is the aorof . the State,.
ta have existed orgmheoa* -
t arie gtl on forg Solt'at
orga ctio which tw y den two wIt
result from the paaul ofithill 1 a be an
td swronger than it is. -Ama i St. Mary parish
was murdered not a *er uig ahs
s ago for as t- m tia that
i. Is w u, a B9s aa
n- now at *2O9 p of has
¶di 30rt a mAd e o S, in i. Jif bIaa
wish Op tand ntre , wh o 0 J t
s tbhe'o binheals to Jte? lave bo will to
t0 help to eonat obsoxius or proscriptive masmres.
S If I cast m vote for any meare it would be for
the p opif the latet s hag, irespective of
color. Bnt the atlemasUl i his remorb seems to
111 bare conned hiself very ly to the question
r, of race. In the majorty of trages omlted
to threagheut the Ste wit flad trot tar are
one hundred age s auras to oa white man.
os Now, is it matural to eppose the aro is cow
ardly a to eastWa ap be 0 down 1t sheep
at without itag Therre ae whoý Iite
N secrety with these orgt'antatis of iaas, preo
ra tendig thatthy wat peese sad iteqity, and
order that protae they go to the colored men
ad tell them to lay down their arms, ad them mo
d. m"net they set the oomlasro of these people they
all se them and stghter them. If the di
to nguished senator will derle nse mes by
o which we can have peace and traqullity throegh
e- the tate, without pemmuag tringeat laws, ouch as
this, t wBI h mv a esom Whoa "t wa pre
woeed la the bei alegf ssloa that weohould
Iy have a Ast, I was olld aobeo e measure,
scd It was said the people wouldd reet it. And
even among prominent Bepablcame it was
thcoght to be unecostltutisoal; so the bill was
M not erged, and this bill was bought p by a di-.
g tnguiehed member tf the emos as a subetitnts,
am has been here ma weks; sad
Is now when the is" o or*et for some
It mob meeasre by whieh the people a the oo try
can be protected Irrespective of prty or color.
Si meets with oppoitioh that is I ed to JI
flame the minds of the peole throughout the
State, with the dlea that this Radllil egislatur
pr t ppe o a a bS for the appeintamet of
0o mtablee that are exeld vely Radical; that It is
a arty measure- that people of the 8tate must
acept It as mase. Now. ilr. I ay that is a bad
I, spirit. ?otthatIhaveayperticulsrreference to
t, e dist agnuhed sester. I am satihed that his
r, couro has been to a certain extent for peace.
But I ray his remarks wl lead to the belief that
we are pursaing cleas legislation that heould be
d I shall support this bll, Mr. Presdent, unless I
can see tha it will not give the necessary proteo.
tioc to the people. I have no disposition to sup
0 port any partisa measure. But I think at this
time it is necessary that our people should be
Mr. Campbell--I desire to say a few words In
reply to the remarks of the senator from the First
District (Mr. Breaghb). I wish merely to ask him
whether in his remar that the sentiment that
a loyal people were not bound to respect thoe who
Lad been disloyal had been frequently altered
upon the foor of this Senate, whether he referred
f to me. I certainly have not made use of any such
I expression and have no recollection that any
other senators have done so, neither that nor any
D thing similar. I ask the senator if he referred
t to me.
Mr. Braugbn-I will answer the gentleman by
Mr. Campbell-That is a prerogative that be
longs exclusively to us Yankees.
1 Mr. Braughn-Why do you think I referred to
Mr. Campbell-Because the gentleman has, on
a one or two ocasions, alladed to my remarks as
Mr. Braughn-I believe I said I had so distinct
recollection of what -nator made the remarks,
but such have been made here time and aga.
1 Mr. Campbell-The only time at which this
e t-plc has been under consideratlro was in the
discusmion of the repealing of the 9Sth artlele of
the constitution. sad at that time I said that those
gentlemen of the Booth who had been in the war,
sad had hiled or refund to take the so tep
aid down in the coastitution to retore them to
their privileges, were asking an unwarrantable
thing, and that this waat the time for repealing
r that article. That, I believe is the nearest p
I prosch to any utterance of that kind upon this
floor that I have made.
It seems to me, Mr. President, the question
before us is very simple! Are there murders in
thib State which the olvtI oeer are powerlees to
punish or prevent? Now, that is a qestion offact.
lto partisan spirit need be exhibited. It is not
only a question which It is proper for us to take
u,, t it is a prerogative eud a dut which we,
a+ sert tors cannot avoid without neglecting
o ur duty. Now, then, without recapitnlatlng
the details, I refer again to the statemet, for
which I have the word of Senator Francois,
that forty citizens, in his pmt of the State, were
met in the road by a banddl rouans, and ordered
to go home, when they were on their way to
register. By refunlg to do It, one of them was
shot down. Is that true, or in it not? Again, we
have the rumors and reports from all portions of
the state-that at Opelouas, and othrs-of these
outrages: and in the report of the committee on
the conduct of the election, which has been laid
before the General Assembly, they have a cata
logue of such things. Thea the senator wound
up his speech with remarks which I must charac
terize a not only irrelevant, but as inflammatory
as any that have been made on this loor. He ad
mitted that these ontrages had occurred, but that
they were committed by both sides and by bad
men. He also said that, if this law were passed,
it would be resisted. This is a strange argument
why these outrages should be allowed to con
tinue-that they are committed on both sides! I
ask senators to reflect pon the meeslog of that.
If it is true, a the senator from sthe First Distriot
say, that these depredations are committed upom
both side, and by lawlesseharacters, botthat the
good men of the State are powerless to prevent
them, what should we do? Is it right for us to
stand ep here one stigmtie as elm legislation,
a meuaure, the oaly object of whlih is the proven.
tion of these outrages, regardlees of who oommims
them? Does the gentleman style it clar legisla.
tion under the impression that those prionlpolly
gotuilty of these thing are Demooratst? There can
be no other kLind of legilaation if the gentleman's
theory in correct. Wau it clas legslation when
under the old rdgime none but Democrat. were op.
pointed upon the police? The fallacy is too ap
parent to need a refutation. What we ask of you
is. if this is not the right kind of a law to repress
these outrages, amend it, or bring in a substitute.
Let the work be done, sad protection afforded by
law abiding citieasm; whether it is don by a Re t
publucan or Democratico governor is no oonsidera
tion for us at all.
In conclusion. I will say simply this, that I t
wouold propose, if thins Is proceeded with to-day, a
to amend it. I understand from some senators
that they do not think it is necessary In their
parishes; others th'nk it isvery necessary in theirs. a
I propose tha t ht sall be optional with the gov.
ernor to decide in what parlshes he may think it t
nucessary; and to attach nocompeusalion to the a
ofice, except a small feen for such days a any t
o nstabbe or his depthieo ay be tuaslly in a I
Mr. Lyneh--And that xpepnse hboold be born
entirely by the perish ha which the countabulary t
is made necessary.
Mr. Campbell--Tee. that i part of the smend
ment I propose. Then in any parish where
the god cltuzenn will support the enforcement of
,Ie ordinary laws it will be uonecensary, and
where they fail to do so there shall be a constab-o
lary force. As a principle of law the citizUens of
each parilh most be held respondble for the au
seart o of the majesty of the law, and not the
miserable cowards and miscbreants who commit
these outisges. The repectable, law.abldtng
and property-holdlng eitizen of the parishe who
have not the power or the moral coorage to sup.
press these outrages, mout o held responsible
for the 8tate of lawlesames a their communooities,
at leant to the extent of these step to keep the
Mr. Brsughn-Kr. Preldeat, I feel compelled to a
ask the indulgence of the Senate to make a per
onal eaplanation. The seNtor from the Second
Dtrlct (Mr. Cmpbell) has bnn no much is the
habit of amnalyslg the remarbks of senators and
criticisang them, ua to whether they m buncombe
speeches, or whether they rle to the dignity of
argumeant. that I have almost cOme to depend
Supon his judgment a tshat reapet. I did not know,
unti the gentleman informed me, that I had made
a "'apch," bhut a b ys so It lth hve boen a
New, sir, th gentlemen hs a rit to cherac. B
tense my remarkes lnflamator"" If ha
chooses. I wi leave tha quto tomy con. p
stotenis: but he hau no riLt toprtort Mea
ingwhohwe pllly expressed lu sllMhade Lm
objection this or ay other hi that we pm. c
per, if pioperly exected. Da~sy remarks were
based on the fat that ths law wir he mliose. g
"d d n e a r m, and I
that on enasmo Stf the fed erl u aoresle I,
tho war mhrve been crried out Laparsheo sri,.
sad for that rean it twasu nwise to r I
con-ended tbst thil bill wold but add nothor
pse to the aldy Ise atalogue of partisua
in asmwer t tihe geitem from the Second
Di Mto, g a(. ihebbUhl) I wil astoe tha I i st re
make a of s ti word" wh " or " clored " i te
•'e ,k ig of the ..ooth. f
a " ICI YUint brdid, the black w
o as wel as se wMl. I. .e as sk ;;to de
.! Ir'C e thtn of a dlale rt whietb now
enjoy; nor dd7 W' , Ma h N
ip- V pee '!W i t1 a be iggatstine"
- the rlDeL.jo rIyoar.
at r. Os . l serd levw. after oaa
be wee rn s Oentmemsef the bueta etteam
4 Jerity ee bhelaer- t Im t -emeLateS
My. hfnd teei the =bo ; I
or e OII thai ies d tun that
atOr . Witgeastes-I ma e theat be the specl
an orderts o mear.v.
ms Mr. Ogle-I el mety n o M l fever
l a opf M lse Seamlday. I hope the me
ap tor wilwt r it
to The moda e to rtake Mble the speel order
ei. for atreiay- j lwho, "a maidesef tr.
or Plcae t kt, into eeemtiveeas
of ltn, uad aon afhe adjorwued.
on aob ge wM f U sa eseeaaya .
d Immediately afer meeting, the owes receied
re the fo g ~moms" ree the W aglovor ew
IL tminlg his reasons litr vetalma t hill providing
_for tle sa ce by the ty OS,Om worthof
S My Art objection to the bill Is that the city may
f be forced to ascrYoe she alidoefb dera six per
ad cent. iol nteraet beal., I erder to re
en deem the city may, hich i.sbe iew s elre.
to lation. but held by specolators. heen is no
re n why thee beao srhould be dispod of at
Sleas than par. for the is aot a Le lr s
r woe wo oeld a gt eNthan g ethea 1
thee ba da at pr, asis M eb an onl
t lion dollars. wboddh d bt per ant
vben to the nactlal aget forn i tovoera would
S five thosum lel .
a Secondly-The city of New Orleans cannot
e afford to pay atwerest in od. This ll oide
a for the payment ef threwetuosedh I deears
I old annuelly. The baee gold reveane
ay muet rely upon purohaL e for Othe goldi ob
tal s to meet the ttest on these haod . Gold
s selling at a lower rat to-dy m than it h for
ot, monthe past, d it may ba y twey per cw.
Shigher two meathse e. There at so ertaity
as to the prie of oois, so that the city maybe
able to by at 138 to-day and thu pay for lnterest
four hendrd and foertees thesead OdlareMs
d may be twe per cent higher and the city *eon
peh ed to embeast the hunoodred thbosand dole
t lia of taxes ia order to met the iadtea laterit,
leaving no fnd with whieh to redeem the bonds
a twenty years hence. The ebods should bear
at iterest n the currency of the contry, then the
property of the city would not pse sieseted to
Ssuc enormea taxation. and the shy government
would always kow the amount toest aide with
SwhBich to met the lto reet on the bohds.
P Thirdly-The second etion of the bhl athor
Sies the mayor and the ona all agent, ain the
event the bonds eaeot be sold at par, to esag
n tite a loan. It is objectionable for the rea o
that it does not limit hs e e iN amount, and does
t ot ndicate the gecrnity to hoe givsr by the liy
m n or the innsthftm for whbich t mn b s
eected. if the nofal agent tail to atl he
0 bonds at not less than eighty cent on the dollar,
what Ithere in this bill to prevent him fron bor.
rowing two or three millions of money and pledg.
Srgthe whole os eof bonds as coIlaerl ay he
S paid n ninet or one hundred and twenty days.
hibi might be, in the present stralghbeed condl
tic nof the city government. considered a good ar
rangement for the time being, bet when we io
member that o thee is nearly four mrll of thi
money in the hands of speoltor, and that this
bial eos not prohibit its receipt fOr tzes and
other due to the city, who can bet that then
bonds may, by sale under this pledge be eed
ficed for lem than fifty eats oath dollar.
n This utbority to awetlats a loae should be
hedged ln soby retrl n that the ty mal y ao
be at the wmercy of the opinions or iaterests of
at only two gentlemen, however boass and
s Fourthly-Ther is too much power confbrred
upon the mayor In the appointing of the financial
agent, and the amount of bond fralnshed by the
latter should be rather Ave millions than afy
thousand dollar.. There should eiher he n o, a
Scurty exacted at all, ad the whole matter
Snlotrusted to the hoor of the ooeer, or a bead
sbhold be exaoted subcenatly large to a tse the
oety from bls.
Fifthly-The bill dam not give Immediate e
lief. It will be, in my ent, mpoibl to
sell at this time them bos for eighty ats on
the dollar. The best securities of the State, with
I only s6500,000 of debt sad $240,000,000 r taz
ble property. cannot besold for sity cenat on the
dollaer. 8hbely thes ease. in Use be M agmed
Sthat these bonds,5.,00e.000 In amount, eae be
sold at eighty cents when the debt of the city sl
over $14.000,000. and the taxable property toes
by over $100,000.00 than that of the States. What
Swill be the cosequence thenso? ither the
mayor and financial agent will effect a loan, and
hypothecate the bonds at the risk of the most
ruinous sacrlfe*, or the agent will be forced to
b exchange the bonds at twenty per cent. diacout
for city mosey at par. which the holders have
purchasad at from thirty to fifty per cent. dim
e e not, which will, whether sold for greenbacks at
0 eighty cents. or exchanged for ely moey, be
giving five millions of gold internet bearing bond
a for four millions of ity money, beeldeq a los of
$05,000, which is to be paid the anolald agent.
d The provisions of this bill are neither demanded
by necessity nor by say Just onaviction of duty
to bhe holders of city money.
A very little, if any, is in the haads of the peo
ple; t is all hld by specnlators, who have taken
it at ruinous rates of discount and who were
fully apprised of the doubtful legality of the
ilsue. They knew that there was no authority In
the charter of the city for It, and that it was
t nly tolerated for the reason that it gave the peo.
Sp'e a currency when they had naee, sad esppled
the deficiency in the treasury arising from unpaid
taxea. They knerw that on the twentieth of No.
vember, 1867, the then mayor denonced 81,16i,.
220 of it as having been isued by "oity oficals
Sclandestinely, fraundalently and without color of
law or night." With tbhis evidence before them,
the holders canot eomplain at some delay of the
city in redeeming thin money, which has coat the
tax payers double its value aeedy LI the
increased pricee fixed upon erythOlg bought
by, or labor done for, the oty.
I advocate the redemption of this money, ad
desire it to be effected at an erly day; but I
cannot give my ament to a bl whloh fLxAe upon
the city over a million more debt than is necen
.sary, and obliga it to paygon that debt 86,000,000
SInterest In gold, or, at the preseat rate of gold.,
1t.280 000 In currency, and a total sam of 813,
20 0(0 Ib twenty yearn.
t In my judgment the remedy is simple and within
the control of the Legislatara.
S First-The city should be anthorised to isae
It. bond. bearing not more than sixd per mt. in
I terest In eurrency, payable in four or tonea years,
at the option of the city, and exehanged at par
for city money. A tax of one-third of one per
cent. should be collected to meet the Interest and
cupply a fund to pay the principal.
Becondly,-One-sixth of the gros reelpts of
Sthe city treeory shoold be set asiude eashob month
Sand applied to the redemption of the nmetee of
Sthom who prefer to wait the to ooexchaoge for
the bonds o the ity a shbove isoate.
Thirdly-The tomrr ehecl be predbltod
a from payilgeot ay men of the eity notes. and
thoee now En the treu ry sahMkol dastroyedaad
any further inne prohibited.
SFourthly-The law should provdle that United
States curreney only should be relved for taxes
and other oblgllaos dsue the city.
Stfo the Isat propotioan It may be aid that the
city cannot refne to relve Ite note for debts
due it, but that quetion ionvesy the legallty of
the ianue In tihe rnt plaie, and the right of the
8tate to laoerveae to protect Ite people from the
bses oflIs catore the corporation of the city
WIth great derem ftoe rthe alne of the
gentlemen of theo Legilatro whopesed ts bil,
I cannot reim from saying that I o hardly
ccnoelve the provislion of a bill on this subject,
which could be monre objeotidlbe to the tax.
Sayers of the city of New Orleans than the one
before me. It would be by far preferable to levy
a direct tax of thre per seant. on the property of
the city and collect it at once, than to eaforoe the
provsonas of this bill.
The vote on the pasage of the Will was recon
sidered ln order to omder th veto meagre.
Mr. Pratt, of Cibornre, moversd that co on
the meassage be postponed till Wednesday sext.
On motion of Mr. Ctuarr, of Orges, that muatlon
wan laid on the table.
The further conederation of the veto wasu then
postponed until Monday.
Leave of absnce for te days granted to
BHutchiseon of L T ,_ny..,
On motee of Letts.o Po lis, raise were I
pended to nlatroduE a r anolUon to pay aey,
contestarnt for a seat ua represntativr ker
ILaMett p uarish, ntil the date hi ee e w de
Te Bome then took oup bill providig for
the adjournment on the 18th, togeter with sever.
al reports of the commt ton wel i
fr ned, a to the comettloesly f a•ovel
sessrn. The whboole matter wa upl
table subject to call.
th Houseo then wenat into
coxtmwas or r wmea,
',r, of Orleansr, in the obI. to enmer the
reveanue bill After some dieumic Of stad a
teet vote by which It appare th t.tdl
favored tbe Jlins smw the eormse e
without ilnihin th 5bilL
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