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scatrttrats are AualI Unite.l and
Nlew Elecllon Dill W;Il be Sup
#rt4byJ Thorn as a Compronirue
tr Prop'sil ''lhat tib Ilouse
Reflse to Ueeognis' Ilayes'
SAetorl'y If Iteelared
Lh ct' d.
Otpsptal to Ihe TL 0. Drnoe rLt.1
hIOTo3t, 'eb. 2t.-The caoncus to
Was a tnllder nffair than the
of the day in the House had
reason to anutleipto. There wns
$uOh debate, and the general ques
ot dilatory tacticu was not brought
e, of New York, presented the
a$laous rerqtiest of the delegation
g4bt 3c.tet, that the caucus sup
tield'a two hills: one providing
S.ow l octlont a1l for the P'resi.
ad interim, and the other author
~lt teawrrtnto proceedings in the
te Court, In case the Bonate
reject the 1V ew Llection bill and
lrayes elected.
teaw eleeUti. bil, was received by
SUtte oue as a substitute for a measure
jMBlakburn intended to present,
was, that the louse declare, by
on, that the Electoral Commis
;lad violated the spirit of the
eUt under which the electoral
S.Sl passed; and that, therefore,
is was not bound to abide its
'burn's measures further con
that thi House should de
to join the Senate in proclaiming
1'realdcnt; refrain from taking
rt in his inauguration, and form
ftOuse to recognize his authority.
policy struck the capitalists of
y as savoring too much of rero
ead Fierld's policy was accepted
s belleve:d the action of the caucus
command the support of the entire
, except lfaucock and one or two
who arc considered as having
ly gone over to the Radicals.
pollcy was adopted praotically by
tion, and nealy one hundred
Swere in caucus, ]JiUrLT.
Dilatory t artics to be rPursued.
W'ill B1e FrevtYe!ied from Cm ning In.
from r'ennaylvanl', Rhode Island,
Bs° tbh Carolixa. Virgih t and Wis.
t-onsin to be Objestcd To.
1 pa~i1l ýo N. O. Democrat.l
xTOrr, Februlary 21.--Monday's
me, to be followed by the
Shas been arranged. It is
t that the house will meet at 10
debate on the ineligible Penn
elector will run to noon, and it
at least olue o'clock before the
sorwention can meet. After Penn
a is counted, RIhode Island will
next btate called. An elector
ebjected to from that State also,
gill prolong the hour to four
when the two Houses again
It is thought it will be so late on
before South Carolina is reach
.the Tribunal will be unable to
the dispute on this State until
Sand cannot reach a ooncusion
elulon'on it before Thursday.
oyuth Carolina there will yet
to be counted Tennessee, Texas,
t, Virginia, West Virginia and
. In the latter State there is
' elector who is ineligible, and
will be objected to. There is also
ineligible Democratic elector
it. It is linted that for the
at delay some Democrats will pro
a object to this vote.
the easiest of matters to prevent
-coming in if the Democrats
*p their minds to -keep him out.
p ublicans tflly appreciate the
that "Delays are dangerous."
-- p
uenee of which a Motion was
fiade ,.id Ost.
. or the Oregon Ihels!on to Take
a It, cess.
Lhcial to Now Orleans Democrat.]
rox, Feb. 23.-There seems
sente misunderstanding among
rats in the House as to the
of delay. This morning a
wr. made to take a recess till
`lst Speaker Bandall refused
itc, on thegr end that 1tk
sinseIt wtt the proM
oleion, whiho was carried byf a ote of
147 to 87.
The two Houses will dissolve the
joint session after the objections are
made to Oregon, and then the Howse
will take a recess till Monday; this will
be in accordance with the electoral bill.
The trouble was that those who voted
for Immediate recess, without receiving
the Oregon decision, were too fast.
Speaker Randall does not mean to be
caught violating the law, though he is
in favor of all the delay possible under
the law. He summarily squelched the
attempt to adjourn in vilolatloS of the
electoral bill. BuLL.
Arttr All, Dilatory 'Inc iel Will Proba.
b'y FIil.
But Lo, ilatina is Saf..
teprcld to N. O. Democrat ]
WAIIItNuTOr, FtŽb. 21.--It seems that
the eaticus 1>rograrnmmn has beon disre
garded. One more effort will be made
to take a recess until Monday, after
two hours' speech-rnaking is exhausted.
It is not known whether on this final
test the recalcitrant Demoorate will
come to the scratch. If they do not,
dllatory totices will be finally aban
Everything Is in turmoil in the House,
and a bitter feeling among Democrats
prevails. Reconsideration is the order
of the day, and unity seems well-nigh
Impossible. The people of Louisiana,
however, can afford to look on quietly.
Their interests are safe In any event.
-.-... -.,*.---.-.
Tlie Ileenme Will Insist en Its Reduction.
The Renular Army to be Iteduced to
17,500 Men.
[Rpecial to to the N. O. DemLoerat.
WVAtsuITOr, De. 24. -- The House
military appropriation bill outs the
rank and file of the regular army down
to 17,000 men. This will be raised by
the Senate to 25,000, and the House will
then make an ultimnatum of 20,000 men,
which the Senate will have to accept or
the bill.will fail altogether,
iProvilhing for Lights and Miguan to I're
tent Cdllisiofn.
[t·peclal to the N. O. Domeorat.J
WAsulraooro, Feb. 24, 12:35 p. m.
Circulars relative to steering and to
lights, torches and signals to be pro
vided, used and observed on vessels,
to Irevent collisions on wator,
have just been issued by the
Treasury Department for distribution
among masters of vessels. Non-comrn.
pliance witht these rules will subject
vessels to a penalty of two hundred
dollars, and the vessel may be seized
and proceeded against. 'IIBuLL.
Pallare of Dilatory Measures.
WAsulioroN, Feb. 24 -I. the llouse, Mr.
Mio.ahon oflered a resecl lon to meet the tena e
ast 1 o'cauck.
Mr. Wilson offered a substitute to meet the
nenate immediately. Adopted--145 to 85.
Then Mr. Vance move.t a reo~.e to Monday.
Rlated out of irder.
A motion was made to reoonilder Mr. Wilson's
motion and lay on the table. The yeas and nays
were taken on this, the :bleat being to filihbuster
past 12 o'olook, when FrtPafs legislat.ve day
euds, when a motion for a recebe may be enter
At 11:55 o'clock ilatory motions having failed,
the denate entered the tiouse.
In the Hono the motion of Mr. OJiymer, that
the iouse take a recess to 10 o'oloou Monday,
was defeated-yeas 107, nays 182. This was by a
standing vote.
The gecond joint session to progress with the
count to bouth Usroltuna will take place possibly
Mr. Lane, of Oregon, moved a recess to half
past 9 on Monda', and IRadall ruled the me
+inn out of orde, and dbiste was opened by Mr.
Lawrenoe, of Ohio, in tauvr of sustaining the
decision of the Uommiseton.
This is decisive against filibusteribg, and is re
garded as practically settling that the count is
to go on and the fraud of counting Hayes in bI
Debate on the Oregon Vote.
Upon return of the Senate to its chamber, at
12:10, Mr. iargent, of ctalifornia. eubmntted a
resolution that the decision of the ecmmittte
upon the electoral vote of the State of Oregon
stand as the judgment of the Senate, objection
made thereto o the contrary notwithstanding.
Debate was opened by Mr. Kelly, of Oregon,
who denied that Watts was eligible as a Presi
dential elector.
Its Article Favoring Packard not In
spired by Hayes.
An article in the O?'io State Journal (Hayes'
organ) savored the recogtuton of Pacrnrd and
was very bitter against the South. It created
great excitement and was much oo.mentad .a
here to-day. Lieut. Goe. Yunng, of Ohio, tele
graphe to night that Hayes never inspired and
never saw tue uarcle until so-night, and that
Gen. Comfy, the edi:or, was absent, siek.
Mr. Julian Counsel for the Democrats.
WAsamnoroN, Feb. 24-.Mr. Julian, of Indiana,
lahete to aigue tte i3uth Uaroius case on b.
half of the Demoorats.
Tae Vermont Elect.rs.
WAstsen Toa, Feb. 21.-It sems to have been
forgotten hast itre ste two returas from Ver
t.. The ibest emooratic candidate of
The tam smeeg D a g~~Yll~~ouhr
A Mad History of the Campaign and of
the Count.
Hayes Realizes the Desperate 6i1tuation
In Which he is Plaactd.
Something About His Probable BMoi hrn
tSpeelal Correspondeneoo N. O. Democrat.]
WadnrrtaoTo, iFebruary 21, 1177.
At this writing it is safe to conclude that the
folly of the Democracy, joained to the raseality of
the National Iteturning hloard, have dono their
work, and that the result will be the inauguration
of Mr. Hlayes on the bth of March. No other possi
bility is entertained here, aod the Dm.!rucrats
have already resolved to make the
whirlh all now cnrdo to ho the proper deflni
tl'n of the oompronri o which p o codeitho lee.
toral bill. This c, mprortuto ray nit have been
in Itself a had barglain, but it lnl hborn madrA, so
by circumstances byonld tIo c nlrlr of tlaoe
who euteroed into it in oid fail t, I 14 no' my
purpose to dircues, at length, the Ipeltiy of Rlml
who, litra Eldmundi s tied liear, nab'inalnel tih R a
sent of Dmm )cautes to the 'T'ri'r- al m nah me by
plodges of fair deolirti, al thou, ar cootn an the
till was a law l.,de l. crmpromuls irrn.
vocable, iroc eleded to p-rnett its provi ions to
the most usawortlby ondsl of parlttinshaip. I
merely maike paawing r·crld of the fIAt and
hlave tho Llice of pl p'r di:cuastot to li-ntory,
at the hands of which th:ae tmen may coOlid1,-tly
sount upon amptle jlsatlic, tampered, probablyi
with very little mercy and not much of pity.
It Is the provinee of the correprondtldn to re
coad raots, and, whether the fatrct are pllasing to
him cr not, he meust purvey them with eqnutl
fldetity. The patriotle correspondent oTf an
h nest neweipaper has found nut few
pleasing facts to reoordt in the last eight
years; but dreary as bas been the dotert or dIu
pravity prtsentead to his view, the whole range of
what s entrrett'y called Oranli rum preents, or
has presenteod, no fact so distast ful as that which
most now be stated in the wotd : "Hlayst, thb
dcfeated casndldato,
HlAS DNib .I5UitinT) Inc.'"
It behooves ur, thartcfre, to .urvey tie ap
parent conseuuenoea (f this consuanmmatio. Mr.
Bayes will be Induacld in o ofilce in alont two
weeks from this writing, and, if iho lives
and Is not impeached, wdit bI, to a:l intenta and
purposes, I'restldent of the United latet for four
years. uo much f.r the finality of the carp,,ign
that began last Juno. The case may be aummn d
up about as follows:
with Credit Mubititr, and tbo destrict rirg, a- d
Jayne and il~abozu, and the whisky ring, rend
D.lkaap, and a honuantd other le.c r ring a tI
lesser thieves weighing it down, wont to ( inclrn
nail and nominated for I'rsideº th on'y mtn it
could find availabil who had ntever di, o an) tlring
for which he could l.h untunonitely indlutod.
'Ihbrn the Iii publocan party was defea·ted by a
po; ulrr meajor ty of ova r thrco thund ndln tho:ran.rul
in the tat.l vote, rtd tf ove'vr e'vcn hunrercd
thousand in tl:e w\hi' yot , f the ccnu:etr; was
bLaten by a clear naejorty of thir;y..enmn in the
leoctoral colt go. 'Ihon tho Il, utnIeanr turned
upon ill own defeat, wrasled three 9lttaca and
nineteen nlectoral votes froa, the
VtIaY TISTTI Y r Tilt; vIt:rora;
won by fraud what it dared not sea;. by frce ;
debauched for all time the rame of our 8npromo
Court ; made a jest al.d a laughing etock of the
ballot-box ; aexlt .d t.coonlfrlt fraud Into resp a't
ability; hurled hoae;t endneavor into drlrcpu'te,
and by a vote of
in a packed or purchased tribunsi, coa tedc in a
defeated candidate by an electoral majori'y of one
in a college of 803ti v ee
And now the question revolves in some of the
best minds here--I- there any use trying to over.
come such a party by fair means? It is not for
me to attempt an answer to such a question. I
hope your readers will euavey my suceir ct pre
sentation of the case and answer the question I
have suggested accoording to their own faith in
human nature and their own confidenee in
I learn from sources whose authority cannot be
questioned that Mr. Hayes fully realizes the diffi
eulties of his position. I am informed that when he
received Morton's exultant telegram announo rg
that the tribunal had refused to hear evidence ia
the Louisiana case, and would arbitrarily count
the vote of that 8tate for him, he expressed no
satisfaction, but shook his head and remarked
that it would have pleased him better had the
knot been untied instead of being out. And I
have been permitted to read certain recent con
$dential eommunications from his hand, which
leave no doubt as to his realization of the desper
ate situation in which the action of his party has
placed him. It fact, I foel at liberty to give a
brief resume of the vow which Mr. Hayes' near.
eat friends say he takes of the situation: He has
all the time believed that he was entitled to the
electoral votes of Louisiana, Florida and Bouth
Carolina, and he has also believed that but for
what he calls fraud in New York and intimidation
in Miesissippi he would have carried those elates
too. He has been fair enough to admit that per"
haps there was as much
in his favor as there was against him in New
York, and has been heard to lament that it
seemed impossible to conduct an election with
out more or less of fraul, particularly
in the greet centres of population. But he re
cards that sort of thing as a necessary evil inci
dent to poor human nature. and dismisses the
su'-ject with the philosophy that the re nits must
be accepted while the methods may be ignored.
He realizese, and, in his confidential communi
cations to his friends, makes no sccret of it, that
he wili enter toe White House with the prepon
derance of pub'ic sentiment inclining to the
view that
He does not exactly put it upon the footing of
usurpation, for he holds that he is an instrument
in the ha ds of fate, and he feels warranted in
accepting a destiny which he regards as having
been thrat upmn him. Now, be it unnerstood
that I am almely purveying faots for the sake of
ther interest to the generstal pubie, and not be
-05 they see either iuteresting oqr edlwyiug to
U9. s~ iss>ýt
from the consequences of such a dastiny by de
olining to Aooept its resposiblllitles. But Hayes
is not that sort of man. He will aooept the
Presidency and will enter upon its fuantione
with a resolve to make the virtues of the poliey
of his administration atone fot the faulte of its
Now let us see what chance ho has of acoom
plitching so dillicult a feat. He will first be con
fronted with the dilemma of choosing his
advisers, and in this he will also have to solve
the question as to which of two radically diver
gent influences or sets of Influnoces he will select
for guidance sad assistance in the concerns of
his great ofiloe. For the sake of convenience I
will call one of these icflouanes conservative and
the other radicld.
Is represented by Murat He'stes i, ttanley Mat
thews, Charles Foster, Bossoe Conklilg, Angus
Cameron, Newton looth, Bea. IDistow, Banm.
Bowles, Wayne MaoVeigh, William Waiter
Phelps, Willim H. Evarts, an I a groat many
other men of like stamp andn repute.
will be represented by Merton, Dlain*, John
rherman, ~argent, and sn infinite mob whose
character is sufieilently suggested by the
above nmeutin of the four groat types.
I here will be other tpiulonces, bht they will
he forced, when the pinlh comes, to take
nsides witll one or the other of the
two great factions indica'ed wa above.
For example, Don Cameron, ul;,on whose
l.iioiu.Irs liee dosceudrd the soiled mantel of
irulon, and who ia bero nirig known as the heir
alpprent to bmou's Ip lltioal plantatiion-some
times called the State of PeounSylantla-Don, I
say, may go with one or he may go with the pther
of these two factions. The question of choice
with Don Cemero. will b- duecdod upon that
basis of coscidence which Fox once asoribed to
an eminent iEglieh wire.-pller--Newastle---of
whom that prince of debater saeid that "His
Grace had reached that ultimate devel pment of
coesoience which consisted in sagacity to disoern
and alacrity to embrace the strong eitde
Don is not an admiral le character, but if there
Is anything about him Which is not aitogethvr
beyond the pale of admiration, it is a faculty he
possesses to the extent of genie , in the art of
not getting loft.
Well, these two fao lons will Jhin Ibatie for the
posnession of the confidence of Mr. Hayes, rod
for the advisorehip of hie administration. In
fact they have already Joned tenue, and the corn
but is sufficiently uncertain to make i vs ry inter
eating. If I were to henard a guess I should say
that Mr. llayes would naturally incline to the
counsels or the so-oalled conservatives. le is a
protound admirer of Charles Foster, and in tils
part:cnlar at least he cherishes a senutiniot
whichl is shared by a great many men who, por
haps, could not be indunoed to egree with him
upso arty other earthly point, lHa i alsovery
tenacious of the good will ofthe
which gives lHlstead a most faoile access to his
good graece. And be is, joine d to tLtanley Mat
thews, as rphraim to his idols, by tics that a:e
socal, and of family as well as pol tioal.
Tiheso considerations will be found
to weigh powerfully with Hr. Hayes,
who, whatever may be his fau'tt i.g,
whatevcr may beo the deoects in his
title to the presidency, is a man of warm feeling
an I asive afi otione; a man of goodl na'uro,
which is genial even to the p, it of w askuese
)Now, I have enjoyed somel.ttle opportunity to
havieg mot him in the Ohio canvass 'if 175. I
discovered that he was very fund of a reputation
fr reSpectability and keenly son itive to public
critioism. In oth'r words, that, in ma',terstouch.
i,,g personal reute, he is quite thin-skinned. All
these traits must be taken into account, as they
will hate an importa'.t bearing upon the desti
nies of the country for the next four years. I
have believed all the time that heroic surgery
would be required to reform the abn-es that have
permeated our system of government: that there
were canoers which only the knife could cure, and
a!eers upon the bddy po.l't which no process
short of actual cautery con d eradicate. And
Hayes never struck me as the proper surgeon for
that sort of treatment. Bat he has friends who
are made of the-right eort of fibrc, and there is a
fair proapect that he may call them around him.
I said at the outset that battle had been joined
between the conserva ive and radical influenoes
of the Republican party. Thus fr, of course,
the conflict has been carried on altogether by
mail and by telegraph. And among the
of this dismal time has been tue speetade of
Morton gushing all over with exaberaut tele
grams to Hayes at every turn of the Tribunal
wheel It may interest 8enator Morton to know
that a'l his utterances in this wise have not favor
ably impressed the man who sat in Columbas
calmly waiting for Destiny to seize him by the
seat of his pantaloons and yank him into the up
per atmosphere. Of course Hayes w 11 owe some
pat of hie success to tneee men. Bat he really
has noconsiderable respect for them. He is will.
ing to accept the results of their betrayalof trust,
bhut is not anxious to be seen in their oempany ai
terward, to speak in ge eral terms.
But Morton is nut the man who will be most
troublesome to H eyes and most fatiguing to the
manipulators of tha " coneervatve " pre
upon the neck of Hayee will be Blatue. YPu all
kuow Blaine. He is a B aine man, first, last and
all the time; and the dl]y resemblance hb bears
to Jesus Christ is in the fact that he regards all
who are not for him as against him. Now Il .ine
has his own fish to try. He wdi demand many
large shces of patronage frim Haye. He will
tike all he can get, and if he can get ali there i
to be had, he will havA it. He will no :h,
patronage of Ha es' administration to rewabr
those who voted for bins at Cincinnati against
Hayes, and to buy new votes to be cast for him
self in the next R publican convent on. If 1
were a Democratic pai tisan I should like to
see Blaine succeed in this genial under
taking, which is notbi'g leess than that
of turning defeat into victory, and of making the
man wmo beat him at Cincinnati help him to win
in 1880. I havejdways had a desire to see Blaine
the Iepubliean ondidate for the preeidency, for
reasons which hleave to tbe inferred. ant you
may depend on it that Halateid s~ al.,tho lead
the ~nervave" fac'is o Ha1es' fhi-ad do
riod want Saiae-.s xee as, toGhi r 5it
yo ts. ejBy ha we _u
he will do-there will be the liveliest kind of a
row. Blaine Is given to belug sanguine. You
know he eaptured sil the boys last sptig, and
sent them out to Oinolanatl to whoop and hallo,
for him, and assured them that there
wea nothing to certain as that he
woeld be nnminated and, consequently, they
would all beome oonsuls and secretaries of lega
tlen and speoll agents. Thus the boys went to
Oltuoitnai and yelled themselves hearse for
TnIar TwaY WALKtCD HOsu.
Some of them left their baggage at the hotels
where theysijourned. Others let their carpet
sackes down from the fourth story window with a
string and escapae that way. But thbey all walked
home-except those who had passes or th~se
who hail absorbed trom their chief cheek eneugh
to enable them to ride home without either tclket
or paM,
And now this same la.ge crowd of small fry,
with that same volcano of noise and coal oil ora
tory at their head--Bob Ingersoll--is here yelling
for Plains again. They uropose to set up one
grand yell on the Oth of March with a
view ,f scaring poor hlayes out of
his boots, and thus enabling their Jim,
which is i atltiB get in his little w irk on the
Cabinet before cei l rtunate victim of their
bowls can have a o toe recover, I am in
formed that the Ilnafue yell will be
Rie wl:l listen to it, I am told, noid then remark
tha,t he Las heartd it bofore--to wit: at Airicia
nnti - and krows that it is not dargerons. This
is the thuory of the "conls rv.-tive friends of
Mr. Hiayes. We shall see what we shall see.
Biut if lhiine gets lift again, I lshllt njty thu
feictity of lsughing at, the Inisjnidled bioys who
su i l ugil piowr to ! rde+c thu I'stine yell.
t,,w as to qici ct:ctiaton Too i+rdtn al print of
plicy witI the corrnl- rvelive I ier s of Mr.
t~Ives will ho to disintegrateo tho I iemon,ratie
patrty of thu tlouthe rtn .L attk, an ii thus cli iminate
TIl " Ol1 No(tti'1"rt "
from the p,,litical tituat.iyo. There will
be othllr Iotints of policy, of course ;
out thiy will all be more or less
snubdrliry t, thi granltl object. I have
Ieen psermnitod to peruse a letter written lby Mr.
1icpaet to sno inltimate prsnl friend, in whlch
he eays that if he is Indloted Into the presiden
tial otithe
tis soUTEain PottOY
w;ll be all that any reasonable Botthern man
could deslro, ccid thit he is verse to the policy
of employing the resoarees of the Federal gov.
ernnenot to prop up or atastinu any State admin.
tltra'ton witch ts not sustained or acquinesced in
ty the peorle of the htato as a body. Or coarse
such sn utterance is the rankest kind of treason
in the esumatlon of tim. carp t-bagger, and I
presume ir Morton should see that letter or
know to wtHom it ws addreeseid, he won d not
sleep for eim rights, ndil if he did, his sleep
won d be a din. mpered doze, filled with all sorts
of hobgobline, clad in bloody shirts and covered
with g aing wounds, even Ike unto those which
were iflicted upon inaccessible portions of the
bodly'of Eiz a l'nkston.
It is a cuiious state of affairs. Here are cer
ttin eminently respota sel statesmeu cn uleeiolmg
n the choitooe of a President by a Nationail Rt
targiug Board, end thnou coolly tarnont on their
hlres A a.t pr ,poing to reot.nizu ln a a ate the
GOvernwr swh was corated out by the s-If-esam
aot of the eelf-same It turning Board that count.
ed .tays in !
At all eveOnts t: is right as far as the Sta! is con.
corned. Diot how about th T Unitoid itatee? I
hope I shall ot 1e acun ed of harboring for
Vaekar'i anl Mad Wells lhat sort of sympathy or
even piy whiatt one foelt for a druwning rat.
Nuvervheless, it took, a little bard to a dispassion
ate observer o are men put upon in that manner.
hlaine sl wont to say that n m.i, can aff ,rd togo
back on his fr ends. lint our I'r~:ebyterian I'e oi
dent, who is no a in process of botng counted in,
would seem to be a man of stv:h exalted otarao
ter that he cm aff.,rd to go bacK on the misera
ble tools to who'n ho owes his ti,valon the mo
ment they have done their work for him and
can't ri call i; if th y would. We shail see what
wa shall see. Mesnwhldo I am betting that the
fur will fly around the White House for the sixty
na o blomedlat ly folliwing March 5th. I uneoer
staud it will be the polbcy of Hayes to keep
(ireut's adlnutetratim nosuotsntisll in for the
present, making hts changes gradually.
has been ereatel h re by Donn Puatt and a few
other so mae, practical jokers. It seems that
those melancholy wags took it into their heads to
bulldoze Orandmo.her Tart and others of the
weak-kneod in authority here, by ciroulatung
blood-.urdling rumors that assas inatiou
was is the air. Now, anybody who is
not alt gether a solemn ass would
instantaneously realize that there could be no
real danger in any such absurd direction. lunt
the boys put up a job-that is to say I aenpose
it was the boys. At all events. I learn that
anenymone letters wcra addressed to certasin of
the authorities here, setting f, rth that Hirn-y
Wattersan, Wash McLean, Cot. ltichard W nter
smith, $everlo., r' ker, Donn Pis t, the veners
ble Corcoran, and I don't know who else, were
coanovtina a coasp racy to asseas nate
fRaes, Wheeler, Braoley, old Zach, and I
don't know how many othere. The fell work of
slaughter I believe, was to he done by Onailey
Sargent, Ike 11111, Si Iletenway, Sim Donovan,
and other deep:,radtnes (1) who have been cooling
their fiery hearts fJr the last year or. two in the
position of doorkeepers, deputy sergeants-a -
ims and other harmless but not over-lucrative
occupations. Now, I will take my oath
that the most desperate thing any or these
youths arm capable of is that of bettiog $2 on a
bib-tsll flash or standing iff the keeper of a
boarding house. Bunt Grandma Taft was really
alarmed. And it Don Cameron, who tis up to
snuff, hadn't taken a pickaxe and introduced the
Joks of the thing into Grandma's legal skull,
Ires de cachet would have been issued sgatost
the wh ise crowd, the marinae band would have
been ordered out, and the condemned ordnance
at the navy yard would have been hauled up
. ith ox-teams and mount d to command Penn
sylvania Avenue and cover the tresaury Depart
ment and Petent Office.
Verily, the wicked flee when no inw pursueth.
Louisiana Returns.
WAs.rsIciro, Feb. 24.-It has been found that
Honcre aus not fully complied with the suuopna
dures teeIn. Addit;itnal papers have been or
dered, and the committee will wait tieir arrival.
No committees are up seasion.
isglesias' Movements.
:T. LouIs, Feb. 24.--lg:esie is here en route
A Collision.
CHSTEra, Pa., Feb. 23.-The steamship Ohio
ran mtn, the senaooner George Il. Twihill, below
Tlmtcam Iland, this afternoon, and cut her in
two. 'L he Ohio's boats picked up the crew of the
ech loner.
The Indians.
DEAD WorD. Feb. 24.-A band of Indians at.
'ackod "herrflte City. One hundred shots fired,
no damago to minors.
7 he German Parliament.
sEELIr, Feb. 24.-Herr V.n Forckenberck has
been e(,'te.i Pmeelueot of tt e R.:icuatag. and
Prince H.,en!uoe Langenberg and Hierr Haufen
berg Vice Presidents.
Mahoney's Remains.
CORK. Feb. 21. - Mahoney'V remains were
brcugit from Qseenetown in a special steamer,
end now lie in state at the MIchanice' InStitute.
Demonstration emall.
From notice pubbased in our advertising
colonms, it will be seen that the popular firm of
Isa.eson, Setxs & Co. has been dissolved by
mutual consent, nad that the afrm's prosperous
whoseait gros ry bdasiess will be continued un
der the style of Isaseon & Sims, Mr. B. L.
SItu havi bese associated yesterday rith the
oneers. (om warmest wishes are with new
ars, to whitkw wlehdihassoa buainessepspesety
dziIm i
A labele.
Once upon a time there lved, across the walte
a great king, who kicked his little son lioa es
sea because he had spilled his tea.
The poor boy was resoued from drowning by Ia
beautiful fairy, to whom, in his gratitude, ha
offered hii services and if need be his life.
And the fairy smiled ad s.aid h6 was a genas
onu little soul; and she gave him a boanttfal gel
watch, studied with rubies and dsrnaoads ad
sapphires, which, she said, she wanted bhim ti
keep for her sake and the sake of her auoeal
sister who had died many years ago; but
warned him to keep it wound up and naer t
part with it, 8o, he loved the fairy and pre.
iced, with his life, to "keep he watch."
lie built him'elf a cabin in 'he wools, whese
he found rare flowers and frnits; in the watets
he found fish, and in the ground gold and dia
One day he dresco. him 'elf up and pit on Mi
watch and walked out faerllg very proud, as say
of you little boys wonid do if you had rooelved a
nice present and wished to show yonrselves o.
And just as he had I.,ked at his watch, and
thought he should have a good time, he met s
ntee-look ing little boy. weartin g wiite orravt
and with a copy of H.arper's I'/kld (stickloi
out of his p~keot) with a pIOitu. of a poor oi4
tnero praying.
'thin ,irw litmle bhy sdl he w'.e his brothbe,
and that his aunt's iaga rt were brot hers rand as
tere to his sunlt's sei'rs thiat he ws Igoing the
Fainm way--aand would klie to tnave tioo wate,
Antd he good little ioty sad, "N ,I Tis it my
watcth, and it was give, nlm to ke p."
And t lie tnic little boy a1id ' k'1 iw it is ylsts,
but. I nvretd it. ' hen the Keti lit ti,, bay saidbe
"woult not g veo ll hs watch," a.nI h.,rtme very
angry, and boiled with rage,; Int afterward felt
sorry for being so angry, and told tho nice little
fellow (who said he was hia brother), that if he
thought hel tght to have it, he o.uld let hin
call iu friends and ste whit tliey shtuld sýe
about I . And the nice little b'y said "well, lis
us call dfMeen of our fi ,nds; you c'all seven sat
I will cal eight, and they will d.oode. who shall
have the watch. And the poaer child sad "yss,r
ad thought "what a good little boy am I." atn
all the friends met together and took the wastL
and looked at the two boys, and said. "1'h aI f
a rood little boy, but a Lin watch will do for bhlM'
Then they called him and said, " Bobby,
wouldn't you like a tin watch to p!ay with f"
And Bobby cried and anoked his thumb eat
s Id he was so sorry he dldi,'t keep his nice gelt
watch whith his aunt's sit er left hieo.
Then all the other boys lauhedd and wels
away tinging "Aliutrde."
Tbhon he felt deo er ed and alone, and sought
the good fairy who had given him the wateb,
hbt all that he could see was a shron ted form,
woeping upon a tomb an braring a tern s l,
on which he could dimly d srern :
"Watchi Watch I'
Mo3rte-" Eternal vtgi'a.ace is the price of
liberty." Hi. L.
npeeea: of Hon. E. John Ellis eon the
Loulalana D)ecrton,
[ .i ccial to the Chicago Tlimes.J
As it we Lou'saina's day, FEllie, oef that State
controlled the dtebate. Ile came in when it b
got"" on for an hour or more and said, with gre t
cmr I on:
ouisians, by the vioe of l,O00t majorityof
their people, voted for 8Ma' nct J. ' tiden kr
President, but I find today by the votoi of this
(,ommniseion her electoral vote cast fr one Hayes.
In arriving at that de. iNi in, in over:hr wing the
will or the people of Louistana, that comm sale
'ldeided in the first place that they would not ea.
aeir;ue into he t.nconuet nutiouality of the law ort.
oing this returning tecrd. In the second piL.e
it refused to go into the question e.
fraud, and in the thi d pljae, having sworn to
decide ancoriong to the constltotion of the Unitni
States, they, the chosen tonitters ard hilg
priests of teat consttitution, sat and closed thekr
ears aaltnst the expressr d voiot and wall of that
censtitu ion,againstanyp ooflas totht oelliglbhty
of two of thesee lootor', well known, undihlputeo
and undoubted. 'Ihe hetaroing B ard vtrneled
the election law, and no lawyI r naas everdoubtot
It. No lawyer will ever dispute it. It is a preat I
of law familiar to every neohyte in trthe prolae
sion that whatever is dote in oppoemt on to the
declared will of the people thronug their coled.
tation is an absolute nullity. But argan, sir, tr,
refused to hear any proof if frimd. Fraed,i obai.
iCerats, it vitiates everythug. Itnnalaspo the
clutches of the most akilifulTy irawn mortgage
act around real a state. It vittates even the sane
tity of the marriage tie, and yet this great gov
ernment, which was able to summon three ml
lions in its defense, which was able to shake the
world by the earthquake of its agony and strug.
gle for self-prestrvation, rmut tall ho",elee.lg
pare ,ed before the fraud conveyed toll by four
men whose acts arebl eck with crime, whee souls
are seared with perjury-sye, blacker than Jtdas
Iscariot, and whom i; were base flattery to ell
rteen. Ac to the ellgibility of these electors un
der the constitution, these comrmimssie
erts who had sworn to dcclfr' accoa.
ing to the constitution, as I said Ie
fore, sat there, these high prieste, these heossg
ministers, with the sword which is h Id by this
House and by the Senate placed in their hands to
guard the constitution, and to guard tis egov
ernment against the illesal vote of this eles.oal
college, yet they sat there and refaued to bear
the most positive and convincing testimeny of
the loeligi.ility of two of these eleetors. ir,
the deed is done. The crime is aeomenplietb
For four years from the 4th of Maroe sest tte
Republican party will hold the vhadow of exeae
tivre power. I say the shadow, because the subl
stance of unurpr.d power is over sad can evr
be realized. The immortal tencil of Gautrat
Dore has illusntrated the legs ni of lt" Waundtrlug
Jew. You have all seen it. In all tha
dreary march of years be foamd m
rest, no resting paee from hls erlame
and its memories. Whether amid the bea
haunts of men or in the dm asides of the cerea
wheth r upon the mountain top or amid the rmse
and spray of the oceansirtrm, there was ier the
memory of the orime of the Jew, the pale, eut
ing face of the Bedeemer, and tue aecsa votl r
forever ain his ear. to it must be with the ]e- -
publican party ant the a jsat judges of Ihis
commission. The spoils of .ffice will not cem
pensate it. The splendors of the p:e.idenlit
receptions and levees eannot banish i:e prseue
the aileneeaid gravity of the Cabinet eslu
will not banish or hnah iits acusing voice, slni!
four years more this great American people, tt
wronged, outraced peop e, wilt r se in tre
esty and wall hurl these drunken gaets ofi
feast from power everywhere, and brand with tb
indelible brand of mfarmy these men who have
aided, countenanced, sabtted and dfended tale
monstrous crime.
If there is anyhb.ng in the worll pleassanE
contemplate, it is the por~rait of a loved sadlr -
t'pected parent, the countereit presentment os.
dear friend. This makes the paintet'a art es
perior to most, as contionu ng he life of those
who are gone by representing on canvs the
cheribhed featunre 'I the d a d or absent. ?o
those who wi'h poreect likenesee-s and artitjý
portraitse we do not bes tato to recommend JuUb,
whose card appears elsewhere in the DaMocaaT,
and of whom New Orl ans may well bh proud as
an artist of eminent talent.
The new style of photographs which that w$S
known artist, Lilienthal, 121 Canal street, has
troduced hire, have gained a wide re.:.tation "
are considered among the finest sp c mene
seen here. Add to this their durability, a.J
will be seen that all who wish to procure ss ,
tory pictures of themselves or friends will ,
Lilenathi 121 Osnal street.
Handsome, comfo birte ta svhirts Whssi
or O Piesro's, am. 1
D. GLi" , > ~i.

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