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B. . . BIOAT, ............EDITOR
Our Agents,
Thomas McTntyre,.......New Orleans
J. Curtis Waldo,......... " "
S. M. Pettengill & Co.,.....New York
Geo. P. Rowell & Co.,..... "
Rowell & Chosman,.....St. Louis, Mo
Wednesday, - - Nov. 22, s1876.
It is our opinion, our matured and
deliberate opinion, that Phil. Sheri
dan and the troops rushed to New
Orleans, are not there for the pur
pose of maintaining the peace and
protecting the Returning Board in a
fair and legal count, but are there
lbr the purpose, the sole purpose, of
upholding, aiding and assisting the
Returning Board to cheat, count
falsely and defraud the people of our
State, and the United States of their
just, fair and legitimate rights.
They are there, were ordered there
for this cheating purpose and for no
other. This, we repeat it, is our
opinion, and we won't budge from it
till we are convinced otherwise by
honest facts.
--TALKING Of a fair count, we are
painfully aware of the fact, that
there is in Rapides one official, a
good, lenient one, who has not had
accorded him a fair count, and who
in fact is waiting with gentlemanly
and christian patience for many a
tax-payer to count him the dues of
the State of Louisiana and of the Pa
rish of Rapides. That official is H.
T. Burgess, the State Collector, and
we again regret that he has been so
shamefully treated by those owing
the taxes mentioned above. Now we
demand a fair count, in that line, for
the benefit of Louisiana and Rap
ides, and urge every one behind
.count, and there are hundreds of
t hem, to tote fair, and go at once to
the Court House and get Mr. Bur
gess' quietus.
-ANDY SWAIN, one of the best of
Red River pilots, and withal a skill
ful steamboatman, has made and per
fected arrangements to place two fine
steamboats in the New Orleans and
Shreveport trade, and will hoist his
colors to that effect as soon as the
river rises sufficient for his boats.
These boats are the Kate Kinney and
the R. W.. Dugan, both suitable for
the trade. These boats are to be run
as independents, entirely outside of
the Pool Line.
-A FAIR count is now all the ex
pectations of the decent people of
this great and glorious country
still by yet going to Levin's com
plete establishment, you can get
without trouble or a mprmur, any
and every thing in the eating and
drinking line. Try it and we assert
it as a fact, you will get there a fair
-THE clerk of the weather, for
the past week, has been acting on the
half-and-half principle-one half of
his favors were really horrid and
dismal ones-%but after this he whirl
ed around, counted fair, and smiled
on us the most delightful and bra
cing weather. For three successive
mornings we have had three of the
biggest and whitest frosts of the
-Tn. Radicals now shout, "the
right man in the right place-Phil
Sheridan at New Orleans." Of
course the man that bayoneted Mat.
Wells out of the Governor's chair
and turned out a Legislature, should
now, with the help of Mat. Wells, be
able to count out a President. Give
us a fair count.
-Tas Democratic majority in the
next I House will be at least twenty
five. That's a convenient and sensi
ble majority.
-THE New Orlenns Bulletin is
dead-cause, independence so called
on the brain.
The election for President of the l
United States was held two weeks a
ago and yet the people of the entire t
nation are anxiously, feverishly wait- n
ing for the verdict. There is no (
question as to the result at the ballot r
box, no uncertainty as to the honest- R
ly expressed decision rendered by
the American people, nor any denial
of the fact that Sanmue: J. Tilden has V
received a popular majority of three
hundred thousand of the whole vote
and nearly a million of the white ,
vote. Including the twelve electoral a
votes of Florida and Louisiana which t
fairly belong to him, Tilden has 196 c
votes or eleven more than is necessa
ry to elect him. All the doubt andc
uncertainty arises from the possibil
ity of his being cheated out of his
fairly won victory by the Board of
Canvassers in Florida and the infa
mous Returning Board in Louisiana.
This does not include the vote of
South Carolina, which at this writing
seems to be in doubt and is claimed
by both parties, with the probabili
ties in favor of the Democrats.
There are faint hopes that the official
count of Oregon may yet disclose a
small majority for Tilden, which
would settle the controversy at once
and relieve the nation of its doubt.
This hope is based alone on the fact
that that State has always been
Democratic and is in the face of tel
egrams conceding the State to
Eminent Northern Democrats are
in New Orleans to watch the count
by the Returning Board-the eyes of
the people of all the States are turn
ed to Louisiana and the count of her
vote will at least be carefully scruti
nized. Whether that scrutiny will
be backed by a sufficiently powerful
public sentiment to compel Mat.
Wells & Co. to compile the vote as
cast at the ballot boxes is now the
all absorbing question. Our Com
mittee in New Orleans have publish
ed the exact vote cast showing a ma
jority of 7867 for Nicholls and 7486
for Tilden. Kellogg claims-and the
Returning Board will in all proba
bility want to agree with him-that
the vote of five Parishes which gave
us about 4000 majority should not
only be thrown out, which would
leave us still ahead by over 3000 ma
jority, but that the 4000 should be
counted for the Radicals. This last
proposition is too monstrous to meet
with the approbation of even any
Northern partisan, and we confess to
'no little curiosity to see how else
they will try to swindle us out of our
hard earned and honestly won victo
ry. In no other Parishes of the State
was:there any manner of disturb
ance and in all other Parishes whose
vote they question Packard made a
peaceable canvass and met with no
disturbance. The disorder that did
take place was raised by the negroes
themselves and the attempt is now to
be made to make the people respon
sible for it. Because negroes shot
into dwelling houses in Ouachita
and Dinkgrave was killed by a per
sonal enemy, and because the Repub
lican negroes in East Feliciana ass
assinated the Democratic candidate
for Sheriff, Kellogg thinks that these
Parishes should be counted out, and
votes never cast at all should be
counted as actually having gone into
the ballot boxes.
On the same ground we could
claim that the votes of the 300 white
men in Rapides who were registered
and did not vote, should be credited
to our side and that Rapides shall be
made to give a Democratic majority
of 200, electing three members of the
Legislature and our entire Parish
ticket. This was the result of our
election in 1874, and according to
Kellogg's reasoning should be again
in 1876, no matter whether the votes
were cast or not.
SThe Republican party North and
in the Southern States in question,
are playing a big game of bluff for
tremendous stakes and if they are
Spermitted to do so, will, by hook or
Sby crook try to give Florida, South
Carolina and Louisiana to Hayes.
SThe people of those States are thor
e oughly alive to both the importance
of the issue, and the danger of the
hour, and will do all hi their power
Sto prevent the contemplated fraud.
Grant has concentrated troops in all
three of these States, and unless de
e terred by an overwhelming public
e sentiment in the North, Democratic
e and Republican, will use the army
to sustain the frauds to be perpetra
e ted and to put down any opposition
i on the part of the people. We have
Sscanned our Northern exchanges
Sclosely for. any expression of that
r public sentiment for fair play, and
we find it mightily mixed.
e The next few weeks or months
e may be productive of events directly
affecting the fate of the Nation. The
signs now indicate revolution and ap
eproaching trouble. Nothing but the
patriotism and personal integrity of
the American people can prevent se
rious complications. We of the
SSouth are too poor to think of fght
Sing for our rights, and we of Louist
ana having been twice *windled by
Grant's bayonets, will have to sub
mit a third time, with the best grace C1
we can command. It is not our fight
anyway and if the North can afford
to be swindled out of a President, we ta
must perforce submit to the loss of a o0
Governor. All we can say to our 1(
readers, is: Be patient and orderly 11
watch and wait for the verdict. al
-NAVIGATION in Red River up to
our Town has been anything but c
agreeable and satisfactory to the in.
terests of our planters and mer
chants. We mean by this that those
interested, and who nog supremely
I control the tonnage of the river, have d
fallen far behind the needs and wants a
of shippers. We never before heard
f such complaints of the bad manage
Iment of steamboatmen; in fact the
" benedictions hurled against them,
f and the supreme li:ie in whose inter
ests they are linked, have been any
3 thing but pious or within the bounds
of moderation. One item they spe
cially make with apparent force is
I the charge of three dollars per bale
a for cotton from this port, when they
only charge one card rates for up
e freights. In this there seems to be
- some just cause of complaint, and
one and all vow vengeance against
n the offenders when the chance ar
rives for them to strike back. We
o shall await with some eagerness
some defensive talk of the Pool Line
e as a rebuttal to the charges we are
t reluctantly forced to make in these
f columns.
r -WE forbear in this issue of the t
- Democrat publishing any further t
I election returns, by Parishes, from I
1 our State; or even a list of the mem- E
bers of the next Legislature. When f
we all voted at the recent election, on
e Tuesday, the 7th of this month, we I
carried the State fairly and legally
for Tilden and Nicholls, and elected I
a Legislature both branches of which I
6 are Copservative and anti-Radical.- I
e But Mat. Wells and his palls of the i
Cheating Board are now holding the I
t election over, and will count just as t
e they please. Till that cheat is over I
t and promulgated by Grant's bayo
nets we don't choose to give the pub- i
lie any more figures. t
e -STOP! Poor Mortal, stop! from
rushing carlessly to destruction. If
you see a child playing with a fire
Y brand, you take it away to prevent
0 conflagration, and yet you are reck
e lessly indifferent to the progress
r which a cold, a fever, a headache, a
chill, constipation, ac., makes, until
e the slumbering fire of chronic sick
ness lays you low. Take time by the 1
e forelock, remove those fore-runners
a of sickness, enjoy good health, and
o you will thank us for calling atten
d tion to and advising your use of the
1 celebrated HoME STOMAcH BITTERS.
--THRUoo<a the combined courtesy
of the clerks of the LaBelle and the 1
Col. A. P. Kouns, we are favored
with New Orleans papers. The Col.
d Kons runs in connection with the
La Belle, and expects to keep up
Sweekly communication with Alexan
dria and the Headquarters of the Re
d turning Board. This evidently.
Sshows a determination on the part of
d the Pool Line to keep things going,
d but then--they should not charge
e three dollars on cotton.
e --THE President of the Returning
h Board, wrapped up in frightful secu
ir rity by a body guard, armed and
o equipped for war, left his Lamourie
n home last Sabbath night but one,
, and groped his way through the fan
cied labyrinths of the "White Lea
d guers" of Bayou Boeuf, and reached
, Red River Landing safe and sound
> and "not afraid." Like France's
e mighty King who marched up that
, hill, the "Guard" have marched back
h again, and at last accounts were do
, ing well. Give us a fair count!
--THE little steamer Emma on
ae Saturday cut down the price of cot
r ton, from here to New Orleans, one
d. dollar per bale, and charged only two
ldollars freight on it. We saw a
e- glance of change in shippers as they
ic gleed over this, and aside cursed the
ic three dollars per bale line of regular
boats. Let us hope that these latter
a- ones will now know that shippers
Shere are not slaves to any one line of
re boats.
at -TaE young man of the sick and
Id dying Cheating Board Organ, in weak
and puerile chatter yet simmers out
that there was no intimidatidn here.
Of course not, as he and his buzzard
lycrew are apparently ensueessful, but
be before we are half done with the con
Scern we will show them that there
he was intimidation and that the Radi
ofcal boot was on the wrong leg.
he --BE patient and wait till Mat.
t. Wells and Keno Anderson are done
n- fumbling with our ballots. Give uns
aw fair count;.
Tilden has 184 electoral votes cer- joi
tain and undisputed, and needs but s
one to secure his election, Hayes has be
166 conceded to him and needs all the at
19 votes from Florida, South Carolina ar
and Louisiana to elect him. There H
are likely to arise grave and serious to
questions in the count of the votes bi
of the electoral colleges from these R
three States, and most probably from ti
Louisiana in the event of our being It
counted out by the Returning Board, ai
which may shake this nation to its at
very foundation. c
The Constitution of the United ti
States does not seem to have provi- E
ded for any such contingency as has S
arisen, and the. Republicans claim ft
that the 22nd Joint Rule, which I
made some sort of a provision for the ti
difficulty, and would have satisfied ti
the people has been abrogated and ti
abolished. The XIIth Amendment tl
to the Constitution provides that on ti
the 1st Wednesday in December, the n
electoral colleges of the States shall ti
meet at the Capitals of their respec- d
tive .§tates, cast their ballots for ti
President and Vice-President sepa- fi
rately and shall transmit their votes f,
sealed, to the President of the Senate V
of the United States; that on the r
2nd Wednesc y in February, the p
President of the Senate iq the pres- o
ence of the Senate and House of t
Representatives shall open these v
sealed packages "and they shall then d
be counted;" but does not say how p
or by whom they shall be counted. s
The 22nd Joint Rule gave either a
House the right to object to the coun- c
ting of the vote of any State, but if v
that rule is no longer in force, and
partisan spirit should prevail, we .
see abundant room for, controversy ,
and trouble in the count.
The framers of the Constitution t
failed to provide for the case where
any State should send sealed to the I
I President of the Senate the votes of o
two separate electoral dolleges. In c
1872 Louisiana did send two sets of r
votes, but as Horace Greely was dead t
and it made no difference anyway, t
there was no trouble about the mat- a
ter. Now, however, the eight votes I
of Louisiana may elect the President lF
and if the Returning Board should I
reverse the verdict of the people who a
have given Tilden over 7000 majority t
in this State, it Will be the duty of t
f the Tilden electors in Louisiana to d
meet .according to law, cast their f
votes for Samuel J. Tilden, and send t
them sealed to the President of the
Senate. The Hayes electors if coun t
ted in by the Returning Board, will c
do the same, and on the second Wed- r
nesday in February the President of c
the Senate will have to open two sets t
of electoral votes from Louisiana, c
1 somebody will have to decide which r
set shall be received and counted, or ,
whether either set shall be counted 1
and the whole thrown out. Hayes I
must get them counted for him in or- I
der to be elected, for without Louisi- t
Sana's eight'gotes, with Florida and r
South Carolina he would still be 7 t
Svotes behind Tilden. If( they are
Sthrown out entirely, then will come
another constitutional question.
. Whether Tilden with a majority of 7
e over Hayes shall be declared elected
p or whether he must have a majority I
-of all the electoral votes. Without t
the vote of Louisiana, and with Flor- t
r. ida and South Carolina against him I
f he would have 184 votes, or one short
, of a majority of the 869 electoral
e votes of all the States. This would,
however, not be a question which
would affect the result, as, if it was
(decided that he still lacked the one
- Iote and Louisiana was' thrown out I
I entirely, then the election of a Presi
e dent would be thrown into the Demo- 1
, cratic House of Representatives, who
.by the Constitution must select the
. President from among the three can- I
I didates haing the highest vote.
STliey would, of course, choose Til-. 1
s den, and the present indications are
t that the Domocratio House will yet
k have to elect the Pieident;
. The trouble wfll come when the
! question has to be decided as to what
shall be done with the eliectoral vote
n of Louisiana. 'Ihe Republican Sen
t-ate, desirous of elating Hayes will
e contend that without the 22nd Joint
o Rule, the two Houses of Congress,
a will be sitting as mere spectators to
y see that the aled packages are
e opened by the President of the Sen
r ate and that by implicatiotI the Con
r stitution gives him the ght to de
c cide all questions that may arise in
f the count. Their papers are already
taking this position. Should that
claim be allowed, Mr. Ferry who has
Ld been acting as the President of the
k Senate since the death of Vice-Presi
t dent Henry Wilson, would' without
'. hesitation say that the vote of the
d electoral college from Louisiana
t which is endorsed by Kellogg, the
"- recognized Governor of that State, is
re prima facie the legal and correct one
i. and then again Louisiana' would be
swindled on a prima facide case. A
prima facide Governor certifying to
t. prima fade returns would be rather
Stoo much of prima fadie for the good
of Louisiana.
D" Before the matter could go this far,
[ howrerv, it would bh necssary- For
somebody, somlehow or other to set
tle the status of the Democratic
House of Representatives in that
joint Assembly. The Constitution sit
says that the sealed packages shall th
be opened in the presence of the Sen- eel
ate and House of Representatives, Bc
I and shall then be counted. The last so
House, as I understand the matter, go
took no action on Joint Rules at all, th
s but the Senate adopted all the Joint Sc
B Rules but the 22nd, and so notified to
the House. Now if the adoption of th
3 the Joint Rules some years ago, was of
, as is claimed by us, such a contract ci
s as to require the consent of both the wi
contracting parties to their abroga- vs
I tion, then the failure of the last tii
House to respond to the notice of the th
s Senate left all the Joint Rules in flu
n force, the 22nd among the number. tb
b If, on the contrary, the original con- at
e tract was such a one that either par- si
d ty might annul it at pleasure, and
d the Senate did by the re-adoption of hi
it the Joint Rules but the 22nd, annul se
n the previous contract and sought to hi
e make a new one, to which proposi- ce
11 tion the House of Representatives ti
did not agree, wholly or in part, then in
ir there are Joint Rules, and it will be
t- for the Senate and House either be
a fore or when they meet on the 2nd 1A
e Wednesday in February to adopt new
,e rules entirely. The question will
e probably engage the'entire attention
3- of both Houses when they meet on
If the 1st Monday in December, and tc
e will doubtless be productive of much
n debate, and if anything like a fair
w proposition is evinced by the Senate
1. some satisfactory basis of settlement is
.r will probably be reached before they is
1- come together to count the eleetoral ti
if vote. in
d This is the peaceable aspect of the m
le case, but there is another and more N
Y warlike, aspect that is by no means ,
improbable, considering the revolu- bi
n tionary character of the Republican di
re party. Let us sippose that the two al
le Houses fail to agree on any solution al
)f of the difficulty, that they should ni
:n come to a dead lock as they did last hb
)f winter on the financial estimates, and tl
,d that when they mettogether to count
F, the electoral vote, the matter should
t- stand as at present. Then when the hi
's President of the Senate decides, as
It he undoubtedly will in favor of the m
Id Hayes returns from Florida, Louisi- h
Lo ana and South Carolina or either of
y them, should there be double setts, h;
3f the House would be forced to with
o draw and refuse to be a party to the
ir fraud. The Senate would continue
d the count, ands doubtless assume the ti
1C position that the failure of the House b
Q to be present was a matter that con- ,
11 cerned only itself. That it had a
1- right to be present and witness the b
)f count as spectators it it chose, but, G
ts that its refusal to be present, in no
a, way vitiated the count and, was a
,h mere withdrawal of an authorized
)r witness leaving another authorized tI
:d witness present. This plea would
5s be more epccious than either sensi
r- ble, right or just for any witness to
i- the legality of a judicial proceeding
id must of necessity be veijted with au
7 thority to protest against and pre
re vent frauds in the proceeding, what t
ie ever if may be, else the compulsory
n. witness might be made an admitting
7 participant in the fraud or crime.
ad The House having withdrawn would
ty in cpedience to the Constitution elect
ut the President. Then there would be
r- two Presidents elect.' One elected
m by fraud in the Senate, and one elec
rt ted by the House under the Consti- O
al tution, and still another already in
d, the White House who is exceedingly
:h anxious to stay there. Who then is 0
as to decide upon the rival claims of a
ne the two Presidents elect? Not Con- a
ut gress, for Congress would be divided.
ii- Grant, unless I mistake the charac
o- ter of the man, would hail the oppor
0o tunity to hang on as long as he could a
be and if driven to the wall, would final- t
n- ly abdicate only in favor of Hayes.
e. Just how the matter could be brought
il- before the Judicial branch of the
re Government and how far it would be
et empowered to adjudicate upon the
political questions involved, is not at
he present very clear. There is a Court
at of unlimited jurisdiction that might
to settle the question in advance, and
n- that Court is the public opinion of
ill the United States. We can only
nt wait and see if there is enough of pa
s, triotism, purity and honesty left in
to the people to avert the calamities
ire which threaten the peace and life of,
in- the Nation. Respectfully,
Mhe MOST time to get up clubs for
papers-remember among the way
off Journals the New York World,
he the New York Sun and the Cincinnati
the Enquirer. No one can go amiss by
subscribing to one of these excellent
,ne newspapers; in fact every one should
bemake the effort and take all three.
to -A GREAT many people herea
bouts would be biought up standing,
if the State Tax Collector would de
far, mand, as he has the legal right to do,
Frl fair uannt" in hit line
The latest about the Presidential
situation, within the bounds of the th
three disputed States having that del- "I
ectable institution called a:Returning hi
Board, or a Board of Canvassers, PC
seems to have taken a sudden and Ps
good change in our favor and that of fr
the voting rights of the people of
South Carolina. We are now in- so
formed that the Supreme Court ot hi
that State has decided that the Board "'
of Canvassers cannot exercise judi- ef
cial or ministerial powers. Hence it at
will be the duty of the Board of Can- at
vassers to count and verify the elec- w
tion returns as they -have received al
them, and report the. result. Con- se
fine them down to this duty, and to
they cannot alter or change the vote tt
af a single precinct or throw out a g4
single ballot.
But in our State, Mat. Wells will tl
have it his own way, intends to count c!
secretly, with closed doors, and as we fr
have so often believed, he will be of
certain to count and cheat as out from 9i
the word go. So we look for noth- tt
ing good from that source. P
ý"" - ..,.--....* - pi
Grant's Order.
The New York t"iorld, whose edi- W
torials are generally very sensible th
and always clear headed, has this to i
say about Grant's Louisiana Order: h]
"Amazing as General Grant's Lou
isiana commission is, and amazing as
is his order to the troops to count
the votes in Florida, we are rather T
inclined to think that he honestly
men s to "see fair" in this business. r
Notlidy asked him to see fair, and it
was none of his business to see fair,
but it is very possible ; he means to
do it. The whole performance is so
amazingly chuckle-headed that it
should be honest. Clearly he took
no counsel about his order, or some- ti
body would have pointed out to him T
that he was coitiiitting an act of ti
usurpation and an impeaceable of- ki
fense. As clearly, nobody advised al
him about his commission. It bears 0i
the exact impress of Gen. Grant's 9'
mind. Nobody could have helped ti
him to do it. He may have been re. at
minded of Kellogg by running across b
him casually in Philadelphia; but
when a man has got himself into th tI
condition of mind that he thinks the w
report of Logan on a contested elec- w
tion will have any weight with any- li
body, he is capable of anything.- li
- This is one of those wonderful bursts as
of political energy which we have h
been used to having from General ti
Grant ever since he has been in the it
"political arena." It occurred to us o
that it would be a good thing to send
some troops down to Florida to run
the election, and that while he was
about it he would send esomebody to
New Orleans to satisfy the public
mind about Kellogg's count. What a
very possibly didpot occur to him b
was, that'thereby he was turning the a
Government of the United States in- t
to an absolute monarchy; but that
Strifling circumstance will shortly be
Sbrought to his notice."
t and FORKS WE WARRANT for t
e was a sweet scented splci. l
Smen of the art typographical, which i'
a'the Gazette presented to the public
on Saturday morning. In the whole
course of our life, we never knew!
fsuch a looking sheet issued from
.any press in the State. Of course i
. the thing is in bad health and odor, .
Sbut then again an lati of lingering a
.respect for a decent community K
d should have caused something better I
. to be printed or nothing at all. But
the concern belongs to the Counting
t Board, and has a few officoial adver
tisements not yet matured, and ites 1
e Satuiday's issue so-called was Hob
e son's choice.
-TuE Radicale have all at once
rt tnmed great States' Rights-men!
it But this conversion of theirs only
d sees the right of Louisiana-to cheat
the people of the country aout of a
President-and they can't see the
a- thirty-seven others. Give us a fair
in count.
-F-lGuso &a sHNACK at their
Swholesale and retail Emporiam, have
just received and opened a large and
complete lot of superior and heavily
plated ware. This ware they guar
or antee to stand use and honest test
for five years.
-SAx's Saloon and Restaurantyet
or floarisi like that green bay leaf, and
yeu can bet your bottom dime that
Id, with him the count is fair. Go there
and try for yourself.
by -Tn vala ble property, eligibly
at situate4ia tl Third Ward, belong
ld ing to the Estate of W. H. H. Drown,
* is offered for sale. Apply for par
ticulare to J. A. Williams a Co.
ig, -.Tnz so-ealled independents now
le-c laim their election on the score of
lo, their personal popularity.~ Gives ai
fair Coaunt
Governor Tilden said,
the conversation, in earnest
"I do not think, consideringl
have received such a cotin
popular vote, that the Republi
party will attempt to perpet
"I am not apprehensive of the`
suit" continued Governor Tilder
his talk with the Herald repo
"The popular majority must h #ve
effect in the way of counteracting Da
attempt at upsetting the honest
sults of the election. Be satl
with the reflection that the
are too patriotic, too intelligent,
self poised to allow anything perilo;
to be done-anything that may =ld
turb or destroy our peculiar form of
government. Don't be alarmed." !_"
Later the Herald reporter calledsa
the Governor's residence in Graine
cy Park. There was no crowd. Ii
front of the dwelling as on the nlgh
of the election and the of.t u _
quent thereto. The Goverpor a~t n
the back parlor, and -Clarkson N&
Potter Abram S. Hewitt and Other
pron.inent. and active men in the
Democratic ranks called Upeon
He was in excellent spirits and'id
fldenit that the usbphot woudtid b-
the Democratic party victorious. ,'
The night previous the Govern
was up till midnight. Theni` e wen
to bed, and "I slept like a top," said
he. His appearance iinz:igat~s that
unlike the rest of the politicians Who ;
had called to see him, his mind was
easy. "To-night" said he, "I shall
retire at twelve,' and no returns shaalr'
come between me and sle'ep," and u
he spoke these word. he smiled. .
How to Drive a Fast Here.
People talk about a steaBdy, b~raeng
pull; but, in my opinion lat ii noti
the right way to drive a trott.
There's a great difference betwe let-;
ting go of your horse's bed iitd ia·s
keeping up one lball, dedeena pull::
Iall the time. The pull shb um
eient to feel the month and give some
support and assistance, so as togi ~
the horse confidence to get up hs
stride. More than this is misehievone
To keep the mouth alive the bstmn
be shifted oecasionally. At this la
not to be done by si puil of tiiandos
the rein. A mere half turn of th
wrist, or less than half: a turn,i b7-
which' the thumb is elevated andil
little finger lowered, is suficient :.t
" shift the bit, keep the mouth semitie
I and rouse the horse. The reins are, to
be sleadily held with both hands while
this play with tqe wrist is made,, ap
it is, of course, only to be done wit
one wrist at a time. The hands shou
be well down, and the driver oughti
to'sit all of a heap, with his hesidJ
ward. Neither should he lean beek:
withi bodily weight on theea.r
'wh.ch, in that ease, are made a sbs
stay for himi He should bhe sp
t and what polling hle has to-do she
Sbe done with the mnuscolar force .of
e arms. The driver, who depends uo
- the arms, has commsand of the horse ;
He who substitutes bodily weighiul
the reins wrapped around his ba
has not half command of the
of himself either, and if the hbsb
g puller he will soon hake command or
r the driver; The reason of it i
there is no interatmlssion of the et".
tion, no let-up, either for the~ b ip
horse. Besides, in that way of drliie
it is fashionable to give, those movei
ments of the bit which isebm to refre
and stimulate the horse so mehe
e When a hore has been taught theei
Sni8cance of the movement-the u1d
o y turn of the wrist-he will ne
e fail to answer it, even though hek
, should seem to be at the top of.l
g speed. Tihelanpliet he feels this little~
move of the bit ia- the se~aitire ou
r he will colleet himself hIimself
t make another spurt; and the vauele
this way of driving is that the horseI1
. not likely to break when called upon
a while a high strtang, generous horse,
s oalled upon for a final effort, wtlh,
whip, -s aslikely to break the moaent
it falls upon him as not. I bave wo9
many a very eiose heat by praetieha
Sthis movement, and, therefore I hav'
7 no desitation in recommending it.
t is not difecult to acquire, and a ho
soon comes to know what' it: a ieai
-a -[Hiram Woodrauff la the New York/
e Sportsman.
ir * *
Id -CMTAIN Aiken, President of thie
ly Pool Line, advertises in the New O
r- leans papers, that "the La Belle wIl
st make regular trips to the "Gut"
Old River, connecting there it
light draught boats for Alexandria
et Grand Ecore, Shreveport and wqt
ad landings." -
-re -Ia 1874 Mr. Wheeler, then I3
New Orleans sitting as a Judge sai
the great Adjuster, said of the W
ly turning Board that "its action W:
ig- arbitrary, unfair and without ws1
rn, rant of law." What does he think'
ir- now of it? Let us have a fair count~
-WHo did Mat. Wells kism
ow hug the last time he was in Towd
of Give us a fair count.
ia -Kmxo ANDERSON telegraphsb i
that wS shall hao a fair Count.

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