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Thursday Morning, Nov. 22. ?86G.
Importun! Helens? .
Wo congratulate Messrs. J. C. aud
Robert Keyes, E. W. Byrom and F.
G. Stowers, upon their release, last
Saturday, nt'Wilmingtou, Delaware,
before Judge Hall, upon a writ of
h dbms corpus.
These geutlemen have been under
arrest for the past thirteen months
subjected, in many instances, to more
than the usual iudignitics of prison
life, coupled with un abseuce from
their families and avocations.
Our readers will remember their
conviction before a military tribunal,
in Charlestou, upon a charge of the
murder of three Federal soldiers, at
Brown's Ferry, in Anderson District,
and how they were apparently spirit?
ed away from Castle rinckney, after
t heir sen lenee of death had been
commuted to imprisonment for life.
The case was ably argued by Col.
H. Tompkins, of Washington, and
Thomas Bayard, for tho prisoners,
and the District Attorney and Mr.
Booth, for the prosecution.
From a personal interview with the
gentlemen above-named, we are in?
duced to extend the thanks of them?
selves and friends for the many acts
of kindness extended them, by th?
good people of Delaware.
In this decision and release, we re?
cognize much that is gratifying anc"
encouraging, aside from thc interesl
existing in thc personal safety of th?
Aware that public interest, in thia
State, especially, is keenly alive ii
reference to this case, we shall take
especial pleasure in laying before
our readers the full proceedings, - al
the earliest day practicable.
The gentlemen above-nientionee
leave our city this morning, on tin
Greenville train, for their homes, ii
Anderson District, and we sincerely
wish them a speedy and happy re
turn to their fjimiiics, from whon
they have been so long absent.
Our Relations iviOi Mexico.
The extraordinary expedition sen
to Mexico, by authority of the Gc
vernment, is attracting much atten
tion at thc present time in this conn
try, and will doubtless attract as mud
in Europe, when the authorized state
ment of the sailing of the Unite
States steamer Susquehanna reache
The New Orleans Picayune notice
the ofliei!"'.! announcement of thi
expedition made by* the Washiugto
National Republican, and says thal
although down in New Orleans the
are aware of and guarded against th
sensational movements of the Nortl
ern press in regard to our Mexica
relations, yet there are many reasor
to believe that a movement of an e:
traordinary character is really on foo
which contemplates au entire ove:
turn iu Mexico, and that tho work
to be done by the United State
Among its reasons, it submits tl
"1. We are informed by ganllenie
direct, from New York, who had coi
versed with the. officers of the Su
quehanna, that they had been ordere
on an expedition similar to that a
nounced above. When told that \
attempt to take'a Minister, accr?dite
to Juarez, into Yera Cruz, now occ
pied by the Imperialists or Reactio
isis, they replied that they might 1
compelled to cruise off the con
awhile, but would at length Iii
their way in to give support to tl
only Mexican Government with whi<
we have diplomatic relations.
"2. We havo been assured by
gentleman direct from interviews wi
Juarez at Chihuahua, that the Unit?
States had resolved to support Juar
against all contestants. He, moi
over, assured us that Ortega wou
be arrested on the American side
the Bio Grande. This informati
was given after Gen. Sheridan's lett
to Gen. Sedgewick, but before t
actual arrest was made as reported.
"3. The nature of the expediti
and 'tho authority of the Govei
mont' on which it is announce
Tlie real head of it is, of cour;
Lieut. Gen. William Tecumseh Shi
man, formerly Superintendent of t
Military Academy of Louisiana,
Alexandria, who is, of course, w
known here. The other members
the 'expedition' can be of but lit
account in the presence of sud
man-clerks to record his dee?
rather than with power or author
to elirect them."
Tho Picayune, reasoning from 1
above premises, comes to tho cone
sion tho.t the Government at Wa
ington contemplates au active int
ferencc in the affairs of Mexico; t
that, if the professed support of J
rez be sincere, that interference i
assume the form of a protectorate
What tho object of the Presid
nnil his advisers nuiy ho, is, of course,
left to conjecture. Tho reported ab
dication and departure of Maximilian
is, no doubt, tho immediate cause of
this expedition, but it is intimated
that-the purpose of the Administra?
tion is, eventually, to unito the Ame?
rican people by ii foreign war, and
divert their attention from political
differences at home.. Whatever may
be the motive, we do not believe that
the American people desire, at this
time, to plunge in war, raid especially
a war that is almost certain to involve
us in difficulties with foreign nations.
We have great faith in tho wisdom
and conservatism of tho President,
General Giant, Mr. Seward and
others, whose advice tho Executive?
would most likely follow; but, with
the sober-minded mass of the Ameri?
can people, we cannot but deprecate
any action of tho Government which
may produco a war, involving the
country still more deeply in debt,,
and arresting, for the time being, her
progress and prosperity.
Some Plain Tnllc.
Early in our editorial career- j
twenty-four years -ago-wo foresaw j
that the Abolitionist fanatics would
eventually work out their schemes.
They, did it. Wo now revert to this
reminiscence to show that our pre?
dictions .nre worthy of consideration.
The following article, from the
Chicago Tribune, no doubt foresha?
dows the p*olicy which the extremists
of the North intend to pursue, if
they can sacure the strength' to carry
it into effect, lt embodies all that
hate and malignity can possibly de
I sire, and consults no interests but
that of negroes, who have not the
slightest wish to bo made objects of
hostility to the white population
among whom they live.
On this subject, we quote from tho
"The recent elections have won
i derfully cleared the political atmos?
phere. They have pointed out a line
of proceedure which we hopo to see
promptly followed out in the coming
session. In the first place, Congress
should assert its solo right to adjust
these questions, by setting aside the
illegal Governments now in exist?
ence, and put into operation by the
I "lu .the second place, it should
make treason odious by asserting the
full power of the Government over
tho life, property and franchises of
traitors, and over tho very territory
of insurrectionary States, which, by
j persistent rebellion, have forfeited
their rights under the Constitution;
and by teaching tho South that for
whatever leniency they receive they
aro solely indebted to tho mercy and
forbearance of the Government, and
can demand absolutely nothing as a
"It is not necessary to shed blood,
or even to enforce confiscation, in
order to assert and vindicate these
principles so vital to the republic.
Not less important has it become to
proclaim tho right of tho loyal men
of the South, without distinction of
color, not only to tho protection of
equal laws, but to a participation in
the elective franchise in the forma?
tion of new Governments. All this
may be accomplished by calling elec
j tions for constitutional conventions
in the various unreconstructed States,
and prescribing tho qualifications of
voters in such elections, as Congress
has the undoubted right to do.
"All men of lawful age, white or
black, should bc invited to partici?
pate in these elections, and their
right to participate should be main?
tained by force, if necessary. The
delegates so chosen, meeting in con?
vention, would form Constitutions to
be submitted to the people of their
respective States for ratification or
rejection, and these Constitutions
would, of course, fix the qualifications
of electors. Governments would be
formed under these Constitutions,
precisely as in other Territories; and
it would then be for Congress to pass
upon these Governments, and to re?
cognize them, if found to bo repub?
lican in form.
"This plan of reconstruction will
remove all difficulties that have here?
tofore stood in the way. It woidd
prove speedy, safo and complete. It
would bo distasteful to the traitors
and rebels; but that is not a reason
why great and necessary public mea?
sures should be postponed. It would
place the power, at once and perma?
nently, in the hands of the major iii/ of
the people of the South, and render
future secession and State insurrec?
The comments we desire to make
on the abovo article are similar to
thoso we have mado on several occa?
sions. Tho North Carolina Standard,
a week or two ago, warned i ts readers
against any doubtful titles of pro?
perty-doubtful alluding to persons
of secession proclivities, who held
tho property during the war. Wo now
say to our readers, that tho programme
in tho above is most likely to be car?
ried out, and let those interested
. stand from under.
What the South Should Do,
The Louisville Courier has a long
article under tho above caption, from
which we extract the following:
The proposition has been recently
made-and, we notice, has boen dis?
cussed, within the last few days, at
some length, and with much ability,
by Judge Nicholas, in the columns of
tho Journal-that a national constitu?
tional convention shall be called, at
an early day, for the purpose of re?
vising tho Constitution and incorpo?
rating such amendments as may bo
deemed necessary to conform the Co?
vern ment to the changed condition
of things growing out of the war.
We are disposed to favor tho propo?
sition, for many important reasons.
First. Because, in such a conven?
tion, tho voice of the South would bo
heard, both in argument for its rightn
and in protest against its wrongs and
the schemes of the Jacobin leaders.
Second. Tho delegates elected to
such a convention would como fresh
from the people, fully advised of their
views, and would, therefore, fairly
represent their opinions. They would
be untrammelled by tho desire for
j re-election, and their action would be
directed rather to the public good
than to the interests of party.
Third. Such a body would repre?
sent the whole nation and all of its
multiplied interests, and would bc
uninfluenced by party schemes, and
would, in all probability, bo both
honest and iudependeut. It would
take, for its starting-point, the fact,
that the good of both sections, and
the prosperity of the nation, required
the restoration of the Union, and
that such restoration should rest upon
tho basis of the equality of tho States
and justice to all sections.
Fourth. Because, if tho Constitu?
tion adopted by such a body was not
acceptable, it could be rejected by the
vote of one State over one-fourth of
the whole number of States. The
South would, couserfuontly, bo in no
danger of losing any right by going
into such a convention, while the
North would lose none of its power.
If nothingsatisfactory could be agreed
on, both sections would be left in the
precise attitude in which they stand
Fifth. The personal assoc ation ano
the comparison of views 0? the rep
resentative of tho two section:
might result in the adoption of t
Constitution which would bo gene
rally acceptable, and which would re
store the.country .to peace and har
monv, and amply secure the right;
Surely no fair or plausible argu
mont can be made against such a pro
position. " Such a convention coule
do no hurt, if it did no good, while
the probabilities are that its result;
would be eminently beneficial.
Tho Constitution provides tba
Congress shall, opon tho application
of tho Legislatures of two-thirds o
the several States, call a conventioi
for proposing amendments, which
when ratified by three-fourths of tin
States, shall become a part or part
of the Constitution.
Now suppose the legislatures o
the ten excluded States, together wit!
Kentucky anel Maryland, whicl
would constitute one-thirel of th
States, should propose that such :
convention should be called, coull
the Northern States, or at least
sufficient number of them to make u]
tho necessary two-thirds, refuse t
unite in tho call? What excuso coule
they offer to the country and to th
worlel for their refusal? The ver
fact that they now feel under consti
tutional obligations to submit consti
tutional amendments to the exclude
States for their approval, is an ad
mission that they have a right t
participate in tho formation an
amendment of tho organic law, an
if through their legislatures, then wh
not in tho other mode of amendmer
prescribed by tho constitutio:
through a national constitutions
convention? It conlel only be an ui
warranted exercise of power wbic
.. o Ad prevent them from so doinj
The radical party profess to de mau
of the South only such amendmenl
of tho constitution as will secure th
Government against futuro rebellioi
Such guaranties could be as we
obtained in a constitutional convoi
tion as by amendments thrust upo
tho Southern States by Congress, fe
in either case, the amendments cou!
not be ratifieel without the assent <
at least some of thoso States. And
might bo that the Southern Stati
would be more willing to acce]
amendments which they were allowe
an opportunity to discuss, and i
the framing of which they were a
lowed to participate, than those whie
were thrust untler their noses wit
the peremptory and insolent denian
that they should ratify.
If the Southern States should mal
this proposition, and the Norl
should refuse to accept it, it won
then be manifest that fairness ar
justice were not parts of their polio
and that their seeming anxiety ?
restore the Government to its origin
conditions, provided conslilution
guaranties against future disturbanc
could be obtained, was a bare-face
fraud anti an inexcusable piece
The people would see that the
was no sincerity in their profession
and that they entertained^ no hone
purpose of bringing peace to tl
nation. Tho South woulel in th
case li ave tho sympathy and its eau
tho support of thousands and tens
thousands of Northern men who nc
regard it as obstinate and couture
ciou?, and give their countenance to
We know oi no more practicable
plan than this whereby tho South can
strengthen its position ami throw tho
weight of popular opprobrium upon
its adversaries, and we trust that the
subject will be considered and acted
upon without delay by tho Southern
legislatures, and that they ask tho
co-operation of the legislatures of the
Northern States in the movement.
They will sacrifice neither their rights
nor their dignity by so doing, bat
may accomplish much good and gain
security for the safety of their section.
Our Duty to tlie IV*gr<>.
The Wilmington Journal says:
The tendency of the negro is to
quit the natural field of labor and
rush to the towns ?md cities, thus to
become, in a majority of cases, tho
victim of his own ignorance, acquired
vico and disease. Our province,
should bo to take charge of the negro
in all that perta'ins to his welfare; for
by improving his condition mentally,
morallyj and physically, wo shall
advance ourselves, benefit our present
condition, and secure the prosperity
of our children. And before going
farther, let it be distinctly under?
stood that wo believe there is a
barrier between the equality of the
races which God has made, and that
any attempt which man may make to
remove or overcome it, must end in
calamities which tho violation of
nations' laws will always entail.
The first duty will bo to direct the
morals; and how can this lest bo ac?
complished? In our judgment, it
must be effected by influencing their
affections, securing their confidence,
enlighfenirig their conscience, and
directing their intellect. The negro
is now ivcot, but because so, it does;
not follow that he is ablo to take
care of himself. AU of our prccon
! ceived notions, all our present con?
victions tell us that alone lie is unable
to walk in tho paths of civ ilization,
much less to reach the heights of
moral excellence. Humanity, reli?
gion, duty, interest demand, and
order, that we assume at ouce the
position of teacher to this race, so
long a useful part of people. They
were brought to us by the English
and Yankees, the heathen savage; as
slaves we taught them to be useful
christians. They are free by no
working of theirs; shall they, by our
blindness or neglect, become again
what th^y were?
\VIs!?t South Curolinn. lina Dour.
Thc Charleston Mercury, of Tues?
day, has a very good article, showing
that this little State, nowithstandyig
her misfortunes, and the destruction
of a vast amount of property, has,
when compared with other ?States,
manifested great energy and enter?
prise in tho . work of recuperation.
In our own city, there are daily evi?
dences of the determination of our
people to retrieve their shattered
fortunes at as early a date as possible,
and it gives us pleasure to say to the
Mercury, that our burnt districts are
being rebuilt with amazing rapidity.
The buildings, too, being erected
now, are much superior in stylo and
finish to their predecessors:
In no Southern State have more
industry and activity been shown in
repairing the injuries of war, than
in South Carolina; and even Virginia,
thestill proud "Old Dominion," as?
sisted as she has been by Northern
capital, has not, comparatively, done
as much as has been accomplished by
this State, unaided und alone, lu
Columbia and in this city, the burnt
districts have not been, it is true, re?
built, to any great extent; but our
great lines of internal communication,
-our first necessity-have been
promptly and thoroughly placed in
order. In Virginia, in respect to
depot buildings, this is not as gene?
rally the case. On the Virginia and
Tennessee Railroad, between Lynch?
burg and Bristol, only two depots are
standing, none of those destroyed
having been rebuilt. On the Orange
and Alexandria Railroad, only two
new depots are slowly creeping to?
wards completion; and on the Virginia
Central Railroad, tho work of recon?
struction does not seem to have even
In this State, on the contrary, most
of the principal railroads have already
been thoroughly repaired. New and
substantial depots have been put up,
to replace those wantonly and unne?
cessarily destroyed by tho enemy;
the road-beds havo been ballasted,
the culverts havo been cleaned out,
the iron and cross-ties have boen re?
newed or over-hauled, and traveling,
throughout the greater part of the
State, is both safe and agreeable.
CoiiOKKD SUFI-'HAOE.-On the 12th
instant, tho Chicago linus, a well
known Democratic journal, came out
in favor of the constitutional amend?
ment, and more or less of colored
suffrage, on the idea of being "pro?
gressive." A despatch from that city,
dated the 13th, says:
Thc attempts of the Chicago Times
to commit thc Democracy of the
North-west, of which it has hitherto
been tho organ, to negro suffrage, is
meeting with strong resistance by the
rank and file, although tho leaders sus?
tain the paper in its course. Tho agi?
tation promises to bo one of the most
bitter ever known in Democratic his?
Amnesty und Pardon.
Tho 13th section of tho Act of July !
17, 18G2, defining tho penalties of !
treason and insurrection, is tu the
"Thc President is hereby authorized,
nt any timo hereafter, by proclama?
tion, to extend to persons who may
have participated in the existing re?
bellion, iii any State or part thereof,
pardon and amnesty, with such excep?
tions, and at such time, and on such
conditions, as he may deem expedient
for tho public welfare."
We cannot doubt that the Presi?
dent intends, and the country ex?
pect:;, that all, or nearly all, of the
excepted classes will, sooner or later,
be pardoned, if this is to 1m tho
final result, the sooner it is consum?
mated the better. The persons yet
unpardoned are the tuen of wealth,
! the men of enterprise, thc men whose
capital and business capacity are
needed to relieve thc South from its
industrial stagnation', and renew its
prosperity. The eases are all so
nearly alike, the crime is so precisely
the same, not differing at all in na?
ture and but little in degree, that
thcro is no good reason why every
caso should receive a separate exami?
nation at the hands of the President.
A new amnesty proclamation for thc
immediate relief; of all classes is one
of the littest things the President
We deem it important that he
should publish such an amnesty now,
before the meeting of Congress, les!
that body should repeal the sectior
above quoted, and then deny the au?
thority of the President to take anj
further action. The radicals want t<
keep the remaining cases, as the onh
means they have left of terrifying tin
South into a ratification of the pend
ing or some more objectionable cort
stitutioual amendment. Tho Presi
dent should promptly take this weapoi
ont of their hands. His authority t<
do so now is undoubted and iucontrc
vertible, for Congress itself has OJ
pressly conferred it. If that permis
sion should be repealed at the begir
ning of the s?ssion, his ' authorit
\yonld be open to question; and il
after a repeal, he should act in man
fest d?fiance ol the will of Congres,
they might muk'.; it a ground of in
[New York World, November 15.
FROM ARKANSAS.-A special d<
spateh to tho Memphis Ac aland
A resolutton introduced in th? 1??
gislature to-day to reject theeouatiti
tional amendment was referred to tl:
Committee on Federal Relations, an
there is a disposition to treat the ma
ter with great deliberation.
In the Presbyterian General A
sembly, to-day, reports of coiumi
tees on foreign missions and educ;
tion were read. After this, the di
cussion of the revised book of disc
pline was taken up, and a long ai:
animated debate held upon that fic?
tion which defines the relation >
baptized children to discipline at
the chureh. Debate was opened I
Rev. Arnold W. Miller, of Nort
Carolina, in opposition to the pr
posed change. Lie was followed 1
lier. Dr. Adger, of Sonth Carolin
and Rev. Dr. Baird, of Virginia,
favor of thc amendment, and Ile
Dr. Riee, of Alabama, in oppositio
Rev. Dr. Palmer, of New Orlean
had the floor when tho houso a
-< ?? ? >
"THE CUT IS STILL THEY COME."
The tide of emigration, still flo1
Westward. Every day parties
from seven to twenty, in wagon? ai
on horse-back, carrying their all, a
seen wending their way slowly to t'
West, in search of homes where li
may be enjoyed in peace and qui?
where justice is regarded and hi'
respected; where radicals do not rn'
These refugees from partizan ai
political proscription excite the syj
pathy of ali good citizens, and ofl
a sad commentary on the conditii
of our unfortunate State. With the
facts, and inuumtn-ablo others, ali
tho natural fruits of the outrages
the radicals, they have the han
hood to appear before the publ
asking a continuance of power in tin
hands.-Columbia (Tenn.) Gazette.
THE COTTON Citor.-A special c
spateh, from New Orleans, to t
World, of the 19th, says:
The present average of cotton :
ceipts, since November 1, at all t
ports, do not warrant an estimate 1
the whole crop of over one and-a-h
million bales; and were the accotii
from the British manufacturing cl
tricts moro favorable, and curren
in this region more easy of acce
there would be a material change :
the better in all the markets of t
South. Planters are sending in th'
cotton freely, to obtain the money:
it, and many of them report th
supplies already exhausted.
- ? ?? ? ?
i 'The New York Evening Post say
"We cannot well soe how Mr. Jol
son can give up the position he 1
always and rightly maintained, tl
all the States are entitled to adm
sion to Congress, and that, subject
tho constitutional provision wh:
makes each house the judge of 1
election and qualifications of
members, and to the oaths prescrib?
those who present their credenti
should be admitted. This grount
constitutional, and we should
sorry to see tho President give it i
Wo have no idea that ho will do sc
TjOOal ~T-*.4TS-m ess..
Tho rhcrnir office ia oh Main, street, a.
fen-doors abovoTaylor (or Camden) street.
Wo have been requested to state that the
services of Christ Church will bo held ou
Sunday morning next, '25th instant, in thu
Chapel of the Theological Seminary, which
has boen Kindly loaned for tho purpose.
V. 13. Class, E*q., bookseller, will accept
our thanks for late Now York papers; also,
for a pamphlet edition <>f poems by Mrs.
C. A. Hali, containing tin- "Jacket of
Grey," and other pieces ot' like sentiment
DON'T LET rr U<> Orr OF PUIST. Tbc
only truthful and authentic account of tin
sack and destruction ol' Columbia, written
by one of South Carolina's mos) compe?
tent men, all the- incidents bein;; noted on
the spot at tho time. Your children will
be glad to get a copy at any price. For
sale at tho Plucnix office.
Tur. LEGISLATUF.E.-Wc arc requested by
the President of the Senate, and the
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
to state that tho Houses over which they
respectively presido will a-semble and be
called to order at 7 p. m., on Monday, the
2Cth instant. No hour being named by the
I (institution, this has been selected, as it
is believed to be thc most convenient and
agreeable to thc members of both branches
i of the Geucr&l Assembly.
NEW AJovERTr.itijtEN'rs.- Attention is call
I cd to the following advertisements, which
I are published this morning for tho first
A. L. Solomon -Herrings, Mackerel, .Vc.
Pollock House -Lunch.
Extra Mei ting Acacia' Lodge.
'A. R. Phillips -Auction.
Oration by .Mr. J. T. Dargan.
iii.jmvlanl, if True.
A special telegram from Washing?
ton, to the New York Herald, of the
19th, furnishes the following news,
which, if reliable, is somewhat im?
"Statements made to-day by a
number of the leading representativo
men of both the Republican and
Democratic parties tend to confirm
the few intimations that have leaked
out from tho recent consultatious at
the White House, that the President
is outhe eve of a grand coup d'etat,
that will gratify his friends and be?
wilder his enemies, lt is safe to con?
clude, at the very least, that there is
au carnet desire on both sides to
settle upou some feasible plan of se?
curing harmonious action between
Congress and tho Executive iu the
The New York Times, of the same
date, has the following special de?
"Mr. Johnson has not indicated his
purpose relative to the amnesty-suf?
frage plan mentioned in these de?
spatches on Friday last, though tho
gentlemen who advocato the proposi?
tion represent that the President has
given them encouragement to expect
that'he will adopt their suggestions
^substantially, if not exactly in tho
form they advise. Several newspaper
correspondents have endeavored to
create doubts of the existence of such
a combination of leading men, for tho
purpose of inducing the President to
accept the proposition and advise the
Southern people, us set forth in my
despatch. In order to put at rest
such doubts, I am enabled to say,
from personal kuowledge, that such
a combination does exi :t. A number
of the gentlemen co-operating in it
have had interviews with Mr. John?
son, and they have been laboring in
the matter for about a month, visit?
ing and corresponding with influen?
tial men of tho North and South."
CHARLESTON* AND SAVANNAH RAIL?
ROAD.-According to announcement
in the papers of the city,, this road/
nuder order of the trustees, was sold
by Messrs. Wardlaw & Carew, at the
North of the Exchange, yesterdav
morning, to Messrs. J. H. Taylor
and others, for the sum of $30,000,
subject to existing liens, including
the State lieu of about 8750,000.
This salo needs no comment, as no?
thing can better evidence the effect
of .tlie present political status of the
South. A railroad of 103 miles in
length, that cost about $3,000,000,
connecting two of the largest cities of
tho South, sacrificed at about 87.000
per mile. - Charleston Courier, 21s/.
THE NEW WHEAT.-The season has
been favorablo to tho wheat sown this
fall, and from all accounts, it has
come up very beautifully, and appears
most lively and thrifty throughout
this section of country. It is what is
termed a good "stand," and thus far
promises well. Tho only draw-back
has been tho difficulty experienced by
the farmers in getting seed wheat,
which forced them to put less ground
in this important grain than they de?
Onr exchanges from all parts of
the country represent thc wheat fields
as presenting a remarkably fine ap?
pearance.- Danville Register, YMli.
It is positively stated in radical
circles that < ?ov. Wells, of Louisiana,
in view of the recent elections and
the President's policy in tho Balti?
more affair, has determined on imme?
diately removing the sheriffs and
other officers who have been derelict
in the discharge of their duties.
Steps are also being taken to arrest
prominent parties accused of aiding
in tho July massacre.