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OFFICOIAL OURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. II-NO. 82. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. . BY TELEGRAPH. r[5 U. S. SUPREME COURT. l hsf.ana is to Have the Place abde Vaeant by Judge Davis' Resignation. A eggestion from the National Republican. [Special to N. 0. Democrat.] WAsIINOTON, March 11.-I learned to dmy from good authority that President rayes proposes to appoint some lawyer t=a Louisiana to fil1 the vacancy on the United States Supreme Bench. SThe National Repu.blican, Administra tal. organ, will publish to-morrow the l-lowing: " We give currency to the Tuamor in official circles that the ap polantment for the vacancy on the United States Supreme Beach is to be scoorded to the state of Louisiana. If habde it will give the Soul h a represen ,cpte, and, at the same time, the court will secure a judge learned in the civil --w,. Among those most favorably pLoken of is Judge H. M. Spofford, be ass the war an Associate Justice of the S.preme Court of Louisiana. He is an giitaently conservative gentleman, a jawyer of superior abilities, and has taken little or no part in politics since the war." i. I. G. [Communicated.] ?UI LIBERAl, CONSERVATIVi` VIEW OF THE SI UATION. The policy Indiaeted by President Hayes in his iaseagmrl and in the cbaracter of his Cabinet ap pdatments, has vindicated the wisdom of that saes of oar cit;znas who, during the last six or eight years, have advocated the principles, policy tad measures which were inaugurated by the iaventi n at Circinnati in 1872. Th . programme of that conventi n aimed hefly at the extiection and absorption of seec .o.lW partics, and the obliteration of old issues ate political distinctions and tamee, which had to be applicable to the uresent state of and of the pubaec set.mcent. To the bath it was conlsidred that esuch programme would prove a great boon, as it w.oid dite ntangle her from the old strife b. tween the national par Ike, the Democratic and Ri-publican, and enable her to pursue and recover her rights. independ ames ind autonomy, without the burden of a na e l*sl party, whose n-me and auntecedents were eartlin to revive and keep alie e the sectional am etldes, growing out of the war and its conce fTere are few thcughtfutl persons who do not believe now that this wonld have been the wiser amarse for the Fouth. The re were a few who aven beveved after the nomination of Mr. Hayes, Ileder the anspices of the very same persons Swh inaugurated the mov, ment at Cincinnati in 'I, that soch a course ought lien to have been oestinued in 1876. These few were composed of ,hose who knew Have, who eacre familiar with his - Mleia. anteceadnts, tendencies and sur sesdnags, and who be:ieved that he would rc weras the policy of Grant and leave the South in te ill enjo wment of her rights of local govern ment, and that to secure these and reevre our geple of the burdens and unnumbered evils of -BState g: vernments imposed on us by the . Intervention of Grant, were of far more ce than any advantage to be shared by ms through an alliance with the Natonal De ameracy. Such a course would have at least rotected as egainet the hostility and opposition o the powerful Republican party in the North, and would have arrayed in our defense the con -ervative portion of that party. The gent omen who held these views had not ailed 'to observe closely the indications in the Qnirunati Conventuim of 1876, of the large and e isined opposition oa the part of the con *lvidWe BRpublcans to the raicals and ex teeaests in that body. The gentlemen who led the opposition were t ame who had been so prominent in the or gaasion of the Liberal ReP ublcan Convention Le in the same olace in 1572. We asy mention two of them, who are now ma. ous supporters and champions of the sPreident. They are Stanley Matthews and arl Schurz. These gentlemen marshaled the ~ition to the Radical sectional extremists le by Morton and Blaine, and to the Grant iln led byvonl.iing. An? after a severe strug l they beat them with Htyes, who was aled in a square issue be!ween the Coeserva -sand Radical factions. Hayes was chosen on w pltft rmt which was adopted and ao S Sou.th in 1872. Malthews and m were pesreotly conasitent with their pre es course, on championing and adopting him es the r-epesmentative of the party which had diu suded after the deteet of Mr. Greeley in 1872. .ad the !.oth would have acted more Wisely .:-a osasistsntly if it had followed their ewaple. • -e memi.ation of Haseas was a defeat of per ust earaie, and, as facts have since proved, al e etiom wonld have secured us all that we Wr ssed Or needed from the Federal gor Ibis at least was tne nview ncl by certain per Sin the South, who suffered no small amount s aioquy for indicting the same, and were .eally a.shed into silenoe and submission by e wuerwhaelming foroe and eartaetness of the aDesmcrati party," so called, which without ·.l prinepl3 or policies, as opposed to hsee oa which Mr. Hayes was nominated-im Son all who ha hitherto ae:ed with the ~ ha eeanibnation of which it was one ot Jmaa the new party name and e e reconciled to bear these gaynat the introduction into the a.w elements, distinctions and policies had repudiated in our previous and rations, and by the character of the tyof the supporters of the ncmina ti in this state. It was the char ,Atae e.thii party in this State, ic odionu and *lemaoas gcoernment,ite persecution and plunder f peUr which left to the Liberal. and Con the desperate alternative of choosing Siween a party with somatebjectionable features .adpoici, but composea of the great mass of The , most intelligent and honestof our popu atio~s sad one which whilst as n g candi a"te unobjeutiona ble, perso..^y and poltcatly, .abIed the great majority of the very worst •a lu @ our people, and notably those who had -agg.t so muxh disgrace and desoation onour Iwm referred to , hese p catiol facts not to ra+V*S controversy, of which we have had al '_eedy toe.ach, but as embodying valuable lea -.too be co aidered in our fpltre political - aa and epeciallv applicable to our p aelitasuon adintruction as to the tinue OW sad .olic by which our State may be re a slldg r fall autonomy and to a wise, honest -'<*@ i 'i asugural and the eonstit dlatmletasbmaset fully vindicate the elaims et r the oiebe l eu fnhe epportlear w the wl;eae Greber hoed iI1R2,when he sd aasiaN the South, but he should hab the en-ourage ment and aid of the great mass of our intelligent and triotic people, to dry out his btoad, wise and benign policy, and to defect the eetional, virulent and ret tiona ly party which has de clared war Alpha him. nuch aid tl enooUa5gmtent may betendered to him, by the o.tertese of patls.oe and a spirit of tolerance tad cordial co-operation and acqui 0ee1nce in such modes of adluatment of our difi cult and iuatious "Louisiana case," as will give his assailants no grounds on which they ca oper ate to .n.ke him ; by appeaDls to slumbering partisan sions and prejo ices. I fully with ydW' in the deaunneatios of comnpron*es which .attender clear rigbht, but do not concuar in the too common phllipi against all compro mises and adjustments, which aim to determine a political conflict, as preferable to revolutionary methods and violence. Our whole government since its fotudation orignated In and has been conducted by such compromiser. oun have clearly marked the hamits and charcter istics of the compromises which freemen and the members of all political secieties may, and ought always wisely to make and ac cept. "Our fortunes are wrethed indeed. But th.ry cannot be bettered by any compromise which involves the surrender of any right or privilege we are e.ticl.. to under the conetitu tion and laws of the country." I am far, therefore, from inferring from this denunciation that you would ss.nc:tio anything hike a precipitate rejection or refusal to receive and consider a.,y practical plan 6f settling our ease, which, whilt, protecting our rights and se curing the installation of the cones:iutioual gov erument of Louisiana, would be in accord with the views of the Preident as to his duty ruder the law, and would seve no from the continuance of our pr.sent revolutionary atidlude and status. Hence, I think if the Presidlet should soad any confidettal friend aund reprresenlative to our State, with a view of ascertaining the true state of the facts and reporting the ame with lblug gestions as to the wisest mode of adjusting otr d,flieulties he or they should be received with cordial good will and with frank and friendly confidence, and in a spirit, and with an earn est sincer.ty, and desae for a peaceful and law ful adjustment. It should be borne in mind that under the Constitution and laws of the United States it is made the duty of the President to ascertain for himself the legitimacy of the gcvernmentwhich claims bis recognition. His duty on this subject is thus clearly defined by Chief Justice ransy, in the celebrated case of Laths r vs. Borden, re ported in 7th Howard. " So, too, as relates to the clause in the above mentioned artiete of this constitattle., providing for cases of domestic violence. It rested with O·ngress, too, to determine upon the means proper to be adopted to fulill this guarantee. They might, if they had deemed it meet advisa ble to do so, have placed it in the power of a court to decide when the contingency had hap pened which required the Federal government to interfere. But Congress thought otherwise, and no doubt wisely, and by the act of February 28, 1795, provided that in case f an insurrection in esy State against the government thereof it shall be lawful for the President of the United States, on application of the Legislature of snobuch Stiae. or of the Executive when the Legisla lure cannot be conver edt to call forth s:uch number of the miliuo of any other State or States as may be applied f., as he may j jigo suficient to suppress scen insurreetion. tIy this act the power of deciding whether the emetgency had arisen upon which the govern ment of the United States is bound to interfere, is given to the President. He is to act upon the a:pplica'ion of the Legislature or of the Execu live, and~ onsequently he n;set det-rmine what body of men cons'itute the Legislature and who is the Governer before he can act. The fact that both parties claim the right to the government cannot alter the case, for both cannot be entitled to It. If there is an armed conflict like the one of which we are speaking. it Is a case of donee tic violence, and one of the parties must be in insurrection against the lawful govern ment. And the President mu-t of ne cessity decide which is the government and which party is unlawtuliy arrayed agaitnt it be fore he can perform the duty imposed upon himl by the act of ongrees." In view of this statement of the law, and the duty of the President, it must be obvious that the facts and proofs of the legitimacy of,the govern ment of Governor Nicholls must be placed before the President i such tangible form as will enable him to recognize the same, or which would prac tically amount to the same, to refue re cognition of Pacxar.L To accomplish this, it may be n.cessary, and it would certainly bepropor, to consider a.d determine upon a plan of settlement which would leave no cloud or doubt of the constitut:onality or legalty of the Nichells government. I do not say that the result may not be reached other wise, but if such method should be proposed I think it ought to be received in a spirit of gener ons confdatnce and patriotic good fee:ing and good will, even if it should involve a tax upon our patience, a uerrender of partisan prejudice, a saerifice of parisan aspirations and a dessolo ion of partisan ties. A. W. IMATERIALIZATION. Washington anu Martha Pay a Vislt to our Planet.r [New York World.] A Chicago paper calling itself the B. igio 'PhJ..i.'.a. Journal contains a communicatnon from E. L. Lewis, of Cincinnati, inclosing an ex tract from a letter from his wife, dated February 19, at Memphis, Tenn., in which he says :"I am very pleasantly situated with Dr. Watson's family, who are all very lovely and harmonious. Helives in style, has a beautiful wife. and other members of the family equally interesting. I found no difficulty at all with Mrs. Miller. She is hke a met e child under my influences. Dr. Wat son is an elegant Southern gentlemen. I hbve had two seances at Dr. Watson's house with Mrs. Miller. Last evening we held the second seance in the library; about twelve or ffteen were present. We improvised a cabinet in one corner of the room, brick walls around, not a window or door near the medium. We sat there about fifteen minutes together. I then took my seat outside, near the cabinet. We sang, and Dr. Watsen offered up a beautiful prayer, and prayed especially for me; then we sang. Mrs. Watson played the organ, and we sang two or three hymns. And now, what do you think took place? Why, out came Washington with power In a moment he saw the flags with which we had adorned the cabinet. He took one and wraved it repeatedly; then took me by the arm and walked all :ound the roomt. Some of the friends present cried; some cheered; tome jumped up and down and exclaimed : "Glory to God, it is really our Washington l" He came our again and again looking splendidly, and then Martha came out also in beautiful white robes. Dr. Watson is perf-ctly delighted, and I am so pleased with my success. Oh! who can doubt, after witnessing such manifestations under such test conditions? We are expecting a great time on the aj proaching 22d. I have met with treat kindness and attention, and will simply say, " Oh! I am so happy, so happy !" The Varieties for Rent. Contrary to tie general belief, the present management of the Varieties Theatre will not retain the directi m of this theatre for ano her year, for in our advertisement column it will be noticed that the thea re, one of the handsomeet in the country, is advertised for rent for the sea. son of 1877-iS. It is to be hoped that some enterprising and able manager witl set ure this institution, which ean be made profitable by sagacious administra tion. The subject is an interestag one, to which we may recur when we have a leisure moment to devote to it. Brrarrr's FLavoanio Errnacrs.- The supers ori y of these exzracls consists in their perfee purity pwci rat resngQL They aeewaaesd r frm the poisonos. oils and acids whih ae. ter into tihr eaps ie of many at the facitkou *ten Awvss naw I tihe maret They em a 0lg Wh, OUR WA~HINQGTON LEITER. An Impartial Pieture of Our Actual and Aeting President. His Evident Intentions, Magnificeut Op portunt.tes and Threatened Dangers. [Speoial Correspondence N. O. Demoota'.1 WasnIN.rTOt, March 7, 1877. For some weeks I have been giving you vague hints and shadowy premonitions of wondrous things to come in the politics of the near future. I might have been more speciflo at times, but for certain inhibitions offoonfldence which my friends frequently accused me ot stretching beyond the limit, as it was. But now it is admissible for me to say that I watched that little 8 to 7 operation with greater composure than the general run of Democrats or of men acting with the Democratic party; and that when the result was finally reached and announced, 1 did not regard the country as being half eo n arly ci nsigned to the demmtion cow-wows as did most of our l)i-mo cratic friends. I had a rais, n d'etre. And 1 con templated the etrivn:n .f Mcoton, Z.achariah, Blaine, the Cameroms, ie a1, wilh emotion. very similar to thoio which animated the bosom of the traditional Frenchman whose good spouse woke him up in the middle of the iight, wiii the standing announcnomqut that there was A BIRtiiOTA IN ,lSE IInorsi. "Are you sure there is a burglar in the li use, ma c',r::?" inquired the lrenchnaln. "Ye] , yeo, I know there is; don t yvu lea him ?' "Well," rejoined the Frenchman, "be careful not to disturb the good man in his operations. Let him search the house thoroughly. Then, if he finds anything, we will get up and take it away from him!" Thus we observe that the burglars before men tioned searched our political house thoroughly, and when they had found a Presidency we got upand-well let the history of th~ future finish the application of the anesdote. It is a trifle too early yet even to speak by the card. Thus far we have only the inaugural to go upon as an accomplished fact, though before this reaches you we shall have had Cabinet nomina tions and other practical demonstrations of pol icy whioh will leave no room for doubt or cavil as to W11 HAYSS I-, and what kind of a President he means to be. It is not my pntrpseo to spill any useless tears or waste any futile invective upon the methods by which Hayes was made Presadent, nor to lspoil any valuable paper with a dissertstion upon the defects in his title to that oftice. You are a Demn scratic newspaper. I am a purveyor of facts at a meagre s.aary. I anli give you the facts. Yen can print them or not, a- you please, and I shall not con piain so long as the meagre salary is forlthcoming. But I propose to speak of Mr. Hayes as the President of the United States, by virtue of a title which nobody seems to think do. festive enough to warrant an attempt to deprive him of it by the only mcthol that ever has been known to amount to anything in tle practi cal affairs of men--that is to say the G.)d-oi: ILKW OF SUtPtiRIOt FORCe. Fou may as well bow to to his doctrine. It ii the doctrine that men have been .owing to ever mince Cain knocked his weaker relative in the head, and it is the doctrine to wh:eh mankind will continue to bow. I am a devout believer in the doctrine of brute force. Having consumed so phnch of your valuable space in an exegeg of the conditions ruder which Mr. Hayes lige the Presidency, I shall dismiss that part of the subject, and in the course of my correspondence shall not be likely to refer to it again, unless some of his executive acts should prove of such a character as to suggest reminisences of the origin of his tenure. To beg:n with, Mr. Hayes is a man of clean mind, and, as politicians run nowadays, of EIXEPTIONALLY PURE PURPOSES. In busintes transactions he is scrupulously exact-so exact that most men call him " close," if not stingy. He is likewise thoroughly honest, and has slwaey been known as a man whose word for a traneaction or for the payment of a sum of money is as good as his bond or his note of hand. Socally, he is a genial, taiative companion, but he has a faculty of talking a good deal without saying much in the way of committal or betrayal of himself upon any topic of importance. IN IS DOCMESTIC RELATIONS Hayes is a woman's ideal of a good husband, and a child's dream of an indulgent parent. Add to these characteristics a gentle, patient manner; and a modest, unaggressive air, and you have a fair conception of Mr. Hayes as a man and a sit izen. In politics hehas always been that noblest work of God, an AVAILABLE CANDIDATE. Raged the sterms of party strife never so fierce ly, howled the tempest of factional discord never so wildly, when all other cadididates have been tried and found wanting, there has been Hayes; ever bland, ever serene, ever with a clear re cord, ever available-because he always kept his own counsel, and, if not everbedy's friend, at least nobod.'s enemy. So he has been nominated to many offices, and always as the oandidate of compromise and tie exponent of peace within his party; never as the candidate of a strife nor as the result of a victory; and with one solitary exception, he has always been elected and always by the skin of his teeth. Banning beat him for Congress in 1872-by a scrtch. THE WHISKY RING beat Hayes that year, not because it hated Hayes or loved Banning, but in order to teach a certain element in the Repubican party of that District at that time that it was not healthy to fight the Ring. With this exoption Hayes has always been successful. HIs luck would sink a ship if ,uck were a cargo and hfe a sea. Political honors have fallen upon him, and I don't believe he could have dodged them if he would. Fortunes have fallen to him here and there like ripe apples falling from the tree and hitting one on top of the unsuspecting head. Genius has never rattled him, nor has a great mind weighed him down. Neither yet is he a mediocrity; much lees sttpid. His is one of those steady, safe, cven and equal minds, not high nor de p, but of fair surface, and without crags or chasms. Lfe to him is what battle is to the English soldier, "a plain case of patient give and take, and let's see who'll stand it longest," as a delightful historian has written. Thus a general imapresaion has prevsaed in Ohio, where slcw the =an waakmowwpto1$8l5, " the mtanows " would ever " mistake him for a whale," it was thought. BUT EAYUS WAS NOT INDOL*NT. He was sfmply quiet. When he had anything to do he went and did it, without beating any gongs to announce his approach, and without sounding his own horn when he had done. When he had nothing to do he retired to his own home and de voted himself to Mrs. Hayes and the babies. In the war he was not a Murat, nor a Ney, nor a Lord Hill, nor a Maitland. He did not win laa rele, but his men all liked him. He did not be stride a curveting charger and tear madly along a line of battle, because he was meat of the time stationed where there were no lines of battle to speak of. But he always kept his men well in hand, well fed, well clothed, well armed, and when he had fighting to do he did it as well as he knew how, and with as little fuss as possible. liHe was a SAFE RORT OF A BRIOADIER GENERAL. Daring the late canvass I heard orators any and read in newespipers that Mr. Hayes was an ignoramus. This a as altogether untrue. He is not a philosopher like Jrfferson, not an orat,.r like John QJincy Adamns, nor a pedtantic scholar lihe Btuchanan. But there has n' ver 1 c.l a man of truer culture.-in the plain seeo) of the terml-of wider information, or of more thorough and car: ful readi,-g, in the preesidential chair than Mr. hIayes. fi( ic, in f.,', a bI;o)isih mall, fond of hterary co'v,,,sainm a5nt, at home in a I brary. One of his warius:t friur;elu is Ainsworth It. Spct ford, the libra:iau of Congress; and -pcfftrd himnerf .s bblliology incarnated. N iw I have drann a fw roug i ouiuhes of the man, and you can finl in and color the picture to suit yourself. I have a weakucss f r bookish men and hcd a theory that a man wh') loves "o;oks is invariably houest. Garfield is the most remarkable , i*ep tion to the rule that ever crossed my observation. But Hayes is not an exception to my rule. It is a1l very well to talk about a high sense of patriot ism which should have moved Hayes to declive the presidency in view of the circumstances ud der which it was held out to him. But men do not d:cline presidencies as a matter of fact, Far ticalarly when their title to the lffice is ACQUIESOZD IN Bn TSE OPPOI5TON, to all practical intents and purposes. It is, there fore, not good sense to talk of Hayes laving stolen the presidency. He has rather picked it up in the road, and as nobody appears to take it away from him, I shcu'd say he had a right to it. Suppose we print a small advertisement, thus : LOST--A Presidency of the United Staten This valuable article was lost sometime between No vember 8, 17iti, and March 3, 1877, owing to a lack of due diligK nuc e o the part of the owner. The finder will plsee return this valuable artiote to the owner at N . 14 Gtramiercy Park, New York. As a reward for returning the sauns, the fiuder will be kicked dwwn the front steps. But if he does not chor. to return the article to the proper owter lno «testios will be aekSd, and no fuss will be maude about it. Now, do you nuppoee any flllow, having read that advert:sement, wo ild feel bound to return the lost article to the individual who sat up such a feeble and ill-condirioced claim to its owner shp ? I.in't say that Hayes his stolen the pres idency. Say, rather, that our poor old Uncle Sammy lost it in the middle of the road.-as old men frceq tiuly lose their p.cketbooks, by ab --nt-miniedly mistatiog a crease in the breeches for the entrance to t:; ir pockets. elayes has picked it np ; and so long as he has no more in ducements to return it to the owner than he has now, and, moreover, so long as he is devoting :he article ;o as geoo it not better usoesthan the rightful ownenr wiuihd, 1 shouild say ho ought to keep it, and that no right-minded man ought to accuse him of havin5 stolen It. But no sooner is our unel:cted President count ed in than he turns about ard coSForNDS TTIE COtNTEaRS. Wherefore there is w'eping and wailing, and the sound of the ram's horn is heard at Jericho; even inl the Senate; for Blaine and Morton are sore on the top of their heads, gnash their teeth end refuse to be comforted. These fellows nominated Hayes under the supposition that he was a weak, plastic man whom they could use, and a nice, rcspectable man in whose shadow they could do a great deal of stealing. And they counted him in nuder the same bailucination. These red-mouthed Radicals have better ground for proceeding against him on charge of having obtained goods under false pretenses than the Democrats have for charging him with having stolen the Presidency. For the very first thing he does-yea, while yet a blood hcund cou:d take his track on the threshold of the White House-he raises hell with the whole bread and batter brigade, smashes the caucus s!ate to smithereens, tears up the bloody shirt, sits down on Eliza Pimkston. kicks J. Madison Wells down the front steps, and orders his waiter to hand him the archives of the Confederacy to aid him in selecting his cabinet I Among other strange and miraculous things, he names Carl Schurz for Secretary of the In terior, and I am told that Schurz's confirmation will be opposed in the Senate. I have inquired .bout this opposition, and I find it proceeds from -orton, Blame, Sargent, Cameron and John Patterson. I have a great notion to accuse Schnrz of having hired this gang to oppose him in order to make himself solid once more with the intelligence and respectability of all parties ! There has been no love lost between Schurz and your correspondent for some time. I could not be induced to bet on him; but I always copper that gang, and it in order to copper them I have to bet Schurz to win, I will stake my last nickel on him, and then pawn my coat to lengthen out the bet. Truly, the poisoned chalice which the conspir ators flled fqr the country has been COMENDEOD TO THEIR OWN LIPS. The man whom they counted in because they thought he was weak and weuld be as clay in their hands, turns and canfronts them like An drew Jackson risen from his tomb. It is very wonderful. The age of mir.a~les is come again. Hail to the President who, with the worst title by which that office ever was heid, begins his administration with the best, bravest and wisest policy ever thundered from the east portico of the capitol. L-t him stick to it; and verily, he will not want for support; for in six months his enemies wil 1 be his triends, and those who re e sted him will be found at his back ready to sustain him unto the end. If he follows out the path blazed by THAT METEOR-LIKE INIAGURAL, that straight, sudden track of the white light of peace and good-will athwart the darkened hea v-n of our politic=, Returning Boards, Eliza Pinkston and Joe Bradley will be forgotten in three months, and it will be said thrt at the last moment Divine Providence turned the devices of the wicked again-t themselves. It is useless to preach great principlesto a starving man. It will he fu'ile to talk to the Sonuhern people about Hayes being a frauddlent President if he recog nizes Nicholls and Hampton, aend takes the bay onet from their throats. THAT HE WILL DO. And I know enough of the temper of the South ern people to know that, if he came in the charae ter of a deliverer from niggerism and carpet-ba gery, the South would have welcomed his tanicme majesty with open arms. If Hal'e stiaek to bis test, he will become the I ?test of Presidenat mace the first. if tif e Itcrs " , here will haf to be s ip t. t iiat NEWS BY MAIL. THU EXTRA SESSION. Fresident Hayes says it will be called by June. [Special dispatch to the World.] itAsnixorox, March 7.-It has been decided to call an extra session of Ongrese. The only point unsettled is the date of convening the session. aMessrs. Rice and Banning, of the Ohio delegation, called on the President to-day and asked him if the session would be called right away or at a later day, as they desire to know, in order that they ight remain, or return to their hmes In OhL9. The President repled that an erra see. stien was inevitable, and that his present belief was that it would be called on June 1, bu that the date had not been settled, and would be con. sidered by th ; Cabinet and himself as soon as more pressing matters were diepored of. THE .WASHINGTON TUFT-IIUINTERS, Maneuverlns for Olnrces in the Presiden tial Gift' [Aplecral Diepaceh to he World.] WAsitIToroN, March 7.-h-'e number of viei t.ors at the White House to-day was very large. The ante-rooms were crowded with Senators, members, oftio-seekers anl ffilce holders. It was not until thl crowd weoe notified that none but oficitels would bla rect iced that they d:e persed. Alllong tie d ll".tiion in ieas one headed by ex-tenator Robirtson, of SoNutl Careliua, to re*quest the withdrawal of tro:,l, fromn that Mtato and the rccogni:i in of Ilaullpton. Ilt was arcompaunied by Judge Mackey, ex-8epubhicau (loverlor Soltt and other, who hv h hve I:retofore actd withe Republicn p the Iteputlicai parly of tie State. Tl'oe Louisiana Rllturnnlqg Board, headedc by MId iin Wills. also calhttd but foiled to obtain ad misesito. Every lmutllier of the bhoard is a candi datl for a Fed<ral itice. Well, wanits to b CnIll: ctor (f New Orlrnes n ul Casna.avo Naval Oflicar of the port. THE RADICALS. What they Propose to do with the South ern question. [Special to N. Y. Herald.] Wasuizorot, March 7.-As to the Southern lurestion most of them premise a general sup pdit They are willing to let the new policy hve as trial, but "do tot be in a hurry.' So they now propose to send a committee to New Orleans to investigate and to report to the Pr, sl dent what he aready knows. But while the cotmttee is there is there It may as well fix things up harmontiouly for the Repub.ican party, and make a bargain with the poor Nicholls men that theey shall send a Republican or two to the United States Senate, for the sake of harmony, of caure. Lnd then comes a mild suggestion-Why not let the Nicholls Legislature elect Kellogg to the Senate ? the Packard men have idready elected him. Thht weqld be a compromise and make everything harmonious. Of course snoh sug gestions are only thrown out casually, but they are ropea'cd and pressed, and the men whol urge them know very well the result of such a demand. l, would be refused in New Orhkans, and then would come another deadiock and more delay, ..nd all the tdaje the Federal troops would be su taining Packard, and at this rate they shrewdly see that Packard may be made to last for many months, anti perhaps at lt they might even have the good luck of an outbreak in L ,nislana, which would give new cause for interfcrence,.put P'aekard m actual possession and rev.vo the cry cf the bloody shirt. JUDGE KEY. ills Nomination a Masterly etroke on the Part of Hayes. [special to Cinci.n.ti Commercial.] WVsmUieiTOs, March 8.-To-day Postmaster General Key received a large number of letters and dispatches from his old friends and tellow Confederates in the South, all rejoicing that he hall sgreed to accept toe position. A member of the Tennessee Legislature writes that only one member is disposet to crilcise Key's course, and hi only because he fears that it will result in building up an administration party in Tennes see, which wi.l sweep the State. Another Ten nesseean writes that he now believes Hayes is a better man than Tilden, and that i is better fcr the South to have him President. A minister writes that le is preparing a ser mo.n in which he refers to Hayes as a Christian gentleman, worthy of the support and esteem of the Southern people in his tfforts to bring peace to the land and good-will to all the people. It is plain from the tenor of these letters and dis patches that the appoin:ment of Judge Key l.as made a profound impression at the South. One of the oldest and wealthiest citizens of Tennes see telegraphed that Hayes haswon the Southern heart by a stroke such as can only be made once in a lifetime. In all these letters there is not a word of criticism or dissent : all are happy in what they esteem an extension of the olive branch. Their surprise at this recognition' is equaled by their gratitude. THME SENATE. Important I'olnts Scored and Advanta ges Gained by the Democrats. [Special to the Courier-Journal ] W.\SHrsroTON, March 8.-The Democrats scored two imp xtant points in the Senato to-day. They managed to have both Mr. Morgan, of Alabama, and Mr. Grover, of O-egon, swore in. There has been some talk of an investigation in re spect to thes gentlemen, but it will amount to nothing at all. They are in for six years each, anlI the Democratic strength in the Senate is now thirty-four, with chances for one more Senator from South Carolina, and two mere fr.mm Louisiana. The vote is so close now that all the Republicans have to be in place is order to assure a party triumph on any vote, and there is a good chance of defeating any very ultra or extreme Radical measure that may be proposed. The effeqt is to make the Senate really a conserv ative body. In ability add intellectual force, the accessions to the Democratic ranks, of late, are very great. Harris, Hill, Whyte, Wallace, La mar and Beck are a powerful reinforcement to the old set and the preponderance of ability is now with the Democrats. MR. WASHBURNE. He Has Come Home Purely on Private Business. (N. Y. Tribune.] In conversation with a Tribune reporter on Tuesday evening, Mr. Washburne said his visit had no politioal import. He had come home for a brief stay, purely on matters of private busi ness. He was to take the evening train for Maine, where the family homestead was and where three of his brothers were living. Then he should go to Galena, his home in IIlinois, to pass a few days with his townspeople. If he went to Washington at all, It would not be within a week. He had no anowledge (f any change be ing under consideration in the French mission, and there was no foundition for associating his came with cabinet rumors. He intended to re turn to Paris early in April. Mr. Washburne said he had watched the course of the recent campaign with great interest. He considered the reeu.t a just one, and while at time the situa tion appeared serious, he had been confident from the-first outbreak of partisan feeling that there would be an amicable settlement. ROSCOE CONKLING. Me Sides with Hayes and Demolishes Brother Blaine. [Special to Cincinnati Enquirer.] WASHINrTON, March 8.-The indications to night are that Hayes will beat the politicians. Indeed, most of them have fallen into line to-day and are beginning to throw up their hats for Hayes. To the amazement of the Senate, (enk ling, in a very strong speech in the lenate, turned up as champion.of the Administration, and punished Blaine and Morton unmercifully without calling either one by name. After re marking that it was quite possible for suck a body as the Electoral (ldeoide on purely legal not go behia6 irtasin - . tie proseeded admissilon of Kellogg, and at the same time knifung Blaine and Morton. The effort is called one of the best Cookhng ever made. He has been thinking it over In his mind for a week back, and his speech to-day is the first payment on a debt with aeeorned interest which Conkling ha been treasuring up agailst Blaine for ten years ever since the two had their personal qurrrel in the House, when both indulged the most oppro bloue epithets alowable, and abused each other so seuudly that the two hal never spoken since, It is conceded here to-night that Coubiling has paid back to a very large instalment of the debt, for taking advantage or Biaine's blunder in trying to bull-dose the Administration, ote has built ap am apparently impassible barrier between Blaine and the Administration. It was noticeable yesterday while Blaine was speaking that Conkling's face were the peculiar sardonic snile it always wears when he means mischief, and that he was jotting down every vulnerable point in lilsine's argu ment, To-day he pieroed ,very vulnerable point, and has left Blaino Aors dii nobeit. 8tanley Matthews is accredited to-day with the remark that Blaine had cut himself out irretrievably. This is more than probable, f-r Matthews is not likely to forget Blaine'a attack on him personpllyv end will undoubtedly use all his ilflaci-ce to pre vent Blaine from agalu getting tIo.r t. throne. Ilaine's frie ndi iare arvod lo tn muchI so that Justice M Ilhr went o hIin t..lday atnd told him he had made a mid: kc. Htayre osn sclturz. [Special to Chic go Times.] Wtreals roN, March 8. hre. Ilayev a epcisily auxinus to ecutlrn the co:ni1ition of Mr. riehur., ntii upon this anl jt lt f hr i e F i tO nr since he has been inauigte , t] h" L v Le' d conaidoershbl.e Im .i!itienh n~iId ti . i. +t i. itol.t lipunll ;oans who huve caled ilp ,i lan t, pret igai.iust Selurz irve been rec.vId;l ýery cioldlv l o see ril pro. testarts to-day hl a'i.t: " I lueinw what I am do ing. My nmi. t1 ma ie lp. I wu-wh to see Mr. bh lurl'e civil s.i.vice ih,.-i lu i tto practical opCraiou un le mry oi uit'ii!rahin, and nU')" ort of mine shall be sparl to secure them." bI0.LEPIl~ ,lR COMPANIBw4 Are Respon-ible for the Property to Their Passengers. ([orreepondenoe Chicago Times.) RVomINOTON, Iowa, March 6.-The Circuit Oourt of Das Moines county, Judge John B Drayer, to-day rendere'~a judgment against the Pullman Palace Car Company and in favor of T. W. Barbydt, of this city, for $112 85. The jadg ment was apon the verdict of a jury in a suit brought by Harhydt to recover damages fur property stln from him while a passenger in a 'allmau ear on two occasions. The first was in December, 1879, When $90 in money was stolen from his berth while asleep during his joarney bi OChitags to Burlington, and the seend was In July, 1b74, when a hand esaoel and valuable contlent were stolen roma the set in the day time, whle creasing in the ferry at Detroit. The but was commenced in the fall of 1874.but only reached a trial at this term. The plaintiff alleges that the defend ants are liable ahe ommon crrri.irs, and this the defendants deny. The suit occupied several days in trial, and Is to be regarded with lnterest as being the first cas. of the class tried in lowa. The court refqyed all of he instiuciior s asked by the counsel for bloh parties, and gave inetruc lions f his own to the jury, substantially as foi. laws: 1. If a person purchases a fi:et-c"Les railroad tiotet and a ticket for a aleping car berth the owner of the seeeping car is under obligations to furnish suitable taouities and means to him for sleeping and to take charge of and secure the sefety of his personal efftcts, to the extent that is reasonable and prudent for a man to take with him while traveling, while he is asleep, and that if the jury find that the plaintiff purchased a first-clase raitroad ti kot, and a sleeping car ticket from the defndants, and that while he was asleep any of his money was stolen, they shall find for the plaintiff. 2. The court instructs the jury that during the day, whie a passenger is up and awake and able to control and care for his own property, the sleeping-car company are not under the same ob ligaion to care for his property. If the jury ind that the plaintiff lost any propoerty during the daytime, while he was up, the defendants are nOt liablefor any part of such property. There is little doubt that the defendants wi I appeal to the Supreme Court, where their liabili tiese as custodians of the property of their pa. sengere in this State will be reviewed and deflued. uxYICO. Diego Alvarez In tht Fleld-A D lemma for Cengress. [By Cab!e to the lHerald.] CITY oF IIxtxoo, March 1, via hrYana, March 7.-Peaee reigns, so far as is known, throughout the country, excepting in the State of Guerrero. where Gea. Dhn Diego A varez is in arms against the government of Porfirio Diaz, and in favor of Jose Maria Igleias. At first Alvarez appeared to accept the situation, but finally concluded to "pronounce" against the government which has come into power through the instrumentality of the "p.an of .uxtepeo." Tne present General Alvarcz, ii a son of old General Don Juan Alvarez, the contemporary of Guerrero (after whom the State of that name is called), Bravo, It:rbile, Santa Anna and the other heroes of Mexico,'s truggle for independ ence. Jaan Alvares established for himself in Guerrera an independent patriarchial form o governments sometimes in accord and sometimes othrrwise wi h the general government. Th present General Don Diego Alvarez is not regularly educated military man, but has had ex tensive experience at the side of his father, wh was popularly known as "The Tiger," when, several oocasions the latter opposed by forca arms the ambitions schemes of Santa Anna un at last the dictator marched a formidable to against Acapulco, bombarded the casetle obliged Alvarez to come to terms. The preliminary meeting of the new Nati Congress took place the day before yesterd when a temporary organization was effto The 6endition of the country is such that meet unremitting attention on the part of grea will be required to place public affair even a tolerable footing. The public raven are in a deeperate state, and their eoll neither fqthalfly nor efaiently carried out. very large arUed forces that are still under of the Government eat up every dollar that Secretary of the Treasury on reach, and worst of 4t is that if the Government should band the anxiiary troops they would, u penedfrequeatl before, take the field a bs of different kinds againt the very adm Lion which they have sailed into nower. withstanding the energy of Diaz he- will hav guard against the machina ione of a powerful ac, ion. A party of robbers made a raidu o the store of Mr. Silverstone, on River, near Paris, the other day, but it so happened that a party of five or six men were in the store at the time, who had been out hunting horse thieves, and the raiders met with a warm reception one having been killed outright and another wounded. The man who met with such a sudden and unexpected death is one Addison, who stood at the time of his death indicted for arson. He was also chief actor in the jail delivery in this place last year. He was recap tured, howeler, and had given bond for his appearance. Terribly sarcastic father: "Now I must bid you good night, Mr. John, for I have an engagement. But say, wh don't you stop and take breakfast wi, us some morning.; you always go a an hour or two before it is ready.'" [Harper's Weekly. . hat Grani.ohooses to adcU ito . resources he written, a vol uE.s oft Sherman