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OFFICOIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
VOL. II---NO. 77. NEW ORLEANS, WEDNESDAY, MARCIH 7, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENT4 . .. . . . . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . .. _ m SBY TELEGRAPH. CAHINEt MEE FINU. A Polnt of Etiquette Will Prevent Joe Johlson IBI g Secretary of War. Masoter Key, of Tennessnor, Will Acctpt the Poutmalter (eneraildip. Mortoel a Given I') Ithn Ilopo of Seat ing Kellog~, and Will Fight for Delay. [Special to N. 0. Democrat.] enWA5HIxNGToR, March 6.-It is now gen erally believed that Gen. Joe Johnston will not be Seoretary of War. The dif aoulty seems to turn on a point of eti quette. llHayes does not like to offer him the placeo iulles lhe knows it will be aoceptel. (eon. Johnston will not accept nn appolntmont before it fa formally tendleredI to hmn. The m.ittfor is not yet dllluitely sett.ld, but the chances are that Johnston will not be $eoretary of War. Senator Key, o Tennesso.'', lhis just arrived. lie will aclept I ho Postmaster Generalship. The Morton cliotlu have discovered that they cannot seat lKellogg, anti will try to have the I'atter's credentials re terred to the Committee on Privileges and Elections for the sake of delay. IBUELL. LIAMAK SE TED. The .enate Voltes Almost Unanimously to Mcat Him. Iellogg Will Net nt me l'w lvIe Votc4s, but ('nnot be Serted. (Special to N. 0. Demoorat.] WASHnINToN, March G. Lamar was seated in the Senate by an almost tnanimous vote. Kellogg will get all tihe way from twelve to twenty-two votes, but cannot posslbly be seated. BtELL,. e** -- - . ... (Frorm On' Evcning Edition of Yo4terday.] HAYES' SOU I ilEItN 1PtLIUY. Morton and thie Radicals Have Begun heir Fight Against it. They Will Vote to I nt lielhtgg, antd on this roi.t the Fight will hiegin. They are Not Ti'houtht trong Enough to Ac coplh This. [Specall to N. 0. O. Dmnrat.] WAsmtNgTON. March ,.---The battle over Hayes' ,olicy ha(s begun. Morton leads off in tihe S'nate with a speech in opposition to the seating of Lamar. The next test will come on Kel logg. A desperate effort, will be made by the Radicals, under the lead of Morton and Blaine, to seat Kellogg. This is the programme by which they propose to tlefeat layes' Southern policy. It is not bhlheved they can drum up more than twenty-five votes in favor of seating Kellogg. The vote on that question will be a test of the sup port which Hayes' Southern policy is to receive in the Senate. BUrELL. [From Our Evening Edition of Yesttrday.] LOUISIANA. Hayes Immovable in his Support of the Nicholls Government. The Coring Fight with Morton and the Car pet-Baggers. tlayes Expects the South to Eup. port him in his Southern Polivy. (Special to the N. O. Democrat.] WA$nrIoroNT , Maroh G--The determi nation of the Administration to uphold .the Nioholls government is as immova ble as was the purpose of the Republi oans to inaugurate Hayes. The pro gramme is to induce Packard to retire voluntarily. If ohe refuses, he will be -told plainly that he must take care of himself. The theory of administration is that Nicholls need not be formally recognized, since he has not asked for Weaognition. I)o not indulge in any further apprehensions. The mainte nanoe of our government Is an absolute certainty. Gen. Sherman is very anxious to have Gen. Joe E. Johnston in the Cabinet. 8ehurz, a strong friend of ours, will be appointed Secretary of the Interior. Morton, Blaine, Logan and that crew are already at odds with Hayes. The earpet-baggers denounce him as another Andy Johnson. Hayes will carry out the plroImise made in his letterof aooeept .a0ucest his . Helooksato lng struggle with Mortonism and carpet baggerism, a struggle that is soon to come. A genuine Southerner will have a place in his Cabinet. The situation is altogether rosy, and saying this, I remind you I do not allow hope to run away with judgment. AI,nant C. JANIs. THI INAURURAL. The Opinions of the Press Upon It. IN. Y. Times.l WAUIsNOTOW, March G.--The New York Tinme, in an article on the inau gural, referring to the South, says: "It is lmppssible not to admire the spirit; it is petfeotly patriotic; it is free from narrowness and partisan bias; it is en lightened and it is independent. By what precise methods Mr. Hayes will carry his admirable sentiments into effect it is too soon to say; it is certain, however,that whatever they may be they will be attended with grdat and com plicated diffoulties, and that the coun try will have to judge them with for tearance an'd to wait patiently for their fruits. IN. Y. Hloratl.] Th'le New York !Herald, in a ladling ea#itorial, linds President IHayes'address ;vtis and satisfactory. It sees no good reason to distrust the President's ability to fulfill his excellent promises. Iuldol. he will find It easier to koeep than to break them, if they reflect the wishes of the American people. It is but fair to judge him by his ploedges; until he falls to fulfill them he has evinced a wisdom that would not discredit the most illustrious of his predecessors. It isthe clear duty of the country to sup port him; oven the Democrats should give him generous good words, us lihe engages to do the very thiags they ex pected of Tilden. The country need not wait long to know the sincerity of Htayes' promises, for the Southern ques tion meets him on the threshold of hie administration, and his pledges will be soon put to the test. We believe he has 'Inlexibly made up his mind or he could not have taken the strong ground he has in regard to the Southern -States. On the subject of civil service reform he utters no uncertain sound. The earnestness and resoluteness of purpose disclosed will strengthen the I'resident in public confidence. [Natloul Riepublion. ] WASHIINOTON, March 6.-The National Republican has an article on the presi dential policy, which has been carefully prepared, and reflects the views of the 'resident in regard to the Southern States. It says the South needs simple justice in legislation, and in the on. forcement of the laws. The fact is Gov. Hayes appreciates, and he will seize the golden opportunity now offered him for incrtasing the peace and pros perity of the American people every where, especially those who have so long been under a cloud in the South. He will, uniloubtedly, in making his Southern appointments, select only men who live in the South, and are identitied with its material interests and respected by the people. In select ing men for local Iledleral offices, he will not hesitate in appointing Demo crats when the best interests ol the country and people will be subserved by so doing. Londoni PnpersP LoNDoN, March 6. --Thie inaugural of President Hayes which Is published here in full this morning, has created a very favorable impression. [London limas.] The Times says: The greater part of it was of a character that might have been well received by men of all parties. [London News.] The Naws says: Of course, general principles do not help much to cool angry passions which have been seeth ing for years, but there is a time for the statement of principles. President Hayes' enunciations are excellent. [t ondo.i Tr I')raph.] The Tcl'feraph says: Mr. Hayes' com ments on the election ordeal, which put such a severe strain on tihe constitution, I are such as become a President who, from the moment he takes the oath of t office, should belong to all parties. On the whole we do not imagine that even his candid opponents will corn plain of the tone and temper of the ad dress, which deals with questions of the I highest. moment, primarily to America and indirectly to all the world. t Mr. Hayes speaks with the dignity I and frankness becoming the chieft magistrate of a great people, and points the way-to ends which, If they can be < accomplished, will redound to his honor I and that of his country. Memphis Opinion. MEMI'lms, March 6.-The report from Washington that President Hayes had tendered ex-Senator Key the position of I Postmaster General is received with great satisfaction by all parties, not t only as a worthy tribute to Mr. Key, but as indicative of the conservative polley of the new President toward the South. TWASINSGTON NEWS. The supreme Court Adjourned. WASIaNOTON, March 6.-The Supreme c Court adjourned to Monday. t Cabinet Gosslp. r Gen. Hawley is pressed for Secretary of War; Gov. Rloe, of Massachusetts, C for the Navy. f The following still remain certain: 1 Sherman, Treasury; Schurz, Interior; I Evarts, State. Almost certain: Key, r tor Postmaster General. t TUB .BNATE. Thae Debate on the Admission of Lamar. c \VAsmHNoTON March 6. - Mr. Wallace, I of Pennsylvaula, submitted a resolution d that the credentials of L. Q. C. Lamar, a Senator elect from the State of Missis- I sippi, be taken from the table, and that t he be sworn in. 8 Mr. Anthony moved that the Senate \ adjourn-rejected; yeas 15, nays 36, n many Republicans voting with the o Democrats in opposition to adjourn- I meat. t Mr. Blaine spoke in favor of swearing I in Mr. Lamar, and said his credentials a were entirely regular, and he was as much entitled to be sworn in as he, Mr. Blaine or any other Senator sworn in a yesterday. F Mr. Blaine has startled the Senate. He thinks Piohback should have been 8 admitted. He favors seating Morgan sad a Az I li~etI I- Cý IhIorton, aqtowbat:-kwrq&4o under his line of argument, Mr. Blaine said that he had a resolution in his hand which he proposed to offer when the present case was disposed of, to seat Kellogg. Mr. Dawes declared in favor of seat ing Mr. Lamar. Mr. Spencer is speak lng In opposition. Hie has sent to t;be clerk's desk to be read, as part of his Ipeeeh, certain committee reports on the Mississippi election. The pro ceedings are on motion of Mr. Wallace to seat Mr. Lamar. A conclusion will hardly be reached to-day. The drift of delte indicates that Morgan, of Alabama, and Lamar, of Mississippi, will be seated on prima facie evidence. An Extra enaelon Doubtful. An extra session is becoming doubt f.n The law forbids expenditures out- 1 e of appropropriations for comrnmissary I and masters' supplies, but it is claimredl to be allowable to batik on the future for the pay of the army. FOIIEIfI . WARN. The People of Ilun.la Want it. LONDOr , March 6.---The .Stmattard'r I disptolh fronm Vienna says: It, is semli ofll,,,laly anuouneri here that, a cou lllil of Ministers has Ieen hoel in St,. 'Petters burg to consilder the report of (3otnt E 8chlouvalolT, the Itutsi ani Ambassalor i to Englaild. It has been dcildl that I the idea of granting lthe Port a lolng litne of probliation cat nnot Ile serious ly y dliscussed. The reports fromi the prov inees wero laid befire tho (!zr, show- r ilg that lthe people have no warlike feeling, but wou lli prefer war to ia mre t temporary settlement of the Eastern i difficulty. IIANATIEFF'# 'I'I RE:A *ON. Who l4 to ire to the Multanll' Ieformll t Ii:raIN, March 6.-The Emperor Wil liam recelved (eon. Ignatieff yesterday. Ignatieff's mission soems to be to inlduce teto powere to cauose the Hultan to sign a promise to carry out the reform within I a stated time, or adopt the reform pro gramme of the colifereuce should he t fail to fuilill hls prom is. The question t of who is to decide whether the Sultan has really carried out his programmern will probably be left undetermined. It is 1 considered probable that an agreeoment will be offected. ºe -- - t LEAVING TIEK WHITE IIOU4E. Mrs, Grant ihed. Tear., pnd the Gen rral Hireiumlc Giarrulou.. [:'pecidl Oireospo deneo Ciucnna i Enqoircr.] WVAHI IN(ITON, March 1.--Mrs. Grant, so says one of her intimate nassmlaes, weeps now when she speaks of l)er ap proachling departure from the White House. the says she has hben very happy there, and adds, as one of her sources of regret in leaving, that she has had more money wvhile there t han she ever had before in her life. It is hard, independent of the tender asso clations one imust naturally have for a home In lwhich the eight most iwplr tant years of one's life have been pa-iem I, to give up $50,000) per year "and found 1" The preparations for moving out are nearly completed now, and the family purp'rose leaving the White IHouse on Monday. The P'resident's own al fairs are well known to be in a very ball tav Ieuimeniiarily. It, was told by an offloial in the Treasury a year ,go that the President cons intily arntiietmted his salary. It is known thatt he has speculated and lost, and the I, sling in vestments are believied to hiavo been made bhihIlly under the inllulinree of Tom Murphy, andl were in real estate at Long Brarilh and In Now York. President Grant has been less taci turn of late, it wouldI senem, as he recently told a lady this story of how he was appointed to West Point. He gavo It as an illustration of how slight a thing ("not may move dissension bo tween hearts that lovo") may Imake a General and a President out of ia poor country boy in "the land of the free and the home of the brave." He said his parents had a near neighbor in their old home when he (Ulysses Simpson Grant) wasa lad. The father of the future dynasty of Grant and tie head of the neighbor's family had a bitter feul, antd were not on speaking terms for someI time. The mothers of the two families, however, did not take part in the quar rel. One day Mrs. Grant (mother of the present Chief Executive) met her neighbor, whose name, being unknown to me, I will say was Blan White. Quoth the latter: " We are in great trouble about our boy; he writes from West Point that lie doesn't get on at all there, and doesn't feel he is treated just right, and he's all discouraged and down-hearted, and wants to come home. Now, Mrs. Grant, suppose we write to tell him to give up, 'cause it doesn't seem as if we can make him stay when he says he can't get along; and, then, how'd you like to have Ulyss put in his place ? " Mrs. Grant mere eagerly embraced the proposition, but doubted if it were feasible. Her friend said she would tell her husband to write to their member of Congress who had put their boy In at West Ptiut, and tell him that as their son would be withdrawn, they wished Ulysses Grant to have the appointment. "1'il speak to my old man at once," continued Mrs. White, "and tell him to talk it over with yours." "But," de murred Mrs. Grant, "they don't speak." "Oh, never mind that," responded cheerful Mrs. White, "they'll speak fast enough if my old man gets your boy into West Point." So it proved, and the matter was ar ranged and the feud healed. In telling the story the President says: "When they told me of my appointment I was glad to hear I was going away fromn the old place and see New York and other large cities. I didn't love books, and didn't care to go through the hard study and disciplino at West Point, but I'd never been away from home, and thought I'd take the appointment anl see New York, and if I didn't like it at West Point, I'd run away. That was my resolve, and from a mere boyish love of adventure, I agreed to go to West Point, and after I had got there, I thought I'd just try to see it through, so Ididn't keep to my plan of running away. ,Btaub invariably comes up to taw, and sots up to the adage that the devil takes tie hindmost. In fact he is never behindhand. He has now for sale. jul reoeived, at Goldhwante's bookstore on xh.a= Alley, near the corner of Canal, Frank .'s Iastrated nesperpa, Frank # L~e's larnal, New York Ilsrated 14 trhe L Timeast sm all te lstNwsee j 5I1 rrrijrr lc A SCATHIIN(G IREBiUKE. Judge Black's l'werful Argument Be fore the Electoral Commission. A Covenant Made With Death and an Agreerrment With Hell. Mr. President and Gentlemen-I had not from the beginning, and have not now, any intention to argue this case. I never heard the objections nor knew what they were until they were read in your presence this morning. It would be presumption in me to attempt an ar gument before a tribunal like this, and on such a case as this, having had no previous opportunity to consider it which might put me in a condition bet ter than the judges themselves. You have heard as unoh of the case and know as much about it as I do. My idea of the duty which a coun selor owes to a court or any other tri bunal, judicial or quasi-judicial, is that he should never open his mouth except for the purpose of assisting the judges in comrning to a correct conolusion; and if he is not in a situation to do that he ought to keep silence. Besides that I am, I suppose, the very last man in this whole nation who should heI called upon to speak here an ! now. Evorybody has sullered more or ioess by events and proceedings of the recent past, siole by wear and tear of conscielnce ant some by Ita leoop sense of oppl'rossal and wrong. BUt perhaps I, more than most other:, have frit the conlctsioustnel that I have lost. the dig nity of an American citizn. Like their rest I am degraded and humnilated. This nation has got her groeat big foot in a trap. It is vain to struggle for her cxtrication. I am so fallen from the proud estate of a free citizen, you have so subjected and abjected me, that I am fit for nothing on earth but to represent the poor, defrauded, broken-hearted Do. mocracy. And because I stiffer more they think me more good for nothing than the rest, and conclude to send me out on this forlorn hope, judging, no doubt truly, that it matters nothing what becomes of me. I ought to go gladly if anything which I can do or say mlight have the effct of mitigating the horrible calamity with which the country is threatened: a President de riving his title from a shameless swin die, not merely a fraud, but a fraud dte tected and exposed. I know not how I would fool if called upon to suffer !leath for my country. I ant not the stuff that martyrs are mrade of. But if my life could redeem this nation from the In tamy with whlih shlie is clothed, I orlrht to go to the grave as freely as I ever went to omy bed. I see, however, no practical good t at I can do, and it is mere wakinets to complailn. We have cortutin objections to the counting of thisa Hayes vito from South Carolina which look to me insuperable, but I cannot hope that they will wear that appearance in other men's eyes. Perhaps the feeling which I in common with millions of others entertain on this siubject prevents us from seeing this thing in its true light. But you are wise; you are calm. You can look all through this awful business with a learned sljirit; no pa;ssionate hatred of this groat frarl 1 can clond your Imn ntt, vision or shake the even b:iance of your judgmentr. You do not think it any wrong that a nation should be cheated by false election returns. On the coni trary, it is rather a blessing which Heraven iina sent us in this strango di:i guise. When the omtlipotent Lie shall be throned and sceptered and crowned you think we ought all of us to fall down and worship it as the hope of our political salvation. You will teach uis and perhaps we will loear (perhaps nort) that under su.ch a rule we are better off than if Truth had prevailed and Justice been triumplhant. Give, then, your cool cmnsideration to these objections, and try them by the standard of the law. I mean thelaw as it was before the organization of this u Cornmiission. I admit that since then a great revolution has taken place in the law. It is not now what it used to be. All our notions of public right andi pub. lie wrong have suffered a complete boiulevernseme t. The question submitted to you is whether the persons who _ave these votes were "duly ep bointe I." Duly of course means according to law. What law? The Constitution of the United States, the acts of Congress passed in I pursuanco thereof, the constitution of I South Carolina, and the authorized acts of her Legislature--these, taken 'all together, constitute the law of the case I be ore ou. I By these laws the right, duty and power of appointing electors is given to the people of South Carolina; that is to say, the citizens of the State qualified to vote at geheral elections. Who are they ? By the constitution of the State in order to qualify them as voters they must be registered. The registry of a native citizen is a sine qua non to his right of voting as much as the natural Ization of a foreigner. Now, the Legislature never passed any law for the registration of voters, and no registration of them was ever made. No doubt has been or can be entertained that the object and purpose of this omission was fraudulent and dishonest; for the Legislature as well as the executive department of that government has been in the hands of the most redemptionluss rogues on the face of the earth. But whatever may have been the motive, nobody can doubt that the legal effect of the omission is to make the e'ection illegal. That is hardly the worst of it. The election itself, emancipated from all law and all authority, was no better than a riot, a mob, a general saturnalia, in which the soldiers of the Unitea 8Hates army cut the principal as well as the decentest figure. We offer to prove --the offer will go upon record, and there it will stand forever-that every poll in Charleston county, where they rushed into the ballotbox 7000 majority, was in possession of the soldiers. A government whose electiops are controlled by military force cannot be republican in form or substance. For this I cite the authority of Luther vs. Borden, if perchance the old-time law has yet any influence. Do you not see the hideous depth of national degrada tion into which you will plunge us if you sanett y this mode of making a President T Brush up your historieal memory, and think of it for a moment. The mu whomyo elec in tishis wayi 6 46Mr~s a 01 =911i"rrf ·arwzo-l* power as Caligula or Domitian, for whom the pretorian guards controlled the hustings and counted the votes. But then we cannot get behind the returns, forsooth I Not we! You will not let us. We cannot got behind them. No. That is the law, of course. We may struggle for justice; we may cry for mercy; we may go down on our knees, and beg and woo for some little recognition of olr rights as American citizens; but we might as well put ut our prayers to Jupiter or Mars. We might as well sue in the court where Rhadamanthus presides. There is not a god on Olympus that would not listen to us with more favor- [a pause; then turning slowly round to counsel at the other end of the table]--than we shall be heard by our adversaries. We are at their mercy; it is only to them that we can appeal. You, gentlemen, unfortu nately, cannot help us. You are bound by the new law which you have made. You are, of course, addicted liko other people to the vice of consistency, and what is done once must be done over again. In the Louitstiana case the people ap pointed electors in favor of Tilden, re corded their act, finished it, and left their work in such a state that nobody could misunderstand it.. But other per sons, who had no power to appelnt, fal sillied the record of the actual appoint ment, pa~rtly by iain forg'ry and part IV by irawd which was aso corrupt in nlorals andl as void in law as any for gery could bhe. You thought it right, and legal and jllust to say that you would not look at the record which the people bad mlade; the forgery, the fraud, and the corrupltion were too sacredi to be interfered with ; the truth rloust not he allowed to come in conflict with the Imposture, lest the concussion might, be damaging to somebody. This precedent must be followed. It is new law, to be sure, but we must give it due welcome; and the new lords that It brings into power must be regarded as our "very noble and approved good masters." Having decided thatolectors were duly appointed in Louisiana who were known not to be appointed, we cannot expect you to take notice of any fact similar or kindred to it in South Carolina. Then, again, the question of "duly appointed" was decided in the case of Leviseoe, an elector who was an officer of the United States Government at the time he was appointed, and continued to be afterward. The Federal Constl tution says no man shall be appolnted who is in that relation to the Federal Government. But you held (according to law, mind you) that he was a lawful elector and his vote a good vote. In other words, a t thing is perfectly onstl tutional, although it, bo in t very teeth of a constitutional interdict. Now you seeo why we are hopeless. The present state of the law is sadly against us. The friends of honest eleo tions and honest government are in deep desp'air. We onc(o thought that the verifying power of the two Houses of Congress ought to be brought always into requisition for the purpose of see ing whether the thing that, is brought here is a forgery and a fraud on the one hand, or whether it is a genuine and true certiftliate on the other. That time is past. lut while we can not ask you to go back behind this caer titlcate, will you just please to go to it ? --only to it-not a stelp behind. If you do you will find this to be no certifllate at all such as is required by law. The electors mnust vote by ballot, and they are required to be on oath before they vote. The certifllcate does not show that either of those requirements was met, and where a party is exercising a special authority like this they must keep strictly within it, and you are not to presume anything except what ap pears on the face of their act. If anybody will cast back his mind a little into the history of presidential elections or look at the debates of less than a year ago, he will remember that Mr. Jefferson was charged with having elected himself by means of, not a fraudulent, but merely an informal vote sent up from Georgia. The informality was not in the certificate iDside of the envelope, but in the outside veriflcation. Matthew L. Davis in 1837 got tip that story. It was not true, but It was be. lieved for awhile, and It, cast great odium on Mr. Jefferson's memory. It was not an informality that was nearly as important as this, nothing like it. But one of the Senators now on this bench referred to it in a debate only a short time ago and denounced Mr. Jefferson as having elected himself by fraud because he did not call the atten tion of the Senate and House of Repre sentatives to that fact. senia'ives LIo LuHL Iacu. If Mr. Jefferson's memory ought to be sent down to posterity covered with infamy on the assumption that he in his own case allowed a vote to be count ed which was slightly informal on the outside of the envelope, I should be glad to know what ought to be done to those who would count this vote which has neither form nor 'substance, which leaves out all the essential particulars that they are required to certify ? This great nation still struggles for justice; a million majority of white people send up their cry, and a majority of more than a quarter of a million of all colors demand it. But we cannot complain; I want you to understand that we do not complain. Usually it is said that "the fowler setteth not forth his net in sight of the bird," but this fowler set the net in sight of the birds that went into it. It is largely our own fault that we were caught. We are promised-and I hope the promise will be kept -that we shall have a good government, fraudulent though it be; that the rights of the States shall be respecte-d and individual liberty be protected. We are promised the same reformation which the Turk ish government is now proposing to its peoplo. The Sultan promishes that if he is sustained in his present contest he will establish and act upon certain principles. First, the work of decentralization shall commence immediately and the autonomy of the provinces shall be carefully looked after. Secondly, the people shall be governed by their natu ral judges; they will hot send Moham medans nor Christian renegades from Constantinople down on them, but they shall be governed by people of their own faith. Thirdly, no subordinate officer, when he commits an illegal act, shall be permitted to plead in justifica tion the orders ef his superior. How mael we need exactly that kind of re -? t lat ientry; and how gled w r ought to be that our government if I goTnk to be as good hereafter as the They offer us everything now. They denounce negro supremacy and carpet bag thieves. Their pet policy for the South is to be abandoned. They offer us everything but one; but on that sub ject their lips are closely sealed. They refuse to say that they will not cheat us hereafter in the elections. If they would only agree to that; if they would only repent of their election frauds and make restitution of the votes they have stolen the circle of our felicities would be full. If this thing stands accepted and It the law you have made for this o-oe slon shall be the law for all ocMaslong we can never expect such a thing as as honest election again. If you want to know who will be President by a future election do not Inquire how the people of the States are going to vote. You need only to know what kind of scoun drels constitute the R-turnilng Boards and how much it will take to buy them. But I think that even that will end some day. At present you have us down and under your feet. Nv,,r had men a better right to rejoice. Well mnayyou say, "We have made a covenant with death, and with hell lare we at agree ment; when the overflowinrg scourge shall pass through it shalll not ceame unto us, for we have inado lies our re frlge, and under falsehoodi have we hid ourselves." But nevertheless walt a little while. The waters of truth will ri.e gradually, and slowly per htaps, but surely, above the level of these foul iniquities, and then look out for the overflowing scourge. "The refuge of lies shar be swept away, and the hiding-place o falsehood shall be uncovered ' This mighty and puissant nation will yet rouse herself up like a strong man after sleep, and shake her invincible looks is a fashion you little think of new. Wait --retribution will come in due time. Justice travels with a leaden heel, but strikes with an Iron hand. God's mill grinds slow but dreadfully tine. Walt till the floodgate is lifted and a full head of water comes rushing on. Wait. and you will see fine grinding yet. CAPITAL TOPICS. A nerenade to IMorton, Followed by a Prepared Speech. Speoisal to St. Lonis Rlepablioan.] WASHUINGTON, March 3.- This evening IHayeb' body-guard of eadets from ol1 umbus took their band around to sere nado Morton. Gen. Keerer, member elo',t from Ohio, tendored the tanks oi Ohio ltepublicans to Morton. He praised Mouton to the skies, and in one place he said that the people of Ohio owed more to Morton than any other man in Congress for the election of Hayes and his suIccess in the .recent contest. Morton's speech was carefully prepared and was meant by him to be semi-offloial for Iftyes. In a mod! fl.d form he reassortol his former ex pression that the P'resldent would be controlled by the men who elected hin. HIe referred to the conciliatory policy to the South as certain, yet, he added so many provisos that the assertion was changed into a idelaration that the former pioliy of Morton, Chandler & Co. would be pursued in the future. The serenade coming as it did the speech goes to show that Morton Is not by any means to be sent to the roar in the Hayes administration. There was quite a commotion among those particularly interested in the Louislana case to-day. Augur tele graphed for a detailed statement of his orders, and received in reply that he must, to a great extent, use his own judgment. When the report that he was concentrating troops about the Packard 8'ate-House was started the Louisiana Democrats rushed off to learn the meaning of such a movement. Sto rles immediately got in circulation that Grant had learned that Casey was not to be elected and that Packard was to be virtually recognized, that the Chan ller crowd were in the supremacy with Grant, and that hayes had been gotten undiler control by the same clique. GeO.. Sherman says that the whole meaning is that the representatives of both sidee feel confident of iayes' recognition and that they are trying to push him to e hasty decision. Not liking this the pr] oet heads of the government are merely trying to preserve the latus qu, asthy will probably have to tdo for a mom after Hayes comes In. VALeDICTOMRY. The WasVhington Union Blds sed-WeY to its rairons. [Wshhington Union.] The period for which the Unaion was estabilsed by its beneficent and patri otic founder expires to-day, and this will be the last issue of this paper. We re gret that the good work started by Mr. Corcoran could not have been continued by other citizens of the District inspir ed by his example. With the demise of the Union the country losses a jealous guardian at the seat of government, the Democracy a, faithful exponent, and the people of the Distrilt'a watchman on the tower. In expressing appreciation of the sup port and encouragement received we cannot refrain from speaking some words of conviction and comfort. The struggle through which the party hase passed will be found to have separated the wheat from the,. chaff andl awakened constituencies to the necessity of scru tinizing both the hearts and heads of those who are candidates for their suffrages. The great fraud which is to be consummated to-morrow or next day by all the solemnity of an official oath, will grow darker and more hateful in the minds of the oteople as time rolls on. It will be the battle cry of every congressional and legislative contest, and though dishonesty is now triumphant its enjoyment of place will be of short duration, and that brief period will be characterized by the penalties of bad conscience and ended by the verdict of a disapproving people. Important to sugar planters. eee Trousard'r advertisement. B.narrr's FLAvonrIa Ex..TACr-A'. re and endorsed by the best hotels, coufe ti.maS grocers and the first families In the coaasy. Doesms Dtas,.-On and atar un &estI the sh inst., the 1Jakson Bed will ha se =aVm W