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li obody Much Excited.
'lTe Decision being Discounted in
Advance, and the Demo
crats tHopeless.
What Is Said of Our Comments on
last Tuesday on Louis.
lana's Attitude.
'-itkin, the Ambroslal Soap Suds
Hero, and Kellogg, the
1,iar, Have 5ub
i owe's Louislana Report Will Not be
JMiade 11, Sessilon, and Tlnhu
I l'aekitrd Kille?.
[Special to N. O. D(moorat.]
WAsHINGTON, Feb. 23.--The town is
very quiet, there being no excitement
' nd but little interest manifested in the
'Oregon decision, which will be render
-ad this afternoon. A few Republicans
.are anxious, but no Democrat has any
, bope.
Your article headed " The Attitude of
Louisiana," in Tuesday's paper, ooca
alons much comment here, and is re
:garded as the most significant utterance
'. that has yet emanated from a Southern
Pitkin and Kellogg have entirely sub
aided. It is not believed they will make
.any further effort to secure the recog
nition of Packard. A prominent Re
publican Senator told me this
morning that Hayes would rather
.see two Democratic Senators from
L. uisiana who would treat his admin
i.:stration fairly than two carpet-baggers
like Kellogg, .who were pledged to
austain his every act. The methods
employed by Kellogg and Pit
: .in here have been destructive
, Packard's interest and have been
-chiefly instrumental in overthrowing
what little chance he may have had of
recognition at the outset.
The attempt of Packard to pervert
the Augur telegram, three or four weeks
-ago, settled the usurper's hash with the
Prelident, who never forgives an at
tempt to impose upon him or abuse his
The report of the Senate Committee
0on Louisiana will hardly be made before
the electoral count is finished. It may
-.n lopiade this session, but reserved
until e extra session and then drawn
upso as to conform to Hayes' Southern
policy. BUE LL.
WAsN.~oroN, Feb. 23--1:20 p. m.-The
.unexpected strength developed by HMer
lick's argument in the Oregon case
seems to grow on public mind here,
San. has 'had powerful effect on the
Tribunal. Even Edmunds is said to
halt at the job of reversing his own
, wrulings for partisan Iurposes. The
tears that haunts the Radicals on the
i lribunal is that the Supreme
'Court may get hol of the case and I
the incongruous rulings of the Tribunal
be made to destroy each other, thus
bringing its members into the conteu pt ]
nd derision of the world. There is just
-a ray of hope that only two votes may
be counted in Oregon after all.
. . BUELL.
What the National lReubllean Has to
Say of Seuthern Carpet-Baasaer3.| 1
WAS.xHIG-ox, Feb. 23.-A double lead
ed editorial in this morning's .ational
e.epublican is known to have been writ
:et after consultation with Northern
Rtepublicans and the President. In the
.arttole which is headed :
"The duty of the Republican party '"
begins thus: "We recently conceded
that all indications show a general re
turn of the former slaves of the South
to the side of their old masters in the
~iasue with strangers introduced by the
I'vents of the war, and it is equally man
lfastthat the great body of colored peo
:le who constitute the laboring class of
he South have but followed in the
beaten path of all the millions of their
Mind, who have gone before them in
deslaring their loyalty and fidelity to
those who give them employment and
Sr reciting the condition of affairs
.in the troubled States, the article pro
obeeds to say : "We know the cause of
t.his unfortunate, and, if not remedied,
fatal state of affairs.
"It is the mischievous existence of an
aiens element in some of the Southern
8tates, seeking to sustain its crumbling
fortunes by federal aid. This is the
So le cause of the estrangement between
two sections and of the present de
grable subjection of the colored peo
is it right? Is it reasonable to per
it n maintaining such unnatural re
.thlations, by any means more effective
tha.i the simple recognition of legally
' tling governments, when the effect
to widen the breach between the two
Li, tions ?
tIt is wrong in itself and madness as
~Jatter of policy. What, then, is the
y ? Leave the struggling govern
a" to depend upon their own 1
or weakness, and to stand or I
S..they may, giving them only the I
r :.. tenane.e
tsstative men of the J
of the rt th
inhabitants of those sections and pro
ducing a healthy action of political
sentiment by local division among the
This will result in a lasting reunion,
and if the Republican policy party ao
complish this high task, it will have
achieved a result scarcely inferior to
the preservation of the government.
I What was Proposed in Case the Tribu
bunal had falled to Count Oregon for
WAsHINGTON, Feb. 22.-A disagreeable
feeling prevails in politics this morn
ing. There is doubt as to the action of
Justices Strong and Bradley. The irre
concilable of the Democratic party find
they cannot secure the six Democratic
Senators necessary to read objedtions
sufficiently long to defeat a result;
thbrefore the 4th of March, and Mr.
Randall's rulings make ordinary par
liamedntary tactics of calling yeas and
nays ineffectual. There is apprehen
sion that should the Commission de
cide to count Oregon two for Hayes and
pne for Tilden, the six Senators and
some to spare can be found among the
Republicans to sign the necessary pro
tests to consume the time.
Senator John Sherman is with Hayes
at Columbus. The resignation of Sher
man, to be followed by Hayes' election
to the Senate, and his subsequent ele
vation to the Presidency, and thence to
the Chief Magistracy, were discussed
here, if not at Columbus, by Hayes and
Sherman. It is determined, beyond a
doubt, to hamper the army appropria
tion bill with provisions that can only
be removed by the recognition of Hamp
ton and Nicholls. The day is big with
events, but affairs have so shaped them
selves that the best interests of the
South cannot be seriously' affected.
Removal of Political Disabilities.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-The Senate
passed bills to remove the political dis
abilities of Henry B. Kelly of Louis
lana; C. Ap. R. Jones, of Alabama; S.
B. Moore, of West Florida; Carrington
and Sam. D. Turner, of Virginia; R. C.
Gatlin, of Arkansas; Wm. Butler and
Wade H. Gibbs, of South Carolina;
Wm. R. Jones and B. S. Kinney, of
P. J. Kennedy Testifies Concerning
Packard's Rump.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-P. J. Kennedy
is under cross-examination before the
Privileges and Powers Committee.
Acted with the Packard Legislature
and then went over to the Nicholls
Legislature. He did not solicit from
Packard, Kellogg, or any one else, sup
port for the United States Senate; of
fered money to none. May have said
to some ef the Packard legislators that
they would get mileage from Nicholls,
because Nicholls had money and Pack
ard had none.
Judge Ray, of Louisiana, is on the
In the House, appropriations.
Not a scintillation has showed itself
through the crevices of the closed doors
of the Commission. The anxiety is in
Proposed Reduction to 17,000 Men.
WAsHINGToN. Feb. 23.-An informal
meeting at Speaker Randall's house
agreed that the army should consist of
17,000 men, with a proviso that troops
should not be used in support of either
party to the dual governments of
Louisiana or South Carolina.
"o 0 Be
The Nicholls Government Will Not Be
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.-The best opin- I
ion is that Bradley will vote with Mor
Pon and Garfield. All propositions of
opposition to the C'u.,mission are aban
The best opinion, however, also is I
that whatever may happen in national
affairs, Hampton, in South Carolina, and
Nicholls, in Louisiana, will not be dis- .
turbed. d
NEW YonRK, Feb. 23.-Nourse & Brooks, A
cotton commission merchants, failed.
Liabilities upwards of $100,000. They
dealt principally in spot cotton. AK
member of the firm said the failure f
would probably be only temporary,
and arrangements were in progress for
a satisfactory settlement with the cred
itors. 6'
A Glance at Congress After the Louts.
lana Sestslon.
[Special to the Cincinnati Enquirer.]
WASHINOToN, Feb. 20.-The day in the
two houses has been one of episodes
rather than of great things. The stolen
vote of Louisiana has been scored for
Rutherford, the usurper, in accordance
with the provisions of the double-back
action Electoral bill, w hich has so un
expectedly kicked the brains, pluck and 4
present prospects out of the Democratic 1
party. The House went through the
farce of rejecting the vote, of course,
and then invited Mr. Ferry to come 7
over and instruct the tellers to score it l
down for Hayes. The one man of the f
Senate carried out the infamous flat of
the one man of the Commission with
great unction, and the clerical work of
the tellers was performed with neatness
and dispatch. Morton gave an extra
leer at Garfield, that worthy returned a
radiant look, and the lesser worthies
smiled complacently and smoothed their
frocks, while the Democrats sucked
their figurative thumbs and tried to
make the best of it. The scenic erects
were about the same as heretofore.
Gen. Dan Sickles limped in on his two
crutches, and took a front seat. Be
side him Stanley Matthews sat, count- 8
ing his unhatched chickens, and doubt- '1
less hatched out the Attorney Gent ral
ship at the very least. Gen. Sherman,
tall, lank and grim af always, sat on
Dan's other side, and doubtless con- I
gratulated himself that, high or low,
his sinecure was safe. Gov. McCor
mick, Wm. S. Groesbeck, Treasurer
Wyman and Parson Newman made up a
another distinguished quartet. Mrs. n
Secretary Fish lent her eminently re- b
spectable countenance to the galleries, h
and the fashionables, as usual, taking p
their cue from her, iere out in force, I
for the Radical Queens prize this dear- a
Iuht Virtory quite as dearly as the t
B Great Excitement Among Sonthern Con.
gressmen' Ov r an Editorial is
Hayes' Paper Calling for
V'ackard's Recogni
Upon Invesilgation it is Shown That the
Editorial was Smuggled into
the Paptr.
[Special to New Orleans Democrat.j
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-Much excite.
ment has been created here to-day,
especially among the members of the
Southern delegations, by the arrival
here of a copy of the Ohio State Jour
nal, Hayes' home organ, with a leading
editorial, declaring that it was the
duty of the present administration to
recogniz3 Packard at once as Governor
of Louisiana. A copy of this paper was
sent to Representative Vance, accompa
nied by a letter, stating that the edito
rial was written after conference with
Hayes, at which Senator Sherman
was present, and that Foster was
unauthorized to make the promises
he had made for Hayes in his recent
speech in the House. The editorial
and letter were circulated around, and
greatly excited Southern men and mem
bers of Congress. Some of these imme
diately waited on Stanley Matthows to
know what it meant. After telegraph
ing to find out, Matthews displayed a
telegram from the business manager of
the State Journal to the effect that
Canby, the editor of that paper, was
very sick, and that the editorial had
been smuggled in by a sub.
It is Counted f,,r Hayes by the Usual 8 by
7 Vote.
The Democr ts Will Probably Not Filibus
ter to Prevent Hays s' Inauguration.
[Spvcial to the N. O. Democrat ]
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-The decision
in the Oregon case was, by the usual
eight to seven vote, for Hayes, on
grounds set forth in last night's din
patches. No new points were given.
The Democratic caucus adjourned un
til to-morrow night. They are not like t
ly to get the full party strength up to
filibustering point. It will take near- t
ly all of next week to finish the count, c
even without any extreme dilatory tac- t
tics. B UELL.
Old Joe lUradley's Conscienc, islainrbed.
A Midnight Sollioquy-Mis. Bradley a
Ala- med.
[Special to the N. 0. Demoorat.l
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.-A friend call
ing at a late hour last night on Joseph
P. Bradley, Associate Injustice of the
High Joint Commission, was startled
on entering the hall at hearing the
hoarse tones as of one in agony issu
ing from the New Jersey railroad
wrecker's chamber. Burstingopen the
door he was confronted by a sight
which froze the marrow in his bones.
Attired in a long night gown, which
trailed like the garments of a ghost be
hind him, Bradley was stalking the
floor, holding in his hand a lighted
tallow candle, less ghastly than his 1
ghastly face, from which great drops of
sweat oozed, while turning ever and anon
to Mrs. Bradley, who lay quaking like
some frightened thing distempered by
the nightmare, in tones as sepulchral
as the moan of night winds through
some ruined charnel house, he gave
voice to the well remembered lines of a
" For g -this I am a villain;
Yes, a most noteious villain.
To see the sufferinags of my fellow-creatures,
And own myself!t man; to see our Senators e
Cheat the deluded people with a show r
Of liberty, hich yet they ne'er must taste of; 4
They say, .y them our hands are free from A
Yet whom they please they lay In basest bonds;
Bring whom they please to infamy and sorrow; a
Drive us, like wrecks, down the rough tide of
power. n
Whilst no hold's left to save as from destruc- 6'
tion; ;
All that bear this are villains, and I one. a;
Not to rouse up at the great call of nature A
And check the growth of these domestic spoilers
That make us slaves, and tell us 'tis our charter.
We've neither safety, unity, nor peace.
For the foundation's lost of co , mon good; M
Justice is lame. as well as blind, amongst us. hi
The laws (corrupted to their ends who make
Serve but for instruments of some new tyranny
That every day starts up to enslave us deeper." R
A. LG. N
--- uJ
O'UMahoney's Burial - Cardinal Cullen
Refuses to Allow the Remains
Burial in the Cathedral.
LONDON, Feb. 28.-Cardinal Cullen in
? a letter to the O'Mahoney funeral com
mittee says: I am unaware that O'Ma
honey contributed any signal service for
his country, but I beheve that he rather
provoked hostile legislation against us.
I have been unable to learn that he was
Ia great benefactdr of the church; on
the bontr.┬║ry, he is said to have written
,im a s.rit hOstile to it. He was the head
movements even after Fenianism had
been condemned b the church. If I
were to allow his remains to lie in the
cathedral, I should seem to approve
his religious and public conduct, and
his private relation to Ireland, a re
sponsibility which I am not at all in
clined to assume.
A dispatch from Dublin to the Press
Association says: It is believed that in
consequence of Cardinal Cullen's con
demnation of the proposed demonstra
tion on the cocasion of the funeral of
John O'Mahoney, the committee of
Glassneven Cemetery will not allow the
remains to be buried there.
The Funeral Ceremonies.
SQUEENSTOWN, Feb. 23.-On the arrival
here this morning of the steamship Da
kotah, from New York, the local com
t mittee appointed for the purpose pro
ceeded out in a tender and received the
remains of John O'Mahoney, and pre
sented an address to the American
deputation accompanying them.
S'he coffin was conveyed to the
Cathedral where mass for the dead was
celebrated at 8 o'clock. Owing to tho
early hour of landing there was no de
The Peace Negotiations Between Turkey.
servla and Montenegro.
CONSTANTINOI'LE, Feb. 22.- The Ser
vian delegates have held a second con
ference with Safoet Pasha. An under
btanding has been almost completely
established, The next conferdnee will
be held Saturday. It is thought that a
formal prolongation of the armistice
will not be necessary to allow time for
peace negotiations with Montenegro
and that the military commanders on
both sides will be ordered by mutual
arrangement to remain on the defensive.
The Turkish Ambassador.
LONDON, Feb. 23.-Reuter's telegram
front Paris announces the arrival there
of Vahan Effendi, intrusted with a spe
cial mission to European courts. Ru
mors have been ineirculation that the
mission of Vaban Effendi is to urge the
resumption of full diplomatic relations
with the Porte.
Torpedoes Planted Along Its Coast.
sian consulate here warns shipping that
torpedoes are being placed on the
Black Sea coast, between r ookgoom
Kate and Fort St. Nicholas. Guard
ships are stationed at Porte and Sook
goom-Kate roadsteads to indicate the
course; Balakavia must not be entered
before communicating. 1
HAMnUnIG, Feb. 23.-A telegram re
ceived here from St. Thomas says the
steamer Franconia, reported wrecked at
Cape San Bias, got off and is safe at
DBlscssion of the Eastern Question.
LONDON, Feb. 23.-In the House of
Commons there was a short discussion,
in the course of which the Marquis of
Hartington said if the continuation of
the diseussion or debate on the treaty
obligations would in'any way embarrass
the Government, the Opposition had
not the slightest desire to add to the
difficulties of the situation, and they did
not propose to bring forward a definite
The English Ritnalists.
LONDON, Feb. 23.-The statement is
published here that a league has been
formed by Ritualists for the purpose of
agitating in favor of disestablishment
or the English Church.
LONDON, Feb. 22.- John Oxenford,
dramatist and critic, is dead.
PARIs, Febt 23.-It is stated that Ade
lina Patti has applied for a judicial
separation from the Marquis de Caux.
Mloney, bSocks, Etc.
SNEw YORK, Feb. 23.-Gold opened at 104'.
Noon.-t.utcke moderately active. Money ea.y,
3. Gold 104%. Exchange-long 483;, short 485.
.tate bon.s ateadv. Governments weaker.
PARis, Ftb. 28, 2 p. m.-ILntes 108.12%.
4 p. m.-Rentes 108.19.
LoNDON, Feb 23, Noon.-Consols 96 1-16.
3:80 p. m.-Consols 93 3.16.
.Lnrn. m TI~rin
Domestic Markets.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23, noon.--Cotton dull. Mid.
I dling Uplands 12 1-16c, Orleans 12 11-16c;
-ales 256 bales. Futures weaker; March 12 7 16@
12%c; Aprl 12 11-16@12 23 3:c, May 12%@12
15-d6c; June 13%c; July 13%@13 3-16c.
Flour quiet and declnhmig. Wheat quiet
and heavy. Corn quiet, firm. Pork firm, $16.
Lard firm, steam 10 30@1,x.35. bpirite turpen
tine quet, @41@414. Roesin dull at $2 10 for
strained. Freights neavy.
Foreign Markets.
LIvERPOOL, Feb. 23 Noon.-Ootton dull and
unchanged; Middling Uplands 6 9-16d; Middling
Orleans 6%d. Sales 8000 bales; for speculation
and export 100 ; receipts 9000; American 2300.
Futures weaker, with sellers at last night's
prices; Uplands, low middling clause, March and
Aprii delivery, 6 17-32d; April and May, 6 21.32@
6/Q; June and July, 6 25-82d.
Shipped February and March, by sail, 6 21-82d;
February delivery 6/,d4; shipped January and
February, by sail, .9-i6d; March and April
6 25-82d.
Sales of the week 42.00 ; speculation 10,000;
export 5900; stock ,49,000; American 165,000;
receipts 52,080; American 88,000; actual exporis
4000; afloat 477,000; American 395,000. Sales of
American 26200.
1 p. m.--tplands, low middling clause, March
and Apr il divery, 6 21.32d; May 6 11-16d.
2 p. m.-Uplands, low middling clause, March
and April delniery, 6 17-32d.
Breadstuffs dull, except corn, which is firmer;
new mixed Western corn 24s 9d@25. 3d, old 25e
6d(25@ 9J; American lard 594 6d.
LAvirPoor Feb. 23, 2:30 p. m.-Cotton
Uplands, Low Middling clause, chipped Febru
ary and March, by sail, 6s/d; do. July and
August delivery, 6 13 16d.
bales American 5900.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 23, 3:30 p. m.-Cotton-Up
lands, Low Middling clause, April and May de
livery, 6 19-32d; June and July, 6/d.
LIVERPOOL, Feb. 23, 4:30 p. m.-lUplands, Low
Middling c ause, March and April aelrverv, 6%/,d;
Mlay and June, 6 2t-32d; June and July, 6 23-32d
Marine News.
PHILADELPHIA, F.b. 23.-Arrived: Ohio.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23.-Arrived out: Canada,
Rht in, (ity of L'merzck. Homeward: Celtic for
New York, Mania for Pensacola, Germont ftr
jsrien. Ga
QUcENSTowa , Feb. 23.-The steamer Dakota,
from New York, arrived here at 4 o'clock this
morning, bringing the remains of John O'Ma
The President-Makers.
[m. Y. World.)
This is the sort of people who make
Presidents in the year of disgrace 1877:
J. Macison Wells, Zach Chandler.
Kenner, BEmeeiler. W. E. do.
8. Cameron & Son, jobbers. W. P. Kellogg.
Mareus Stearna. O. P. Morton.
D. Ia. Ohambersin. Eli~s Pinkaton.
And this is the sort of President they
DU4 :. .
e -
e Mr. Foster Foreshadows the Southern
d Policy of Mr. Hayes.
[Spectal to COuner.Journal.]
WASi INOTOx, Feb. 20.-- Mr. Foster
made a brief speech to-day from manu
script, which is regarded by some as
a foreshadowing Hayes' present pur
poses. He said that Gov. Hayes was a
citizen of his district, and, though he
f did not profess to speak by authority,
he predicted that Hayes' Southern
e policy would be entirely different from
what had been heretofore pursued, and
such as would be entirely satisfactory to
.l the Southern people. Whether these
declarations are made to expedite the
- electoral count, or are to be followed up
in executive acts, remains to be seen.
A Saloonist Attacked by Them Kills
Two and Escapes.
[9pooial to Cincinnati Commercial.]
BALTIMORE, Feb. 20. -- Allen Price,
who keeps a liquor saloon in a log
cabin ten miles from this city, was at
tacked last night by a band of thirty
Molly Maguires, or strikers, employed
on the permanent water supply, Their
object was to rob him of five hundred
dollars which he had in his possession.
His house Is a mile from any other
residence. He repulsed their first at
tack by barricading his store and using
his revolver. Four men were shot, two
fatally. Upon the second attack they
succeeded in breaking in the door. He
made his escape by the back window,
and fled to the woods. He has not been
seen since.
A deputy sheriff and constable, who
arrived on the spot this morning, were
powerless to make any arrests. A large
body of intoxicated men are said to be
scouring the country searching for
Price, with the intention of avenging
their comrades' death.
Enthusiasm of the South Carolina Tax
payers to Pay Up.
[News and Courier.]
Mr. Lesesne, the special deputy who
went into the rural precincts recently
to colleet their quota of thd ten per cqnt
tax called for by Gov. Hampton, re
turned yesterday prior to a trip in an
other direction. Mr. Lesesne reports
that everywhere he went he was re
ceived with the utmost hospitality and
that the enthusiasm of the people for
I the Hampton cause is without bounds.
Wherever the special deputy went he
met with, hearty responses, and es
peelcially from the masses of the people.
Many people who pay nothing beyond i
poll tax readily came forward and testi
fied their adhesion to the cause by pay
ing up.
Shot by Her Daughter.
[Auguesa Constitu'ionalist.]
One of the most painfully heartrend
ing accidents occurred Friday night,
near Aiken, South Carolina, which we
have been called upon to chronic'e for
a long time. Mrs. T. W. Cowart, wife
of a good citizen of Aiken county, was
in her room standing before a bureau
glass, dressing her hair before leaving
for a party, when her little daughter,
who was standing near her, pulled a
pistol from the drawer and began hand
ling it, when it was accidentally dis
charged, the ball entering near the top
of the hip-bone of the mother, inflict
ing a supposed mortal wound.
A Number of interesting Trials to be
Commeneed Next Week.
[Special to Cincinnati Commercial ]
PEKIN, Ill., Feb. 20.--Imminent dan
ger threatens the Pekin whisky ring,
whose operations, in defrauding the
government, bribing officials and gen
eral corruption, have made the district
notorious since 1863, and of which H. P.
Westerman, of Pekin, has been, and is,
chief operator. Some time ago the
leading men of Springfield and Pekin
including George Harlow, Secretary of
State; Tom Ridgeway, State Treasurer,
and others, sent a letter to the govern
ment officials at Washington by Jim
Robinson, ex-Congressman, asking for
a compromise of the cases, which was I
refused. Westerman has procured many
indictments against minor distillers of 4
Pekin, always getting himself included
in the indictment, so as to be able to
make others pay for his litigatioh.
The total amount due the government
by distillers, rectifiers and defaulters'in
Pekin, and district officials, is $700,000,
exclusive of the last batch of indict
ments. Westerman had one Ackerman,
distiller, indicted, and Ackerman fled to
Canada, just where Westerman wanted
him to stay, so he could not testify
against him, but Ackerman turned up
here to-day penniless and discouraged,
and he strikes dread into the hearts o L
the whisky thieves in Pekin and Spring- a
field. The government, having refused
a compromise, or anything that would t
ameliorate Westerman's case, will begin I
the prosecution of criminal cases on the t
26th at 8pringfield, when long delayed 1
justice will probably overtake the most o
notorious ring in the United States.
The Reason of Conkildit's Silence on the
Louistana Decision.
[Special to Chiosgo Ti;ms.]
WASHINOTON. Feb. 20.-Though Hayes
is as good as declared elected, the suc
cessful conspirators are not altogether
easy in mind. The defection of Conk
ling came very near creating a schism
in the Senate and bid fair to break the
ranks in the House. Conkling's revolt
was denied, and his absence from the
Senate when the Louisiana case came
up attributed to illness, but it is proven
from the Senator's own lips that his
absence from his seat was a compro
mise, not a surrender. He has held
from the first, and holds still, that the
Louisiana vote was fairly cast for Tilden
and should be so counted. It was
because he believed this that he ad
.vocated the Electoral Commission.
When the perjured judges announced
the vote giving the fraudulent electors
to Hayes, he at once attempted to
rescue his party Trom such a fatal posi
tion, and prepared a speech against
abiding by the decision of the Tribunal.
This, coming to the ears of Chandler ]
and the managers, drew upon him an
influential delegation not only of the
Senate and the'Houee, but a vast num
ber of 'statesmen " who are here pre
paring for a new division of the spoils
ander the Bayes reme of aud, He
was at -
rnwJse me.~.
.wbl4R Fm
mission, was fully brought up as a rival
in his State and the possible dispenser
of patronage. This seems to have un
a nerved him. He hates Fenton with un
restrained fury, and sooner.than tolerate
a division of patronage with him, he
r consented to make no bolt, but persisted
in not setting his hand to the dishonor
s ing Louisiana verdict. Had Conkling
stood to his colors, he would have ear
Sried Booth, Christiancy, and Robert
o son, of South Carolina, and possibly
more, enough to reject the decision of
the Commission in the Senate as well
as in the House.
It Is fot so Bad as It Was Thoughs to
[St. Louis RIepubllican j
The destruction by lire of a portion
of the eastern approach to the great
bridge is likely to cause some trouble
and possibly a degree of loss to busi
ness men, but it is a matter of satisfac
tion that the case is no worse. The in
jury to the bridge is fortunately of a
character ,which can soon be repaired
and, quite as fortunately, the means
are still at hand, in the adaptabilities
of the ferry line, to accommodate the
great trafflo of the city. Inquiries just
made give assurance that the stoppage
of the trains on the Illinois side of the
river will not be of very long continu
ance, and that in the Interval the facillt
ties afforded shippers and travelers be
fore the erection of the bridge will be
available to all. Meantime a lesson has
been learned from the disaster which
is likely to be of benefit. The bridge
approaches, it may be assumed, will be
so constructed that in future a flee will
be less destructive, and, furthermore
such means of suppressing a fire will
be at hand that any such results as fol
lowed Monday night's conflagration
will be practically impossible. In the
meantime we shall have a ne A evidence
of the value of the great bridge in the
annoyance occasioned by a brief depri
val of its benefits.
Columbus as a Political Mecca forle R
publican PJ11grins.
[Special to Oincinnati Enquirer.]
COLUMBUS, Feb. 20. - General Tora
Browne, of Indiana, came to the oi
last night, and has been closeted witl
Hayes all morning. The object of his
visit is to urge the appointment of Gen.
Ben Harrison the lately defeated Be-"
publican candidate for Governor of In
diana, as Attorney General in his
(Hayes') Cabinet. He says that Indi
ana has got to be recognized, and tbat
Harrison has better claims than any
body else. Mr. Browne, it will be' re
membered, is not a particular friend of
Morton, and he and Gen. Harrison art
the recognized heads of the anti-Morton
movement that was so much talked of
just before the Cincinnati Convention.
Mr. Hayes took the thing under advise
Per contra, Colonel Bill Holloway,
postmaster the brother-in-law and vis
ible embodiment of Mortonism in the
State of Indiana, arrived on the same
train which brought General Browne,
and, though they didn't come in com
pany, they both stopped at the Neil
House, and presumAbly slept under the
same roof. Colonel Holloway was tra
veling incognito, and didn't inscribe his
name on the hotel register, prefer.
ring that his presence should
not be made known to the .'
general public, lest they should
get up a demonstration in honor of his
arrival. This morning he was over I
Hayes' office bright and early. He batI
heard that Browne was coming, and hag
chief object was to get in his wor..
ahead or that venerable party. It I.
said that he made formal demand that'.
Morton should be recognized by Hayes
in the creation of his Cabinet by giving
him the War Department portfolio.
is doubtful, however, whether he got
much encouragement in this, as he left
for Washington on the noon train in a
not very enviable frame of mind.
Gen. N. M. Harris, of St. Louis chair
man of the Republican State Ctentral
Committee of Missouri, is among the
distiniguished politicians drawn hither
by the presence of Hayes. He came in
the interest of somebody, who, it is neot.
certainly known. One thing is sure,
though, and that is it isn't Carl Sohura
to whom he is unalterably opposed. He..
called to see Gov. Hayes this afternoon*ce,
and was well received, when he laid his;
claims before him. One o2 the on d44t,
connected with his arrival is that he,
came to demand an appointment for
Deacon William McKee, ot St. Loule,
as a vindication, or an emollient rather,
for what the Deacon suiffered at the :
hands of Grant's administration.
Gen. R. P. Buckland, of Fremont,
Hayes' neighbor and personal adviser
.when he is at home, has been here for
several days, a frequent and a weloome
visitor at the Governor's officoe and at.
the Gubernatorial Mansion. He and
Hayes have been lifetime friends, and
the story goes that he will be made P~"b'
vate Secretary to the new Presideet..
when he shall become insltalled a,
Judge West of Bellefontaine, "OI. W
Eternity," is also here to call on 1.y..
and advise with him upon his insa g.u.
address. "Old Eternity" wants the a
utterable venom that he cherishes t'
the Democratic party to be expressed Ia
Hayes' first state paper, and if this In
done, agrees to die content.
Dark and Dangerous Conspirators.
[Cor. Cincinnati Enquirer.]
Apropos of the assassination business;
it may be stated that certain solema
wags have addressed anonymous let
ters to the authorities here warning
them that Watterson, Donn Platt
Washington McLean, Frank Hurd and
other Democratic leaders had formed a
conspiracy and hired several noted des
peradoes-Charley Sargent, Ike Hill,
Allen Myers, Si Hemingway and others
-to assassinate Hayes, Wheeler Zach
Chandler, Taft and others. 6rand
mother Taft is said to take it all in so4
emn earnest, and wakes up in the nigit
with cold sweats.
LANCESTER, Feb. 23.-The funeral t'
Rev. Bernard Keenai, aged ninety-eight
years the oldest CAtholic priest in the
world and fity-four years pastor of St.
Mary s Church, of this city, took gaos
yout. euarM in t-o

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