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Ike Friendly Republicans' Advise
t7eobomnement of Election.
Iuo.ratle Senators Unanimously
Advise Immediate Action.
[(pertli to N. O. Demorat.]
WaitInxoroN, March 12.-Eustls de
*4l0s me to state, in view of the tele
raml seat earlier, that he has not de
ied to influence the Ligislature, and
that all telegrams he has sent have
,been at the instance of other Louistana
gentltemen here.
Oat Gibson's action is sufficiently
.,explained on the ground that, after
rnrkling's speech, many who had
hitherto believed it, good policy to elect
Soenator immediately to contest Kel
togg, concluded that, in view of the im
possibility of Kellogg being seated, it
would be well to wait until the Logisla
ture was organized on a basis beyond
dispute before electing.
It is doubtful whether Senators
elected by the Nicholls' Legislature, as
at present constituted, will be admitted,
even though Kellogg should be ousted.
Os the other band, the Democratic
Saators here almost unanimously ad.
ire the election of a Senator to com
plete the record in the case now before
the Senate.
t The advice for delay comes mainly
--om Republican sources, which, how
,er, are friendly to our interests, and
-i aeoordance with the President's pol
'etween two such divergent advices
.t may be hard for our Legisiture to
deolde; but in deliberating, it dhould be
borne in mind that if there is a partial
danger of Kellogg being seated, it
rises from the fact that he-is here with
aprima facie ease, and not regularly
contested by any Senater elect, holding
under credentials for ~the same term.
Shall the Legislature Elect a Sena
tor to Oplfose Kellogg's
Changes of Opinion on the Advisna
bility of an ElectionI.
The Democratic Leaders :at LaIst
Unite in Advising an
, (peeail to N. O. Democrat.]
WAsanroooN, March 12.--There is great
ooatfusaon in our councils here relative
to the advisability of the Legislature of
Louisiana electing a Senator to oppose
the pretensions of Kellogg. There have
been some remarkable changes of
opinion from day to day on this im
portant point.
Last Wednesday Mr. Eustis, at the
seggestion of Gen. Gibson, telegraphed
to Gov. Nicholls advising an immediate
election of Senator; but later Gibson,
Ellis and Levy joined in a telegram ad
"i'ing delay.
To-day other conferences hAvo been
held here, and it has developed that the
following Democratic Senators uncon
ditionally favor an imtiedlate electron,
In older to complete the record in the
enufb: Eaton, Bayard, Saulsbury, Wal
eoae, handolph, Thurman, McDonald,
Lamar, Gordon, Jones of Florida, and
Beck. These are all whose views I have
directly ascertained. But I cannot find
any authentic information that any
Democratic Senator seriously opposes
the policy of an immediate election of a
"Sghtor. BIELL.
nly Thirty Senators Will Vote to
Seat Him.
l~is Case Will be Postponed Until
the Regular Session.
. Strength of the Two Parties in
the Senate.
([Swcial to N. O. Denmocrat.]
WAsagInoTO, March 12.-The Senate
Committee on Elections and Qualifla
tlons decided to-day to report favorably
on Kellogg's credentials by a strict
party vote. The chairman of this com
mittee, Morton, was instructed, in ac
SRidaace with this report, to introduce
the following resolution, to be sub
maitted to the Senate to-morrow:
A' e dled, That William Pitt Kellogg
Is prma facie entitled to be admitted
-5_ hisest as a Senator from the State
Is L.ouiaiana, and that the oath be now
adminaltered to him."
I ee no reason to change the esti
'ils8te of the probable action of the en
ate heretofore made in these dirpatehes.
rai mf bis a Saine of "mmedi
aste odieleon, but a eaetuil canvas of
~ F~veshhug
gin to-morrow, and after running on a
day or two, be ended by a motion to
postpone it, whioh will take the whole
case over to the regular session in De
coember. Kellogg's case will undoubted
ly In the end be laid over.
It is barely possible that a resolution
that he be not admitted could pass.
tish a reselutiqn will not be offered uu
less Conkling should choose that me
thod of settling the matter, in which
eveat, of course, the Democrats would
vote with him.
There are now thirty-two Democrats
and thirty-five Republican Senators in
their seats, besides Davis, who will act
with the Democrats on this question.
This leaves the Republicans only two
majority on a party vote. onkling
will vote against Kellogg; this would
mtak a tie, and in that event Wheeler is
morally certain, in- view of the known
desites of Mr. Hayes, to vote against
seating Kellogg. The weight of prob
ability is, however, that Christiancy,
Jones of Nevada, and Edmunds would
refrain from voting on the questign at
all, or if they did vote, to vote against
the seating of Kellogg. This would
bring the vote to about my figures;
that is, that Kellogg eannot get more
than thirty votes at the outside on the
direct question of seating him under the
resolutions to be proposed by Morton's
committee. BUEL..
Simon Cameron will Resign His
Seat in the Senate to His
Son, Don.
Blain Di.t*Eating aid Trying to
. Curry Favor at the White
q1es Demands More Time for the De
tve~pment of alits Seuthern Policy
He will More Slowly,
but Surely.
(Special to N. O. Demoorat.1
WAsmrNGTOx, March 12.-The reported
resignation of Simon Cameron from the
Senate is confirmed. The old man is
dlisusted with the present aspect of
a.its, and his soe wants to try his
h#ad in the Senate Thr awhile; so old
Simon resigns and orders his Logisla
ture at Harrisburg to elect his son Don
to succeed him.
Blaine's friends are making strenuous
efforts to get him into favorat.the White
House. If there is any virtue in dirt
eating Blaine will soon be Hayes' chief
The President seems to think, judg
ing from the remarks he made to
day, that there is a disposition
shown to crowd him on the
Southern question. He did not
manifest any impatience, but said, very
decidedly, that he must be allowed time
for so important a movement as that of
withdrawing troops from Louisiana and
South Carolina, and that it was better
to be a little slow but sure than to take
steps that might have to be retraced.
There is no foundation for the rumor
that the President intends to appoint
Judge Spofford, of Louisiana, to sue
ceed Davis on the Supreme Bench. This
appointment will not be made for sev
eral weeks, and has not yet been even
considered by the President. BUELL.
[From Our Evening Edition of Yesterday.]
The Cabinet Unanimously Indorse
Wheeler and a lixed Committee of Dem.
cerats and Republicans to Visit the
Southern States and Re.
port to Hayes.
[Spcial to N. O. Demoorat.]
WAsHINGTON, March 12.-The Cabinet
held a short session this morning, at
which a general and informal discus
sion of the situation was had, but
no special question was con
sidered. The general Southern policy
foreshadowed by Hayes in his inaugu
ral and intimated by him in conversa
tions with Penn, Gibson and others
since his inauguration, meets the unani
mous and cordial indorsement of the
Cabinet. It cannot be accurately stated
what specific steps will be taken in
furtherance of this policy. It is pretty
well established that as soon as
the Senate adjourns, Vice Presi
dent Wheeler, at the head of a
mixed commission of Republicans and
Democrats, will make a tour of the
South with the view of ascertaining for
themselves the condition of the country
and the state of public feeling, and re
port the same to the President.
They a3 w by ed aty vZEs m
Val!br iill
morrow that Kellogg has a .rima facie
right to admission as a Senator from
Louisiana, and should be immediately
sworn in. The Democratic members
will present a dissenting report.
The Cabinet Sworan I.
WAssmNOTON, March 12.-The new
Cabinet was sworn in by Judge Cartier.
Subsequently there was a general con
versation, preliminary to the first regu
lar meeting to.morrow.
The National Repubtlean.
WAsnzwOTON March l.-The Republi
can closes an elaborate article on Louis
iana and South Carolina with the follow
ing: " However, the policy of the Ad
ministration will soon be made known.
As observed above, the matter will be
submitted to the Cabinet to-morrow,
after which the President will, no doubt,
listen attentively to the suggestions of
all who come to make them. He will
then again counsel with his Cabinet on
Friday, and after that take such steps
as may be deemed expedient.
The Vlews of Ex-Gov. Seolt as to Hamp,
tont's Elect on.
WASnwNOTO, March 12.--Ex-Gov.
Scott, of South Carolina, in a published
letter, concedes Hampton's election
and favors his recognition in order to
secure peace and prosperity.
In the course of the letter, (Gov. Scott
states that the Chief Justice of the State,
Moses, and his associates, Justices Wil
lard and Wi ight, recognized lIampton
by making requisitions on him for their
salaries and accepting the money.
Garfield Withdraws.
Cor.UuMus, March 12.-A telegram was
received here yesterday from James A.
Garfield, withdrawing his name as a
Senatorial candidate.
Editor Democrat-In common with
your numerous readers, I fully appre
oiate the firm and manly stand taken
by you on the political questions of the
day. On the present occasion allow
me to return you my thanks for your
able reply to the sophistical arguments
of "A. W."
It is jtnt such "exercise of patience
and asplrt of tolerance " recommended
by "A. W." that has strengthened our
chains and left us to the mercy of our
enemies inl the past. Promises do not
assume performance. Deeds are better
than words. As you remark, "the
President understands the Louisiana
case thoroughly; there is not
a feature of it of which he
is ignorant." Why then does
the President keep soldiers here. He
has the power to remove them (since by
the grace of Joe Bradley he is admitted
to be President) and ought instantly do
it. This single step would restore peace
and good order to our State and end the
farce of a Packard dynasty. If it is the
duty of the United States to protect and
advances usurpers let, the United States
honor and reward Packard. We will
none of him. Every honest man in this
State sickens at the name of compro
mlse. Our Governor has been elected
by the people and the people intend to
keep) him. UOUTI.iERNItR.
Strong e.flnpielonI that It was Dehtr.ayed
by Explosion.
[N. Y. Herald.j
Sr. Jon-s, N. F., March 1.-The story
of the wreck of the Washington can
only be surmised from the data fur
nished by the date of her departure
from port and the flrding of the debris
and mutilated bodies on the coast.
Judging from these the loss of the ship
was due to causes which the most ex
pert seamanship could not avert. On
the 18th of January the George Wash
ington left Halifax for St. Johns with a
general cargo. She could scarcely have
been forty-eight hours at sea when a
strong breeze commenced to blow from
the south and veered in a few hours to
the southwest, Whether this wind had
the effect of diverting the ship from her
course is a question that will remain
forever in doubt, as none of her passen
gers or crew survive to tell the story.
All that is known of her fate can be told
in a few words.
On the 23d and 24th of January sonm,
of the inhabitants of Gulch Cove, neoa
French Mistaken Point, discovered oi
the bench some articles of bedding and
the toilet marked in large red letters,
"S. S. George Washington," and about
the same time thirteen dead bodies were
drawn out of a gulch into which they
had been washed by the sea. Later on
several fragments of human bodies
were picked up--legs, arms and heads
bearing unmistakable evidence of hav
ing been torn violently from the trunks.
The flesh on these dtsjesta membra ap
peared in some cases to be parboiled,
and over the faces of some of the re.
covered bodies hung large pieces of
scalp, while the brain protruded from
every part of the battered skulls. No
more is known of the awful oatasyrophe
that hurried the passengers and crew of
the unfortunate steamer into eternity.
Harvestpllr In Louisiana.
While strolling down Canal street,
passing before Eyrich's window, our eye
,as attracted by a beautiful painting
representing evidently a harvest scene
in Louisiana, as could be easily dis
cerned by the Creole look of the fif
teenth amendments who are pictured
as loading carts with cow-pea vines, and
the admirably painted cypress trees in
the background. Upon closer inspec
tion we found out that the painting
which had seduced our eye was Mr. Ju
lio's "Harvesting Cow-Pea Vines in
Louisiana." It was scarcely neces
sary for the artist to name
the subject of his chef d'oeuvre, as
everything is so perfectly natural that
there can be no mistake. We particu
larly compliment Mr. Julio upon the
admirable pose of the mules, the life
like holding of the reins by the driver,
and the "natural" of the darkey who,
pitch-fork in hand, bends down to pick
the cow-pea vines.
The cypress trees in the back-ground
are perfect, and nobody acquainted
with Louisiana scenery could fail to be
moved by the remarkable counterfeit.
We forbear speaking of the admirable
management in the coloring, for fear of
shocking the modesty ef our artist.
Th Q. o
nseas of the supreme COeue Judges Larns
In magry.
[Speeola to the N. Y. World.]
MowrfcafLo, N. Y., March 7.- Justices
Miller, Strong and Bradley were hanged
in efMy in the park in front of the
court-bouse in this town on Tuesday.
Strong was hanged on the right Brad
ley in the centre and Miller on the left.
The inscription on the placard attached
to Justice Strong was "I want God in
the Constitution;" that on Justice Mil
ler, "Throw conscience to the devil,
fraud reiqgn supreme;" and that on
Bradley, 'No man worthy of the office
of President should be willing to hold
it if counted in or placed there by
fraud ;" "I am crucified between two
No Nomination for the Vaeant Judge
chip to be Made at Prevent.
[Speoial to N. Y. Woarll.J
WYASt1Norow, March 8.-The President
has decided not to fill the vacanny on the
Supreme bench at present. Amoug the
names which have boon pressed upon
him are those of Circuit Judges Dillon
and ])rummond, and Caldwll., of
Arkansaie; Scott, of West, Virginia;
Senator olewn, of Wisconsin, tLand x
Secretary Bristow. lie delays filling
the appointment after a consultation
with the Chief Justlhe and the Attorney
Oeneral, and will not ~eolct ex-~scro
tary Bristow, owing to assurances that
he could no)he confirmed by the Senate.
Gov. Noyrc and Gen. Ranka Retire 'til
Good Order.
[,pecial to the World.j
WAssIxNroNT March 8.-It has been
reported that Presieent Hayes had de
termined to appoint Gov. Noyes, of
Ohio, to the French mission, but it is
believed by those who should know
that the French and English mlselons
will go to other States thln Ohio. Gov.
Noyes, who has been a staunch ally to
Gov. Hayes, will doubtless, however,
get some good thing. Gen. Bank.
wanted the French mission, but has
concluded not to take it now that Mas
sachusette has received a Cabinet ap
Important Diaeoverlea by Profenmsr ilind
on the Coast of Labrador.
[Correspondent of the World.]
ST. JOHn'S, N. F., March 1.-Professor
Hind, of Winudsor, Nova Scotia, visited
the coast of Northern Labrador last
summer, and on his return drew up a
report on the fishing grounds of that
region for our government. So much
importance is attached to hit explora
tions that our government has engagod
his services for next summer, when ho
will make a tmore ext ented examination
of this new region, whiiih promises to
yield a rich sea, hIarv t. l~'rm)ll a tah'e
inserted l i hi.. reti'ort, t he Professor
shows thatt Ihe area of tihe Northern
Labrador fishlug groun, Is alone, ex
clusive of tho bn:tks, amounts to about,
five-sixths of the whole area of tih
lritish arid French Iat tishory on the
coast of N ewfotundltltnl, being 5200
square milics, the totl(l aret of the New
foundland beat-lishery beingt 62041
square muiles. In addititlon to this, the
Prefessor show('d that, outside the
islands, there are nitueronus banks and
shoals which form the great splring and
summer feeding-gtounds of the cod.
The area of this immense range of
banks can not be even approximately
stated. There can be little doubt that
here will be the great fishing-grounds
of the future. For some years the
shore-fishery on these coasts has been
declining, and even the Great Bank of
Newfoundland is not, w~tt it was in
former years. The Arctbir ic( which
spreads arotlnd the Labrador coast
never fails to bring a pirounial supply
of fod to toh. coil, so that the fish can
never be starved out, as inl other ro
The W.oluld tbe Governor lZa· Got (seek
If Nothlngi Else.
[.pccial to Vinciiuna, E ,iuircr.]
W\ASHINGTON, March 9. -lt seems that
Packard has been offered some such
position as collector of the port at Now
Orleans if he drops his plretences to the
Governorship. A telegram to the Herald
to-day states that Packard replied to
such a promise that with him it was
Governor or nothing. To settle the
Louisiana case by recognizing Nicholls,
Hayes' friends are willing to do a great
deal for the Packard crowd in official
patronage. Telegrams have been re
ceived here to-day by the Louisiana
Conservatives asking who Hayes wanted
elected Senator by the Nicholls Govern
Ben Butler called on the President to
day and gave him to understand that
the Essex statesman was with him in
his new policy. He said that if Blaine,
Morton, or any of those who are oppos
ing the President, had themselves been
elected, they might declare the policy
of the administration. Ben says that
Hayes is in, however, and his policy
must be given a trial, at least.
Hile Chances and lr. Hayes' Intentions
as to the Interior Department.
(Special to the (korior-Journal I
WAsHImN(TON, March .--Senator Eus
tis, of Louisiana, who.e credentials are
now before the Commuittoe on Privileges
and Elect ion-. has no) R.publican o,;
testant ; and the Senate haviuig dec.idcd
that Pincebback, who c.laimedl this seat,
was not, cho(sen senator, it would seem
that Mr. Ezstis, who was elected by the
legislat ure resulting from the, Wheeler
compromise, ought to be admitted, but
the organizat ion of the Senate commit
tee gives liLtle hope of favorable action
in his case.
It is stated that the President con
templates no change in the personnel of
the minor offices of the (,overnment,
except where such changes would in
sure increased efficiency in the perform
ance of public business. There will be
some changes in the foreign missions,
and a few in the consular service. In
the Department of Justice, the United
States marshals in the South will be
most effectually overhauled. This will
form part of the execution of the Presi
dent's Southern poliy. The Interior
Department, whjeh, from the time of
its organization, has been a wide held
Soorruptio will also receive ad
his ftorto in the direction of reform, It
is a large field, and it is within his pow
er to make for himself a lasting reputa
tion. L. J. w.
e SItie DRIasnat Testlmemy Agla.t
the stabboers mss.
(Speolsi to N. Y. Herald.]
WAseaxoTox, March 8.--Mr. PincQh
back, who is here and means to-morrow
to ask audience of the President to
speak to him, says that there was no
proper meeting of the Republican
State Committee in New Orleans; that
not more than twelve or fitteeh persons
of the thirty-five who constitute the
committee were present, and a few of
these to-day telegraphed him that they
condemned the action of these who
asked him to resign his presidency of
the committee. Pinchback says that
not ottly has Mr. Packard no power in
Louisiana, but if the President should
recognize his government he would
have to station troops in every parish
of the State to put in the Packard ofit
oers, and to keep them in by main force.
He says that either the Nicholls gov
ernment should be recognized or else
the State should be put under direct and
absolute military government, and he
adds that if the President desires the
welfare of the colored people anti their
prosperity and contentment, he ought
to recognize the Nicholls government.
The aromer'ss eathere are tuffled and
the Latter zlve* Up.
i[peoial to Conci na.i Enquirer.]
WAsHeNGTON, March 9.--Simon Cam
eron is the worst plucked parrot of the
lot. He don't say much, but what he
does say is acid. A friend asked if he
did not think it an extraordinary thing
to refer the Cabinet slate to committees.
The wily politician bit his lip, and with
twist of the head said, " Yes, sir; yes
sir; a very extraordinary thing. BuL
this promises to be quite an extraordi
nary administration." "What do you
think of the situation ?" queried a
brother Senator. "Think ?" said he " I
think it's a hell of a time " This is
very much the remark he made one
time, when, in going to the executive
departments to transsat some busi
ness, he found President Grant
absent at Long Branch, and all
the Secretaries of the Bureau
offices away on pleasure trips. Simon
was remonstrated with for his harsh
feelings. "Why," said a brother Sen
ator, "why don't you give Hayes a
chance?" "I am willing to give him a
chance," was the reply; "but I don't
want to see him start off surrounded by
a lot of damned rascals !"
There are signs to-night that Blaine
is scared, and getting ready to make
peace with the Administration. Inti
mate friends of Blaine have been trying
to imnpress leading newspaper corre
spondents with t he fact that Blaine did
I.ot denounce the Administration or
Cabinet in either of his speeches; and
Blaine himself has given out the same
idea to Senators, and intimated that he
was on the best of terms with all the
Cainet nominees, and should only op
pose) Key, and that because he did not
l hiak an ex-Confederate should be al
lowed to dispense patronage to the
The fRepublcean MaJority Now Only Five
and Likely to Fall to Two.
(L eonial to the Tribune.]
\VASmINoToN, March 8.--The Republl.
can majority in the Senate is cut down
to very slender proportions. There are
at. present 38 Republican Senators, 33
Democratic Senators. and 1 Indepen
dent-Judge Davis. This does not in
clude Mr. Sherman, who by his confir
mation to-day ceases to be a member of
that body. The election of his succes
sor will lncrease the Republican strength
t.o 39. There are three vacancies-two
from Louisiana and one from South
Carolina. Should the Democrats sue
coed in putting their men in these
places the Republican majority would
hbe only 2. This is the lowest possible
figure to which it can fall
during the present Congress un
ess death makes changes: and it can
not rise beyond 8 if all the vacancies
are filled by Republicans. At present
the Democrats come very near having
a majority, owing to the absence of 3 fe
their opponents. Mr. Cameron, of Wis
consin, is ill; Mr. Ferry is away on
account of the sickness of his brother,
and Mr. Edmunds has been confined to
his house for several days, The effect
of the nearly even balance new existing
between the two political parties in the
Senate will be to keep nearly everybody
in his seat during the consideration of po,
litical queations. Senator Morgan,of Ala
bama, got his seat to-day, in spite of an
hour's speech read by Mr. Spenoer from
printed slips, and of a very vigorous
presentation by Mr. Morton of the facts
brought out by the investigation con.
oerning the way Alabama was carried
by the )emocrats in 1875. Mr. Morton
did not appear desirous of making.
fight against Mr. Morgan's admission,
but he did not want to let the occasion
oass without showing how the Repub
lican party in Alabama was eheated
and intimidated into a hopeless minor
ity. With the admission of Mr. Mor
gan the Democratic claimants are. all
in except Gen. M. C. Butler, of South
stanleY Matthews Explains hew heWrote
to Chamberlain.
[S(ecial to Cincinnati Enquirer.]
CoLUMBcs, 0., March 3.-Mr. Mat
thews was asked to-day about that letter
he wrote to Chamberlain, of South Caro
lina, and had some explanations to
make of how he came to write it. He
s:id that while ho was in Washington
Senator Gordon, of Georgia, and Col.
Haskell, of South Carolina, called on
him to ask his influence in favor of a
change in military orders in South Caro
lina, so that they should correspond
with those in Louisiana. This he de
.lined, but at the same.time suggested
bhat the proper way to settle the
matter was to fix some plan of ad
justment that would be satisfactory
to Chamberlain and the general gover
nment. He had great personalrspect,
be said, for Chamberlain, nad d41't
want anything done b Admminstra
iona that would h mil him. He bad
been in berla n
Ea to pre teet
H.. -·
He had simply ritten Chamberlaia a
friendly letter asking him if there wee
not some plan under which a friendly
aJustiment of the political differences
in South Carolina could be brought
about, in which he (Gov. Chamberlain)
would co-operate; and this was all there
was of it.
What he wll. do ta the South--Inteattea
of the semoerats.
(Spesial to Ohicago Times.)
WAssemowV, March 9.-Key. when he
becomes Postmaster General, is to have
entire control of the postoflces in the
South, for the purpose of organizing as
far as be can a conservative party it
the South that will support the admi-l
istration. In heavily populated negro
distri.te, at small postolfices colohed
men who can give bonds will be se
leoted. Thus, by getting the colored
men to serving with the conservatives,
it is hoped to bring them into this new
conservative party. Mr. Hayes is hold
ing out very firmly for hi.i Southern
policy. Just what he will do the ex
treme Ropublloans are waiting to see.
The editor of a Chica-~o itRpublican
evening sheet, now her,, says that if
Hayes persists in sacrifliing the Repub
lican party in the South for
the sake of what ho (calls harmony,
hsle papelr will come out, against the
Adminltration and follow Blaine.
Blaine has i st, out upon a course from
which he cannot go backward. He is
very bitter upon ifayes, and says no
man ever nscutncd offico who is more
ignorant of its duties than Hayes. That
Hayes should have selected a Cabinet
without consulting any of the Senators
he regards as a reflection upon the
leaders of the Republican party. Mean
while the oppositioen to Hayes among
the Ilepublicans in the Senate is more
than made up by the attitude of the
Southern Senators. Mr. Iamar said
to-day that the solid South in the Sen-.
ate would suppeort Mr. Hayes so long as •
he gave them the right sort of policy
toward the South.
The Uights of the Insured Maintained
by the Courts.
[St. Iooui Time#.]
The trial of the life-policy suit of
Klosterman and Haffaer, administra.
tors of L. O. BShleich, deceased, vs. the
Germania Life Insurance Company of
New York, was concluded yesterday in
Circuit Court No. 2. The Jury returned
a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs and
assessed the damages at $2097. In this
case payment of the policy effected on
the life of the deceased gentle
man was resisted by the defend
ant company upon the ground
alleged, that the policy had been ob
tained under false representation, not
only upon the part of the deceased, but
likewise on the part of Mr. Haffner, ad
ministrator of the. estate of deceased,
the agent of the company at Cape
Girardeau and a practlein:, physician.
Mr. Sohleih was reported to the head
officer of the company as a man in good
and sound health, and he signed the
statement himself. The doctor recom
mended the life of deceased as a good
one, and the risk was accordingly taken.
It was subsequently discovered, as thel
company alleged, that the deceased had '
contracted diseases, the result of india- *
crettons and that ais constitution was
undermined in consequence at the time
the medical examination took place.
The company further allege that Mr.
Haffner knew full well the condition of
the deceased when he endorsed his ap
plication for a life-policy.
Evidence was introduced for the plain
tiffs to establish the fact that the de
ceased had succumbed to an attack of
brain congestion and that his death did ,
not result from any disease undermin
ing his system at the time that the med.,
feal examination was made. The plain
tiffs denied the allegation that the
was any fraud or collusion practiced on
the company In securing the policy.
The trial attracted a considerable
gree of interest. Mr. Bontly repr(
sented the plaintiffs, and Messrs. FI
kelnbfirg & Rassleur the defendants.
Chamberlain and Packard on the Ra
Edge, Senators Notwlthetandling
[lpeoel to the Journal of Commeroa.]
WAsen Trox, March 9.-Before ta
final action in the matter of the
drawal of the Federal forces fro
lumbia and New Orleans, and preo
ing their further use at those Q
except to sustain the State o.e
preserving the peace, the Presides
eoided to give Mr. Chamberial
Packard an opportunity to vnlua
retire from the positions whi
cannot possibly maintain. Un k.
able lntimations have been convey
both these gentlemela of the Prest
purpqse. If after a reasonable la of
time it is found that these a
tlemen are determined to a pt
to main their positions,
will be dto Generals R and
Augur, direotlag them to with the
Federal troops in the departm of
the Seuth and of the Gul, to th -
tary reservatiouns thus lea to
the people of 8e.k Oarolina an
lana to decide for themselves w of
the dual governments they wills n.
If'either-Packard or Chamberlat
tortain the belief that any Senan
combinatein of Senators. can pr
the President from inaugurating
carrying out the policy enunciated
his letter of acceptance and in his In
augural address, they are doomed to
serious dlsappointmeut, and this they
will realize within a few days.
- - - .--
Olive Branehes for the South.
'NI Y. Tribuno.]
Some Republicans-veterans of the
Bloody-shirt Brigade-are already ob
jecting to the fersehadowed policy of
the new adminlstrat!on. They believe
in extending the olive branch, theysay,
but they prefer a good, stout olive
branch with knots on, and they have
confidence that with this they could
wallop the rebels into a tender passion
for the Union as it is.
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