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SOTICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OP LOUISIANA. VOL. II--NO. 85. NEW ORLEANS, THURSDAY, MARCIII 15, 1877. PRICE, FIVE C1ENT8. liiilli El-- Ill- -l ---"i r iII II'i " 1111 lilll II " l-ll ll I l'il W BY TELEGRAPH. TI E WfITDRItAWAL OF TROOPS A Cabinet Meeting to Deeide this Point Friday. Sse Cabinet Will Stand Five for With drawl! to Two Against it. IIe Order for the Removal of the Troops to Iteach Here Saturday. (gpecld to New Orleans Demoort.l WAsnsrmoto, March 14. - Hayes' ý anthern policy will be the subject of a formal discussion at the next regu lar meeting of the Cabinet. It is highly probable that some deflnite ooneluslon and line of action will be then arrived at, and it is understood that the pro. lOnged delay in the settlement of the South Carolina and Louisiana dlfi eulties is acting lnjuriously to the best laterests of those States. As far as can be ascertained, four members of the Cabinet-Bchurz, Evarts,tKey and Dovens, the Attorney General, ,with probably McCrary, the Secretary of War, will strongly favor the immediate withdrawal of all Feder at interference with the government of the bouthern States-troops or other. wipe-leaving the people of these States t0 settle their local governments among themselves. It is thought by Kellogg and Patter son, and other earpet-baggers, that ex SPastor Sherman will favor a new eleo tleo as the easiest solution of the di-l Pisty, or, if this be opposed by the Pteaident, a "Wheeler compromise" of the diffoulties. They also claim tnat Thompson, eoo fa~ery of the Navy, will side with Sher man. However that be, they cannot get more than two or three of the seven members of the Cabinet to oppose the ithdrawal of troops. S A to the President, he has made no definite avowal stronger than that con Itaed in his inaugural. It is thought that he will be guided in this matter by the majority of the Oabinet. This question will be considered and decided Friday, and the orders for the l.moval of the troops issued as soon as the Cabinet adjourns. BUetL. . HIAYES AND PINCHBACK. ]Pnchbaek has anl Interview With the President. lie Now Eleetion Wanted, No Conipro mimes, Nothing But the Nicholls SGovernment. 'ie President Gives Assurances that the Nleholls gevernment Will be feft in Pessession of the Gov ernment. The First Important Expression of Opinion by the President on Louisiana Alfairs. (Special to N. O. Democrat.] WAsmalNorov, March i4.-Pinchback bad a private conference with Hayes to-day, in which the latter made a more important expression of opinion than h. has hitherto made to anybody. Af I :r some informal conversation, Hayes ..told Pinohback that he was satisfied that the policy of absolute non-inter rentlon afforded the only ray of day light to be seen through elouds that enveloped Louisiana; that he was fully determined to pursue that policy, trust lag to the guarantees of the Democrats sad COeservatives, and the pledges given by Gov. Nicoholls, that the inter es't of the people of Louisiana-black as well as white-would be guarded and their rights protected by him. He said he saw nothing but strife and discord R an effort were made to uphold Packard, end he felt bound, therefore, to accept the assurances of Nicholls and the Conservatives in good faith. t'he new election programme could not be brought about, he thought, with Sut an enabling act from Congress, and such enabling act could be passed only on the supposition that there was not a Sepublloan form of government in .Louisiana, which assumption would . eace.early invalidate the electoral toe of that State. The question of a new compromise on the Wheeler plan was then discussed. lJonohbac'k assured Hayes that such a . mpromise would be absolutely impos sible. He declared that if the Republi a.an party in Louisiana were united in ,aupeavt of Packard there might be oame Bineal basis for a compromise, but, a sthe*Mtation stood, Packard was not aupported' by one-tenth of the popula tion, nor bj one-fiftieth of the intelli ea of the tate. This made the dis :roportlon toon great for reasonable 4at osampwmaie. P ba then salked theat e solid against Packard, but that his pre tensions were also opposed by War moth, Sheridan, Carter, Caseyand him, self, amongA Republicans, with many other Republicans of more purely local reputation. The President replied that all these things had been subjects of. considera tion with him and he could not see how, with such tremendous odds against him, Packard could hope to make an admin istration acceptable to the people of the State. He then asked Plnchback to reduce his views to writing, to be laid before Cabinet meeting on Friday next. Pinch back thereupon wrote out his views and sent them to the President to-night. They recite the situation, show the im possibility of a new election and the inexpediency of any compromise, and show up the weakness of Packard in the strongest light. Pinchback closes his appeal in the following words: "Justice to the white people and mercy to the black people of Louisiana alike, make it your duty, Mr, President, to take such steps as will insure the im mediate and undisputed ascendency of the Nloholls government in Louisiana." Later to-night Pinohback received as surances from the President which lead him to leave for Lolisiana at once, to use his influence to break up the Pack ard rump and induce the colored mem bers to go over to the Nicholls Legisla ture. BEnLL, --- ** - ~r·t --- POOR PACKARD. He is Advised to Gve Up His Claim for Governer. The Administration will Beward this Act of Devotion. [ :peoll to N. O. Demoorat,] WA·ly n rox, March 14,-It has final ly been definitely ascertained here that Stanley Matthews wrote Packard a let der similar to that sent to Chamberlain by him, and which was exposed by Jim Blaine in the Senate. This letter counseled Packard to yield his claims to the Governorship, since he could not hope for Federal interference and re. cognition, and asserted that in so doing he would be acting in harmony with the desires of the Administration, and tree it from a disagreeable complica tion, BUBLL. A RECIPROCITY TREATY. Th enouthern States Pledge Themselves to Protect the Colored Bace 'olitl cally and Industrially. In Rtturn Hayes Will Pledge Himself to Absolute Non-intervention in the Affairs of Southern States. [(peulal to the N. O. Democrat.] WASHINGTON, March 14.-A conference of the Southern Democrats was held to night at Williard's Hotel. Its object was to give to Mr. Hayes some formal and authoritative assurances from the representatives of the Southern Demoo racy that the rights and interests of the colored race would be faithfully guarded and protected by the Demo. crate and Conservatives, both politically and industrially. This action is in the nature of a recip rocity treaty between Hayes and the Southern Democrats, in which Hayes agrees to adopt and pursue the policy of absolute non-intervention in the affairs of the Southern States, in consid eration of the above mentioned guaran tee. 1Z3ULL. SAD WELLS' CLAIMS. He Wants $100,000 From the Govern ment. He Threatenh to Make Trouble Unless this be Paid Him. [Speial to N. O. Democrat.] WASHINGTON, March 14.-J. Madison Wells is making strenuous efforts to get his $500,000 fraudulent claim passed on and recommended by the Southern Claims Commission. He threatens to make trouble unless his claim is paidiin full and will not give a receipt in full for services rendered until this also is paid him. BuEu.. ----~~ * ---- THE CABINET MEETING. The question of an Extra Session of Congress to be Decided. WASHINGTON, March 14.-The Cabinet meeting to-day will decitde whether to call the June session Forty-fifth Con gress, if session is called. No further effort now to consider Kellogg's case. The Senate is likely to adjourn this week sine die. THE SENATE. The Senate heady to Adjourn. WasnmNGTO, March 14.-In the Sen ate Messrs. Anthony and Whyte were appointed to wait on the President and inform him that unless he might have some tfrther oommunfoUtion to make, the senate was ready to adjourn with ut.deS . W. w·&ikemL THE NEW ELECTION SCHEIME. A Plan to Gain Time for Packard and Chuamberlain. The Leading Democrats and Republicans of the ounth Proneosee Against Such a Scheme. The President Declares It a Gross Inter forence With Local Self-government. [(peolal to the N. O, Dem9erat.] ' WAsmuaNovo, March 14.-The now election scheme is still being discussed here, although its "true inwardness" has been pretty thoroughly exposed. There was never any real meaning in it nor any intention of holding the elec tion. The scheme was concocted by the ultra Republicans, headed by Mor ton and Blaine, who pretended to urge this new lectlon on behalf of Packard & Cu,o., while, in truth, Kellogg, Pitkin et al,, were no more fav~orably disposed toward it than the Louisiana Demo. orate. It was offered only as a blind, to cause delay and gain time, which these conspirators believe will benefit the Packard cause. The President has consulted all the leading South Carolinlans and Louisi anians here on this subject before act ing on it or in any manner speaking on this subject. Ex-Gov. Penn, of Lou isiana, and Gen. Butler, of South Caro lina, lately elected Senator by the Hampton Legislature, called on him last night and made a strong protest against the scheme, on behalf of their States, which could not bear the excite ment and the interference with plant ing and work consequent on an election without great injury to all classes of the people. A number of Conservative Republi cans, principally from South Carolina, headed by ienator Robertson, inter viewed the President on the subject of the new election this morning. They also protested against it as unconstitu tional, impossible and dangerous to the peace, prosperity and happiness of the people of South Carolina. They denied that any of the people of that State were in favor of such a scheme, and declared that if Blaine and Morton advocated it, they did it on their own responsibility, without the request and against the de sire of a vast majority of the people, both black and white, of South Carolina. After hearing the views of Senator Robertson and others on the subject, President Hayes, after a mature delib eration, concluded to oppose this new election dodge. He declared it the most impossible of all the schemes sug gested for the settlement of the difficul ties in Louisiana and South Carolina; it was unconstitutional; it was appar ently opposed to the desires of the peo ple of those States, and it was certainly a more violent interference with local self-government in the South than ever dreamed of before, and, in this respect, completely at war with the policy he proposed in his inaugural, and which he intended to pursue. The emphatic declarations of the President on the subject have pretty well stifled all talk of a new election. A majority otthe Louisiana and South Carolina Republicans now declare that they never favored it. The only person who seems ever to have earnestly advo cated it was ex-Gov. Chamberlain, of South Carolina. Ho, Blaine and Mor ton are its only supporters left. A. L. J. iFrom Our Evening Edition of Yesterday.] A CABINET MEETING. Kellogg's Case to be Postponed. The Deficiency in the Army Ap propriation. The New Election Scheme Dead in the Shell. [Special to N. O. Democrat.) WAiSrINGTON, March 14.-The South ern question was not formally consid ered in the Cabinet session this morn ing, but will be taken up and probably disposed of at the next regular Cabinet meeting. The Senate will adjourn next Wednes day at farthest. Kellogg's case will go over to the next session. Considerable doubt exists as to calling an extra ses sion. Some of the President's advisors favor the policy of carrying the army ex. penses over to next session under do ficiency act, but as such action has no precedent in time of peace, the Presi dent hesitates about adopting such policy, fearing that however honest his intentions may be, the opposition might denounce it as a revolutionary measure. The matter will be fully considered at some future Cabinet meet ing, and a determination not be made in the matter for several weeks at least. The new elebim ashme et the cspe Ibe!h.e private eltisen, there being noS law authorising the President to order a new election in any State, while it is certain that mutual agreement to such programme can mot be obtained. ?tJlLL. [From Our Evening Edition of Yesterday.] A NEW ELECTION. The Project Is Opposed by Itepub llcans and Democrats. rlThe Troops to be Withdrawn If Peace is Guaranteed. [special to N. 0. Democrat.] WassxsoxoN, March 14. -The Repub licans are pushing the new election project, but it has no support except on their side. Some of them are opposed to it. Pitkin says that he insists upon standing on Packard's title, and Mo Millen says that he prefers Nicholls to a now election. The President will try to make the best terms possible for the Louisiana Republicans. He would like an arrange ment among the members of both par ties to be made here, which, of course, is impracticable. He would then favor the new election, all parties consenting, which is equally out of the question. Finally. he will withdraw the soldiers if satisfied that personal rights will be re spected. The appearance of things now is that it must come to this in the end. D. DA P. 4NEW HAMPSHII E. The Uepualbleans leet Two Out of Three tnigressmen. PORTSMOUTH, March 14.-The Repub. licans oaim the State by 8100 majority, and the Second and Third Congres sional Districts. The Democrats olaim the First. Ohio's Senator. Co ,uaauns, Ohio, March 14.-The Be publican members of the Legislastre hold a caucus next Thursday night to nominate a candidate for United States Senator. hayes' Polley Endorsed. NAsuVrLLr, March 13i.-The Cotton Exchange, Beard of Trade, Tobacco Board, and merchants and prominent citizens among them Gen. E. Kirby Smith, have signed a eiroular calling a mass meeting to-morrow night for the purpose of giving public expression to their feeling towards President Hayes, and to assure him of their high appre ciation of the encouragement he has given to the people of the whole nation by the wise, conservative and patriotic policy adopted by him at the beginning of his Administration, firmly believing that if such a policy as that shadowed forth by the President is faithfully ad hered to, peace and prosperity will soon be restored to the whole American peo ple. The Attorney General. WASeINGTON, March 14.--Attorney General Devius accorded the Luiesiana Republicans a prolonged interview. They seem well satisfied with the re sult. Cameron Resicns. WAsxHIJTON, March 14.-Simon Cam eron has formally vacated his seat in the Senate. It is supposed Hamlin will succeed him as chairman of the Com mittee on Foreign Affairs. 1AOE OUT FOR A STORM. Cautionary ~lgnals for the Atlantic Coast. WASHINGTON, March 14.-Cautionary signals are ordered for Cape Hatteras, Kitty Hawk, Cape Henry Cape May, Atlantic City Barnegat, andy Hook, New York, New Haven New London, Newport, Woodshole, doston, Thatch er's Island, Portland, Me., and East port. The low barometer that was off the Middle Atlantic coast is now apparently risen, but fallen again over the Middle and Eastern States preceding the storm centre, which is now over Lake Huron. The barometer has fallen somewhat in the Southern and Gulf States, but has risen west of the Mississippi. A ConaflEration. PnoVIDENCE, March 14.- Elliott's Opera and Monument House, at Wood stock, burned. Loss $80,000. Coming eeask. WAsHINGTON, March 14.- Judge Ray has departed homeward. MONTENEGRO. Preparations Being Made for War. VIEzNA, March 14.-It is reported from Cettinje that the Prince of Mon tenegro has given orders to make every preparation for recommencing hostili ties on March 21, if peace is not conclu ded before the expiration of the armis tice. The Turks EaPer for War. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 14.-Placards have been posted in Stamboul calling on the Porte to make war against Rus sia, and threatecing the Ministers if they make any further concessions to Montenegro. lismarck Joins Rntsia in the Protocol. BEr.LIN, March 1i.--I is said Dis marck has agreed to sign the interna tional protocol proposed by Russia. Austria Unites In the Protocol. PESTH, March 14.--The Austro-Hun garian government has accepted Rus sia's project of an European declara tion, but merely in its capacity of a signatory of the Berlin memorandum. The opinion prevails in Peeth that Russia, despite the present negotia tions, is determined to make war. LONDON, March 14.-A Berlin dispatch to the Times announces that Germany, Italy, Austria and France support Rus sia's proposal. A DISAGREEMENT. MaeMXaon Does Not Like His New Cabl net. PARIS March 14.-It is rumored in jpooIitiooircles a ministeria crisis is S owing to tbe dibagnrement L tiWMIobQhPa5d win 4* oi OUR WAMHI1NUTON LTEEL Hayes0 Plans and Purposes. The Fight With the Radical Caucus Over Hils Cabinet Jlomliations. 8thurr as Minister of the Interior. t8peolal Correspondenee N.,O. Demoorst.] WASnxi'Tolan , Mareh 12, 1877. It would be manifestly improper for me to speak as by authority-semi officially, in other words-of the inten tions and proposed policy of this Ad ministration, for that, in the first place, my only avenue through which to speak is the columns of newspapers whlch are understood to sustain an at titude of unalterable opposition to the methods by which this Administration came into being; and for that, in the second place, it would be obviously in congruous for me. as a correspondent, to assume to speak by authority as to the purposes of a re/nime with which I could possibly have neither fellowship nor comdmunication without first aban doning all the positions of law and logic I have maintained- for thu last eight months. Yet I am enabled to speak of the views, intentions, purposes and projects of this Administration as mat ters of fact and as matters of my own knowledge, A great many good people have been thrown into PARIOXYHMS OF ASTORISHMRNT that the first act of a President who had been fraudulently counted in should be to repudiate the miscreants to whose partisanship and perjury he owes his place, and that, having repudiated them, he should turn about and call to his aid the best men and the purest sentiment of the country. But Mr. Hayes has already done nothing less than these things. It may interest the public to know the logic upon which he base his phenomena attitude, Mr. Hayes holds that he is responsi ble only for the promises held out In MIs LErmA er OF tCrAlOKE; that he cannot ,be held accountable for the speeches of public men or the writings of editors who saw fit to sup port him. He holds, further, that when the dispute arose as to the count of the electoral vote, he withdrew from public view and carefully abstained from any expression, suggestion, hint or intimation that could possibly be construed into a design to Influence or an effort to shape the result. He holds that he has been declared President according to the forms and under due observance of a law which was passed by the votes of men of both parties, acting with a view to maintain the peace and secure the welfare of the country. He holds that he has net been a party to the struggle; that he has not asked or advised anybody to vote for that law, or to vote against it; that he has not requested anybody act ing under that law to count him in, as the saying is; that he has not ad vised, counseled or requested that any step whatever in the proceedings be taken or avoided from the beginning to the end of the dispute; that he is not under personal obligations to any one man or to any set of men for the honors and responsibilities which he finds In his hands, except that he is under an obligation to every citizen of the United States to see that the public business is administered to the best of his knowl edge and ability in its administration. He utterly rejects the ancient idea that the government belongs to a successful party; he refuses to entertain the old notion that any set of men claiming to be THE LEADERS OF A PARTY have any right, moral or legal, to come to his executive office and say. "Give this man this office," or "Refuse that man that office;" and he declares that he will respect no claim to any right that is not either moral or legal or both, by the plain interpretation of common sense. lHe holds that the chief source of all the troubles that are upon the country is the fact that men have so long used the passions and pre judices of political parties as in struments for the accomplish ment of personal ends, that sue chseful politicians have come to regard themselves as vested with a prescriptive right to use the purse and the sword of the nation at large to sustain the for tunes of a faction, and then to employ the efortunes of the faction to their own individual behoof and benefit. These are the broad, general propositions which Mr. Hayes lays down, in his inter course with his friends, as embracing in the main the evils which have crept into our system of government. NO DEIBIR TO BREAK UP PARTINW. But he does not wish to be understood as Quixotic enough to cherish any de sign of breaking up parties or annihila ting political divisions. That is not in his line of business, but belongs to the people to determine for themselves. As for himself he is an agent for the trans action of stated business, an employe of a firm, so to speak, consisting of forty odd millions of partners, and his duties are plainly defined; ho is, in short, a trusted servant, charged with limited duties and accountable for the dis charge of specified trusts. These trusts he says he proposes to discharge, these duties to perform and this business to transact according to the best of his ability; and in the performance thereof he does not propose to know anything except that the United States is one country and that its forty-four millions of inhabitants constitute one people. In short, that he considers himself President, not of the Republican party, but of the United States. These, of course, are glitter ing generalities. They are easy to say and they sound well. But when it comes to the execution of the pro gramrn . hich they embody there will be pleý of test for the stuff the man is m:' CABINET NOMINATIONS. Oe test has been made. When the Cabinet nominations had been made, Mr. Hayes was waited on by a delega tion of Republican Senators who ex pected to work the President around in the usual manner by cracking the aau one wp it e enxecutie lgs, Mu. Edinie Mai&ived tlratica. Oablnet nominees who had been ob jeoted to waited on the President. They had heard of the objections and that the President had determined to take the matter under consideration. They did not wish to embarrass him. Ti.e. would retire and save him the trouble of considering the objections. Oh, no; there was no need of that. He had already "considered the obje.. tions," [softo voce, he had eonenued about a minute and a half in oonsiir ing them , and he had decided to let the nominations stand. He said the constitution imposed upon him the re sponsibility of selecting his advilaere The Benen was char ed with the dty of confirming er rejeoting them, a had discharged his duties, He pre sumed the Senate could discharge its. lie had no suggestions to offer to the Senate about confirming or rejeoting his nominees, And the Senate had no dictation to offer him as to whom he should nominate. It was the plainest case in the world of separate and dis tinct duty and responsibility., In case of at contlclt the countrry would bejudge and its judgmsnt would be final. T'rn TERRfRllflt OF TuII OAvmOUS, Such was the rool, passionless atti tude of IHayes when first confronted with the terrors of the caucus. It was a rebuke to the barterers of politics, a slap in the faco to the truck-andr-diker system that will sting for many a day, to teach the bargainers and the back stairs statesmen that their day is over. Now, Hayes might have put on herol.i and torn around. He might have adopt ed a fine frenzy and raised h--l. Or, he might have had a eonfldential interview ° with those follows and agree i to do this in consideration of their agreeiff ing to do that. This last w haye been the approved Bad method. But he did nothing of thr sort, Hie simply stood his hand latan4 bet his money without making ean fuss-and the other fellows passed, They didn't care to come in, They were raised out, It makes no difference to the historian whether Hayes was b4uffr ing or not. e may have had four see and he may have had jack high; what ever he had or whatever he did not h have, he made the boys lay down theti hands and raked the board I t strikls me that that is a very good sort of mae for President, barring the trifling fast that he was not elected. cWIUJMZ, Now his Cabinet is in, we shall see . what we shall see. I, for my own part, have no apprehension except as to Johurz. I should not have selected the Interior as the department best esaott lated for the favorable development of Mr. Soburz's ideas of civil service re form,. The Treasury was the true place for Schurs, both as to his general capSe city and in view of the objects whlch wh desagns to accomplish. There is loeU of' what would come, under the ohburzat definition of civil service, in the Inte rior than in any other department of the government in proportion to the amount of the public money that is dis bursed through it. It is full of plain,. ,rosalo business details, in which there is very little opportunity for the displ~1 of statesmanship. Zoh Chandler it. nd much of a statesman; but he is a flirt class business man, and he has been one of the very best Secretaries of the Interior who ever held the place. Soburi will find himself confronted at, the out set with a vast mass of book'keeping, which is foreign to his genius; he will be called on to tackle a dozen rings the land ring, Indian ring, patent ring, pension ring, and their dependen iesn. ]e will be distracted with charges and counter-eharges; every fellow will assure him that every other fellow is trying to swindle the Government. In his dismay, he is liable to fly to tchi arms and advice of Dil. GBOSVSNOR, and then-well, it is not difficult t.o. guess where he will land when ones tb 'fierce light that beats upon a throne' is brought to bear upon the advice of 1ill Grosvenor I I hope the learned Dr. Preetoriue the Festliche Post will permit me to that I am anxious to see Soh.rn ceed as an Executive officer. 3]i know Bill so well; I realize so the strange hold he has upon Sol who differs from him in instinct as ut terly as a woman differs from a hi wayman; and I can foretell so rately what will be the onsequence Bill as a power behind throne, as a silent critic of and a concealed or con adviser of policies; all these thlngs_ I say, are so patent to me that I many mtsgivings as to Schurz. I Hayes wants to assist him in condti ing the Interior Department to the .a faction of the public and with honor be himself, his irst step will be to nd Grosvenor as Minister to Hayti ori Consul to Sierra Leone, where howilbe at liberty and have abundadnt o tunity to nlulge those gentle I.et .ik whish erstwhile cost him his position In the army and where he cannot eajoy opportunsit to repeat that advise tia counsel whch has already twice deet-$ ed S5hurs, and, which, if it ruins him a third time, will ruin him forever. .chats has more to fear from the friendship of Bill Grosvenor than from the emnity ot all his foes combined. A. O. BuEsL. ..... . -- . NEW .RENAIA. The War Between the Two Parties. PANAMA, March 6,-The victory of 'the Liberal army over the Conservatives at La Don Juan, in the battle of January 27th, is confirmed. Gen. Mosquera has been elected Pres ident of the Federal Senate. The Isthmus was never more healthy or more quiet than at pres .t. The Darten Canal Exzpfllea. PANAMA, March 6.-The following Im portant news has been received frona the Darien Canal Expedition: Notwith standing some difficulties which have presented themselves it is certain that the commission will return with a favorable solution, and that the canal will be executed at the Darien. The labors of the exploration will not be ended before the end of March. BamsArt DA:.-Thl er M ser,. M. L. Byrae & oI, beaetifal loh do reIaWs al and on esuft 01