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OFFIOZAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
VOL. 11---N(. 92. NEW ORLEUANS, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1877. PRIC'E, FIVE CENT. BY "1J J1 E iIA I'!. I AN INTERVIEW. Tohe PrMsident and Our (o4ngrres'~M menl. The louislana Ilhetgation I'rotstss AgainMt thim ( ommishKion. The Presidesnt I). 0'a5 s the i 'o ((,nlllon I the Only Thnll Ill iivil'dd( Cbln 'hold Un't+ Ui,. The Preridunt will Erlti ut.l lime (elnlogu:s of Non.l'artihnn Ii lh--Mindesl, M'n l'vorihe X1'11h411, i 4 ,c r th I ,t h ' N . 1 ) . 0 ,t . , ' r I . W ASIIINOrl) , M iLr'h 21. (i ,,ri.il (ji, lOn tlakes a i licrlill Vi',w of th , 1ir i'll, situation than any of lilt r'nlln.,+:ulo' o,f the Loulslrun 4ilo' ilI ,r n. Ilto .yM I.th+it he had an loltrvivwV with rl'rti llut Hayes ait .John 4l1, I+' i't'i' hLI to it l i rl to the ina tlrluah itti4 , In th'lo ('iolllºO, (fI which IIayns toll hinm Ih.ll, lIt fetVor Ii the plan of 4404li4(14 g i 4O41i41II1rl4iol to1 ILouisiant to rIp.lrt on Ihe4 cioinidtilon of affairs there and would cortaltinly do so. Glbson has retslttod I he co nimiliIonI programme vigoroiusly, ever (li4so( Hayes was Inaugurlhated, but, the SryLY that he has boon propl)lrol f1r it and bo lieved that it would come, allnd that, in private communircat.lon, he has kept (Gov. lioholls prcparoId for it fron the boe gianing. To-day, when the 'reseldent an nounooed the determination of t110 Clabinet to send the comnmission, lb. son said to him: "Mr. President, I eannot find words in which to express my grief at this detormination,nor need I try to express to you the ilisalipoihlt ment with which the anilnouncement of your determination will be received in New Orleans and throughout Louis Iana. The langulIgs of your Inaugural led my ioople to tloio for lthei beat at your hands. This dttolrminalion will aQrtainly fall very far short of thoir hopes." The President replied : "I 1r11l very sorjy to hear you say tlie.to things, (it+n. Gilhon. I assure you that nothing is farther from me than anl unkind fololing toward your people, but I Caruestly be lieve that this lpolicy is boat calculated to promote the common interest of all the people of your itate." At this point Mr. Ellis addrescdi t1ho President and 5ail : "Mr. President., it l: very lhard on our people, alter having been deludod and robbed, to ho compelled to wait yet longer and dance attendance upon a commission ; to wait and suffer, while their fate hangs upon the conclusions of four men, who may do one thing and who may do another." The President replied: "It is hardly worth while to reopen a discussion upon those points, Mr. Ellis. The proposition to withdraw the Fed eral forces encountered opposition in the Cabinet and divided the adminis tration against itself. The plan which we have adopted was discovered, after exhaustive discussion,to be the only plan upon which the Cabinet could unite and I thought it better that, upon a question of so much gravity, the Administration should act as a unit rather than as a divided body.", Mr. Hayes thoen turned to Col. Levy and said that he should select lras em hers of the commission gentlemen who had the confidenceof the woolo country, and should await their report with per feot confldenste that it would be justi fed by events and approved by results. At this point, the interview between the President and the Democratic Con aervative delegation in Congress from Louisiana terminated, but as the gen tlemen were leaving, the President detained Gen. Gibson and said to him that the only embarrassment he apprehended was a possible diffliculty in getting the men he wanted to serve on the commission, but he indicated that he would exhaust the catalogue of non-partisan fair-minded men before he gave it up. B]ULL. TIlE IltD)LE G(ROUND. layes Midway Betweent thile Conservatives and Carp,,t-iBaggers. The Former Have I.o4t Confidence in HIlm. He has Let his Great Opportunity Slip By. The Commission a Triumnh or Nherman. [lpecial to N. O. Denmorat.] WksmnxeoN, March 21, 11:30 p. m. Hayes now occupies the middle ground between conservatives and carpet-bag gemrs. The former have lost faith and confidence in him, and the latter are laying in wait in hopes of ultimately S- ·pturing him out and out. The general belief of Southern men here is that Hayes has let his great op ; jiegu uty slip by, since, even if the finally re.omtfl eds. te ¶~~wve~tioaa6 equtiont recognition of Nicholls and Hllampton, theu leader of the commission will got all the crodit for this instead of Hayes. Theo hope of carpet.baggers is that conuorvattive Incl will refuso to servo on the rcommlnston, thus compllllng Ilayos to chloooe tladiloal partisans. The d(etormination to send the corn mission. may ho regardod as a victory for John Sherman and a defeat for Carl Hohutz, who l.oodl up manfully for the nt!rcsts of the Sonthirn people to the last, and t did not ylold until he found himtloif intiroly nlone in the Cabinet. liowover, Mnhohur/. dlosl not rogard this ftill!rto to ttioilrl' his volow as a vote of wIont of con t+lolno", ainl will not resign yet, aw il i. 11 1RL. [ lr+, )ior I v rint g Fl1illto ,f Yoatlrlay. I A SUi1'11 (AII(,OIINA (iOM1MIS SION. (Gibsoni, 1 Il 11141 Luvy at timh Whita Ilouse. Too Much i (Irisrvati ve 4'oulln.l for t (le Good of Iouiiilana. .pri.'al.l t N. 0O. 1 ) motortt. WAIttuNvrToN, March 21. The UCabhIet hasI just adjourned. They agreedoo to snd(i ai comnmission to Houth Carolina. I can't tise(rtaLin wllthur thu same comn minIslon will go to Loutslana or not, but pirobably it will. Mosers. Glbson, Ellis and Levy have just been summoned to the White lHouse for confereno with the I'rosl tdent, doubtless on the subject of main tanling the status quo. Now that the thing is all over It may be said that probably matters would have been managed just as well, if not better, had the regular Congres sional delegation boon let alone to represent the Interests of the Nioholis government. I have been informed by one of the President's household that there were toe many advisers and too much conflict of ad. vico from conservative sources for the best Interests of the Nlcholls govern ment. I3uLt,.. (From Our Evening Edlltion of Yestcrday. . A COMMISMION. The I'rcsident Will ent Will Send Wheeler and Others SM nth to Report on the Condillon of Louisiana. nla the 3leanwhilie the Status tno is to be Mainta.ined llere. (l,pcil to N. O. Domocrat.l WASumNoTON, March 21.- A commis sion to visit Louisiana and report on the condition of affairs there has finally been practically resolved on as the solution of the present difficulties there, and will probably be ordered by the Cabinet at the special session to be held to-day. The commission will leave for New Orleans at once, possibly to-morrow. It will con sist of Vice Presldent Wheeler, Rep. ; Gov. Brown, of Tennessee, Dem.; E. Rockwood Hoar, of Massachusetts, IRep. ; Kenneth Itaynor, of North Caro lina, --, and David Davis, of Illinois, Liberal Rep. In the meanwhile the statu.s quo will be maintained, and the troops not removed from your city as originally plroposed. Schurz is said to Intend making a fierce fight against the commission plan, but he seems to be entirely alone in his opposition to it, and in a decided minority. The President sent for Wheeler last night, and had a long interview with him on the subject of this commission. BUELL. YB'TEUDAY'V CABINET MEETING. The Pesident's onuthern Policy Indorsed as a Nentilment But Postponed Prac tically. WASmINOTOi, March 21.-Dilligent in quiry is no more successful this morn ing than last night in obtaining a re port of yesterday's Cabinet proceed Ings. Reports published are guesses. The Baltimore American places Schurz and Key in favor of the with drawal of troops, Sherman opposed to present action, supported by Thompson and MecCrary. The American concludes: "Summed up in a nut shell, the Southern policy of the President was indorsed as a senti ment. but postponed practically." The American thinks a commission probable and consistent. It may be stated that the New York papers venture no report of the Cabinet proceedings. It has transpired that no action was taken yesterday, on any informal pro ceeding, which justified the grouping of the Cabinet. It seems most likely that some device will be found to break the promise of early quiet in Louisiana and South Car olina. Speculation is baffled. To-Day's Cabinet Meestig. WASHINGTON, March 21.-The Cabinet met at 10 o'clock and continues in ses sion. The Southern question is under consideration. There are no intimations that a deaision will be reached to-day. wM LBJrBe &0o. ogeerrgmmD's 'IP IIi COM M ISM4N. t)nvF' annd Wheeclor Ikeeline to Serve On It. Konneth Rtaynior Objectod to by tH4ermann huhtl I)ropped. The C(onabodlon Will Ctonwlt of Wliccler, Vofntr, tllnrdnrwn , tAov. Brown or T. nrnrr, nod Jon. Yonng lirowna if KilueLky. IHpnttial t. N. 0. l)ilI)i'r At,. I 'VAHtItNor1o.', 11Lrr~h 21, 10 3it p, n. Thioro hi a gr tmt. d nIl of triotlilo in tnrtk. lug tip tho ti trntn itloraHiu to go ti, 1 ott lc~l n .tn.. I)vvl'l Invlh ino rtfrmailly do il tri ttii'Ito t 1(1V t I; iyontrothfl flt n tttih lion rlrolul~i~o'I In Rrrunrrlulr4onro, Johnl Yountg lIrowl, of l('orttIt ky. n mtornt hor of t111 Iatot ( %o i rOXruM, Ititt boirtni terrtttol thio plaro rofiitt!l by J ilgn l)rtvih. 'l'ito Billowing awlrlit~iontIt JttUO~tt for morn horn. of t tio ti 'ittrilnnlon urn 1itw 1)01rig ion)r itrodic·i by II nyon.: HtauIloy Mattltowrn., ynTo ln oVuoig h, \Vrn. al for r'holu on itl .1h Itt ii. Iionitoittott, of biw nourl. Jlnyon Itollovrrs thtat int spitu of 7Ii'eeltr't' rotniftuit to servo on thu ttomntlrnnon, that Iho clan yott. ho pesr sii ulod to sotrvo. A friend of llayon mantkes oft that, the aomtnrnlrslon will bt, probtahly, an fol lows: Wheoler, FIonlfnnr, Ilendrrsnon or MoVoigh, Itoptbllnsarn, Jlohn 0. Brown, of Tonneosnu, and John Young Brown, of Kentucky, Ilomoorats. lrvgza.. ANf EXTJIA SE'1IUON. It Will ba Ualled sand Meet in June. (Hpecial to the N. 0. Democrat. I WAslNlNTOro, March 21. It has been decidued to call an extra session; to meet the first Monday in June. FOREIG1YN. The Kituatlon IUnmatlsfatory- Englfand Placed in a ftldiculojaa Poiltion. Loanox, March 21. --Tho situation is unsatisfactory. Thu Post points out that if England signs the protocol her first duty will ho to ask the Porte to disarm, which the Turks would certain ly refuse to do while the Russian troops remain on the frontier. England would thus be placed in a painfully ridiculous p)osition. The Ilhop of Mt. Auigustine. RoMt, March 21.--Rov. John Moore has boon appointod Bishop of St. Augustine, Florida. NTILENNA NIRIAININU 'I'ile T'HUTII. Ills Account of a Certalan Affir. Confronted with that of an Eye Witness. Some people have a mania of rushing into print, regardless of what they say, and such a person is John Strenna. John Strenna, the proprietor of an eating saloon, No. 16 Bourbon street, in a card published in a city paper, at tempts to controvert the facts pub lished in the report in yesterday morn ing's DxMOCIRAT Of the outrage com mitted upon Miss Lovet. Strenna says that the door of the dining-room was open during the stay of Miss Lovet and Lazard; that the young woman was not drugged, andl that they left the restaurant as they came; no detectives came to his house to arrest them, or in search of them, nor was there indicated, by any circum stance attendant upon the visit of the pair, aught but the utmost decorum. This is John Strenna's version, and the following is the young woman's statement: "On Saturday, the 17th inst., at 9 o'clock in the morning, [ went to the restaurant of John Strenna, No. 16 Bourbon street, in company with Napo leon Bonaparte Lazard, a man I have been acquainted with for years and was in the habit of calling him 'Poleo' as a nickname. Polie ordered break fast, with which he also ordered a bottle of champagne. We ate the breakfast, but he forced me to drink all of the wine myself, I had no sooner drank the wine than a very PECULIAR FEELING got possession of me. Polie then started to leave the room. I would have started after him, but I felt so peculiar that I could not get up from the sofa I was sitting on. I heard him turn the lock in the door. I waited and waited for his return. In the meantime I had tried the door and found it locked. I then knew what was the matter with me; I had been drugged. I fell asleep and slept until evening. When I awoke I found him in the room, and during my stupor he bad consummated my ruin. I faced him with his crime, and he threatened TO KILL MC, if ever I breathed a word of what had happened. I found it impossible to stay awake and again fell asleep, and slept all Saturday night until 4 o'clock' Sunday evening, when I again woke up, Suddenly somebody turned the lock of the door and came in. It was 'Polie;' he told me that there was a detective outside of the door who wanted to take me home. I told Polie I did not want to go home unless he went and told my mother how he had treated me. The detective then came in and took BOTH OF US to the Central Station.". The detective whom the young woman speaks of was Sergeant Ryan, of the First Precinct, who states that he found the young woman in a room in John Strenna's restaurant, and she was in a stupid condition; that she was locked in the room; that it was as much as the young woman could do to reach the station. reaocbng the statlon. He saul that she had either been drugged or been dosed with a large quantity of liquor. It re mains iO(,r MR. AITB1NNA to explain the discrepsanoy between his story and thatt of the young woman, .,trtlularly when it is asserted by her that sh remained in the same room fromr 9 o'lock taturday mortning until 4 o'clock on Munday evening, and her strLtefment is corroborated by other wit. - -4 **- *. IEiPMLtTIVE TOPII ti. Ditinas lioits, but will MGOn Iplr.ent, 3". II. a. I.tPnchbarlk wayqs at'Knowas WVat lie Iknown. The di lTf.ciottln of the colored Senna. torl .l)omn, wlho has returned to I'ack Ird't (t:ILaU'us, has ,troateod littleo urprise anid excitorilrient, for witholit hime the Hmaitre till irotalis eorve a Returni ng Il.ard q(utoirumii. J)rsmas' as'tltnt iinhsi tws t m.oulrnmei, toel on vrrloti.ly, but, of coill se, his miotives wore any tL hlrlg bitI, ditishonlt.. Au to the roreiinin ig Senatiu(ors, ther,+ i nio dlLniger of th.eir htltiJrig, sand even i)rnas nitoty reo.lput beforo ti.any ihours of hits course., I'. IIt. ,. |0. y'mierlusy Mr. t'sncthbnrk ie u hit Itit'lt vist, to the Isrgisiaiture, trinl a rstpr.,tentatv.i, of lIhi ;)sMon T haHd a sholrt ,interview wlit himr. i nch snayn he felt all right. whenm atskod nabout the s.tuationt, . 11 . rsi no anlxioty about the rmusult arid Its patl,rint. 'Th'e sixteen dlays reofrrerd to by the l'residentI. to ,onsrald'tr what action he shall tsake, he t1hinkRs is avery short timl, Atlud that everytLiIng will corne out all right. I say this, said Mr. 'lnchbalok, becatius I KNOW WHAT I KNOW, and his confidonco was plainly ex pressed by the choerfuiness of his coun tonanrc als he spoke. 'T'he 8onate yesterday was principally engaged on the revenue bill, whilst the House made considerable progress in a short time on the general appropria lion bill. It was pleasant indeed to notice the smoothness with whieh.the members worked on this generally THOiLNY sWaZ(T. The bill re-organizing the police jury throughout the Mtato coming up gave rise to Important questions of policy, which will be found in our report of the proceedings of the House. IN CEO bRT. The Contcst for the rtate Treasury to be Judicially Deternslned. The lion. John C. Moncuro, State Treasurer, has flled through Attorney General Ogden, in the Sixth l)lstrict Court, it petition against A. Dubuclet, now in possession of the ofiloo of State Treasurer, Its bookz, etc. The petition alleges that I)ubuclet is unlawfully collecting his salary as such officer, claiming that he holds his poot tlon by virtue of a commisslon of the Governor of the Stat,. The petititon goes on to say : " letitioners allege that naid commis sion was Issued to l)ubuclet In error, and that he Illslgally occupies said offllc and exercises the functions and Is collecting the salary thereof; that Jno. C. Moocure, one of the plaintiffs herein, Is the duly elected Treasurer of the State, and is entitled to said office, as well as to have full and complete cus tody of the records, seal, books, etc., and collect the salary thereof; that an election was held on the 2d of Novem ber, '1874, whereat the plaintiff, Mon cure and the defendant, Dubuclet, were candidates for the said office, and that the said election was conducted in aa cordaned with law, and at the close of the polls on the evening of the same day, the ballots deposited by the suffra gans of the State showed on actual count by the commissioners of election that John C. Moncuro had received for the office of State Treasurer 74,897 votes, and Antoine Dubuclet 71,021 votes, by which count it appeared that Moncure had received a majority of 3876 of the legal votes, and was thereby duly elected Treasurer of the State of Louisiana; that the Returning Board refused, in violation of law, to count certain re turns in order to defeat the will of the people; that said Dubuclet was falsely returned. ' Wherefore plaintiffs pray that a trial be had upon the matters, facts and issues set forth, and a judgment be ren dered decreeing that said commission issued improvidently to Antoine Dt buclet as Treasurer; that Moncure is entitled to be commissioned as such; that said Dubuclet be ordered to deliver up said office, together with all the books, records, seal, furniture, etc., to said Monoure, and to account to 1 m. for the amount of salary drawn by a id Dubuclet up to the time of said ,.e livery, from December 31, 1874, toget:~r with legal interest until paid." The Manhattan Club. The Manhattan Club met again last night, at their rooms, No. 47 Magazine street, over Steve's House, with a full quorum present. After the preliminary business had been transacted, Prof. Carr, of New Jersey, was introduced, who gave a cientitei lecture on lan guage and the expression of thought. A commitcee of two was appointed to conter with the Property Holders' SUnion on the subject of schools, after which it was resolved that an invitation be extended to Prof. Wingard to deliver a lecture on his Nameless Force, next Friday night, to which time the club adjourned. -*ý Choico new spring calicoes are 6%^ per yard at ILM. L. Byrne & Co.'., 163 Canal street. Benefit to Rosa Rand. We understand that on Easter Mon day Miss Rosa Rand, the leading lady and charming actress at the Varieties Theatre during the season just closed, will take a benefit. She will be sup ported by members of the different amateur dramatic clubs of this city, who have kindly volunteered, and we have every reasoni to believe that it will prove a succes&s The " Mar ble Heart" will be presented. pawriýi~t NEWS BY MAIL. Theis mmsalnltet (tllunde) Ireeklya Pestor ExpreMMcs imP Views. [ 4t. tl.rml it. publl on.1 Mr. PBoeoher expresaol hilmself very well ploased with the now Cabinet. Mr. Hlays . started off muton better than his proderessor, Onoerail Grant. The trouble with (irant was that he always wanted a (,.&hint, of mon who would look up to him instcald of r. (,abinet of men who would advise him. I do not know whether this wia hobecaule of his army training or not, but crrtainly it was a marked and bad feature of his administration. The theory of the gov ernment Is that the Presidont. shall sur round hirmseri with adlvisors, aei not with cler ks. ie was not personally an quainted with any ulorbier of Mr. itayes' Catirteot, exc'pt Mr. Evnrts, hut, he know of thetll all, and he had a high opinion of themr all. "Jvrts,'" said he, "I know v-ry well. I have talked to hin by the hour, or. raitb'-hr, I have litentold to hin Iy tlAh hour, for thorn's no chanrt for I.n ytody el'o Ito talk wheot he's presemat. li i a a ,ilnighthfl talker, too; a rntL of extraorrinary ability, atl though he talks to, mrnuch atoult hir. silf enid his own spelmches, Ito will trilke an o:Xr c'll'lnt tic:roltry of HI ate if he ca:rn ho htild down to Itracti+ical aend raetlcable thing-A , aI tl I heli eve that, liay is t llher mri t, tget, t.he monist goo'i uand 'o tulne-ss out, of lime. Mio lhri ' it another good onro, ruin t was ho r that, Mr. Mayer would not tail Int., or rors into which (honrral Grant, fell In the rtnakinog ouf aiLttpointmn'ltts, and thils Itself would give a tone of groat re spootabilit.y to the present Admintistra tua than could be given to the last. PAC'KURID AIl IKlrLOL.OU 1 hie Bel nlestrruerd to stand Lirm-K-el IoWls Canses to the Lemeae. l pselsal to the it. Louirs feptubliosn.] WAsnIlsrOTei, March 18.--The carpet baggers of Louiiaua have advised Pack. ard from this point not to ablxicate, no matter what policy the Administra ion may pursue. They remind him that the aprishes immediately contiguous to New Orleans predominate with blacks, and that if Nicholls should antagonize his administration, he has the power, and that it is his duty as the Executive to aill upon them to aid him to uphold his government. Congressman Diarrall says that on two days' notice Packard could have two thousand black fel lowers with white omoers in the streets of New Orleans, and that he has at least three thousand stand of arms. The game in now, if the friends of Nich olls gives IMayes a guarantee that Pack ard shall not be disturbed, to force mat tcrs to such a point that Nicholls will have to violate the truce to protect him self, then the Fkederal army will be ne c:ssary to restore quliet, and liayres will have to meet the issue, and either drive Packard or Nicholls out at the point of the bayonet. This is the shape the car pet-baAtgers want the Issue to assume, and Packard is believed to be game enough to bring it about. Gov. Kellogg leaves here to-morrow to advsle Pack ard to hold out and to co-operate with him. nva Av· rrI 9 rtif Southern Men RecomlnE Careless of Party Ties and line.. [Npetial to ChicAgo Times I WAslNOTvoN, March 18.-A Southern Senator, a Democrat, said to-day that he was in favor of the administration organizing the next House. He said that they had the means in their power to do it, and he believed it would be better. Postmaster. General Key is in con stant receipt of letters from the South urging a pollcy of breaking away from old party lines and joining in with the new order of things. He received a let ter from Senator Smith, of Tennessee, to-day, in which Smith thought it was time to break away from the old party machinery. What is especially noteworthy in Key's correspond once is tho amnount of letters he receives fr,:rr Southern wonen, advis ing hirm to leave the Democratic party, and saying that it is powerless to do the South any good. One fair correspond ent calls Ilayes "a streak of Provi dence." The Northern Democratic leaders that are here are becoming alarmed at the prospect of this loss of Southern votes. They contemplate a flank movement by nominating a South ern man for Speaker, and so retaining the support of the Southern elements. Goode of Virginia, is spoken of as a candidate. Indeed, Morrison, of I111 nois is reported as saying that he would support Goode should his own candidacy not be practicable. Hooker, of Mississippi, is also a candidate. Fos ter, of Ohio, says that ne is perfectly confident that the Administration will be able to organizo the next House. He says that ther is no doubt about this. A CONSERVATIVE's VIEW4. Gov. Nleholl's will Exact his Ilight, this Very Week. tSpecial to St. Lou:s Republican I WAsHI oTONs, March 13.-A member of Congress who is very conservative, a warm friend of Hayes and who is in fa ver of an immediate course of non-inter ference on the part of the Federal gov ernment, says he does not know just what the policy is to be. He thinks the troops will be taken away, but not sooner than three weeks hence. He has the best of reason for believing that a commission will be sent South, but whether to arbitrate the present diffi culty or to settle the minor troubles which would remain after the removal of troops he does not know. The Cabinet on two occasions have discussed the question, and it is known tIhat to-morrow's session is to be mainly devoted to fixing a time for the with drawal of the troops. Those who are direct representatives of Nicholls de clare that they will not wait longer than this week, as they have all along been given to understand that their re quest should be granted at the end of the week; if not, they will demand their rights and not continue to sue for promises or favor. PINCH'S PHILASPEOTI. He Says that Packard Must Acceps the laevritabe. (Special to Journal of Commnero.l OtscnATI, March 18.- Ex-Governor Plpbhback, of Louisiana, pssed thro.eh this oat nigr.-at, i on his thto tew yýrI. eonvestia p...ilnr it _. t..ý til. government must inevitably fall. ]Es said : My philosophyon the matter is alt summed up in one phrase, "Iacept the inevitable,' gracefully If you (an, but you must make the best terms you can. It crome just to this: the white I)emo" orats can govern Loulelasa, the Repub Ilcans cannot, without military assist anne, and some sort of government we must have; that's all there is in it. Iiepublirnr hnvo the right side, Democrats haLve the former. If there was any hope o of one being held up, I should say stick; but everybody can see that thorn is not. A military gor ernment would be the host for all par ties, but that we cannot, have; the near est to it, will be the Nicholls govern ment. The flower of the Confederate army, well armed andi sploenddly drilled, to support Mr. Nicholls. Just let the P'refsrient withdraw the troops and In flfton rnilutoe sill the present l'aokard ir,,hnglature will ec;-umper over to the Ni.aholls l.gi4latur0e; nobody 'loubte thatt It, will the, ban lhInº, and If will at, (,nce recgniz"e Mr. Nlcholl,. 'T'hat set.tla4 it, arl at, o1,p'. My hope than ia that the r liirn cli~, w.ery of sttlrf, will . iakn pa, ',' wi1, their uoigh. hors and havo m', Ir5o1.n,,rot. toc stremit orut.raKg'at. VA',"I,' .'il) VYtltitlE IL OQURCE'4 OF i.tlti+lAN 1. Homo pr;v'rwst ( )plerar to think that we arrke cxt.rav;i,urr t ý,St.irn'rt.+t oen the ag. r'hultu.ral n'paritIt'b( of I, jt.ilaniu, ., Lh t u, aFpp,'Id to well knor.n fatt4. frr 1e70, acorirgl!oc t,o the orns'u' re plrts, tho nropy of Iflliltana were vralued at $t, l$;,rwO,txi; the far.ns on whhl h the'n crops'gi' wrero made at *72,- . 000,000. A competent judge, thoroughly no lquainted with the topography of Lou islana, has estimated the tillable lands of the State to be ample for the e.a ployment of eight hundred thouslsd held hasds; 400 000 in the cultivatton of cotton, 30,000 In sugar and 100,000 l.n In 1870 not over 100,000 1>ld haond were employed in all the crop., in thfUT State. Much of the land that year was poorly cultivated. Disorganized labor, want of means, cruihlng taxation a bad State government, all bore heavily on the fis dustries of the State. The poverty of many of our farmers was so great hat they could not obtain goo teSa o' suitable farming utensils; and muh et. the richest lands in the State was olt- vatnd hb nntnrdA }shnar whath i4 1afr* rigr to d white labor. By the use of better teams and imple. ments, and skillful white labor, 8,0,00 farmers could produce ton times thesb. crops of 1874 Elght times the value of the crop I.a Louislana In 1870 would be $4186,000,10.: h The above field force could cutlV atsa sixteen million acres of land, and that would leave ten million acres of wood, timber, sea marsh and other wate' lands in the State. . If 16,000,000 acres of land were in a high state of cultivation in this State; if the levees wero strong, and proper legislative favors were bestowed upon our agricultural interests, the State treasury would be full and taxes ifght: LouIsiana, with such a field force, as such lands, should have ample ear to make strong levees, reclaim ahe swamp lands, and, like Holland, s could reclaim her marshes, and m her wet lands worth $100 an acre. are now not worth a aims an .cre, though they are ranked among the rich eat lands In the State. With these lands reclaimed, sheoo0.l add two hundred thousand hands to ,he field force, and could then employ a million in place of eight hundred thou- - sand men in her fields, vineyards, er chards and gardens. True, these enormous crops would greatly reduce the price of the o.tamep articles. This would result in more versified crops, in raising finer and more stock, in extending our factories, in working up numerous smaller indue tries now neglected, and in develo the mineral wealth of the State. If our State was well settled up with farmers, mechanics, miners and lumber men, and her resources well developed she would sind to the markets of world more of the products of lad yearly than would cover the pr assessed value of the whole State, with all of its movable property of every descriptlon, iu city and country, Could nut geologists, 'c chemists, observtng stat ast learned agriulturists, find much bz the parishea of the State so prolik~ `_ natural wealth, that would be Iatrart ing and important to our law-makers, to our people and to the world? Daljsi DuiWzar City Hotel, New Orleans, Marsh 2lst, Another One on sSIler. [(ew York lan.] James Eckler was arraigned for - s . tence in the General Sessions yesterday.: He confessed that he had stolet epooa. Judge Gildersleeve looked at him with exceeding dignity, and said : "You pl.en guilty to stealing spoons?" "Yes, sir," was the reply. "Did you belong to Butler's army?" "No, sir." "The sentence of the court Is that yew be confined in the State prison forth term of two years." The old and reliab.e Piper-Hiieeieck. -- -- "cs+- -- To-morrow 3. L. Byrne & Co. of.:r of all claeues of dry goody at ify crats s doilr. Gat m SenRe Crvito.- Yesaterday R. Harden, 27 and 2:! Chartres street, ola the vernal equmnox by calling together her dreda of lady friends to ezjoy her di4p1]ye and beantilnl spring aol summer mill prodnotions of fuorign and Amersic and manufectnrere, which seh ha. i. their adornment. From early morning il past reisonable bnsinsee hours the fair our city thronged the spcious show revelling in gems from Caroline Coatot and Parisian ho.ses, and equally elegst e dtone of home prodne.lk. Co.tmni.a hardly de Justice to the new ehades of al ne, of whih the leading are coral, Mandarin, trellsu, rea-foam and g'p rsl5 a description of the elaborate andl and bonnetewould require eolrsma ia r. were chips from Paris trimmed in treiW green towers and lees; e .bi b gandrn. and oetrseh lowers of the ]Rors, etrawe with Yms!ýioU .crmaoo s a d h be bssgm e bs .