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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. II---NO. 91. NEW ORLEANS, SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1877. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. BY .TELEGRAPH. BHREVEPORT. t"The " Voie of North Lonuisiana. its People Pledge the Nichollst Government their Lives, their Fortunes and their Sacred honor. Wo Compromise----Either Nicholls or a Military Government. (Speoial to N. O. Democrat. ] Snuav-ronT, March 23.-At a large meeting of the business men and citi sens generally of Shreveport, held at thb Cotton Exchange this evening, the following resolutions were adopted unanimously, and the undersigned were instructed to communicate the same to his excellency (Gov. Francis T. Nicholls, by telegraph : BESOLUTION1,. Whereas, it is proper at all times for a free people to meet together and dis aetU tae political issues that agitate their country, it is more than ever im portant, when their liberties are threat aeed, that they should, in some ap ro priate manner, declare their convict ions and the principles which actuate them. A crisis has now arrived in the affairs of Louisiana which will test, to the ut most extent, the patriotism of her peo pie. Enoouraged by the inaction of the government at Washington, S. B. Pack ard, who fraudule itly claiths to be the Governor of Louisiana, threatens to in stall himself as such with force and arms; therefore, be it Resolved, That knowing Francis T. Nicholls to have been elected Gov ernor of Lnutslana at the general election held on the 7th of November, 1878, we pledge to his support our lives. our fortunes and our sacred honor. Resolved, That under no circum stances will we recognize or tolerate any government of which S. B. Packard s the head, and if necessary to prevent it will use every means with which God and nature has provided us. Resolved, That we have learned with ,consternation that a commission of dis tinguished gentlemen are soon to visit Louisiana to adjust our political differ ences; that whilst we are willing for the world to know our condition, and will give every facility for Investigation, yet we know our rights and will not com promise them at the dictation of any person, be he ever so high in authority. Resolved, That the rights of the peo ple, as expressed at the ballot-box, are too sacred for compromise, and that we will have the government chosen by the people, or force, as we have the means of doing, a military government. Resolved, Ti:,at the delay resulting from the slow process of settlement through the means of the proposed commission is operating the most se vere injury to our planting and commer elal interests, and we appeal to those in authority to bring about, as soon as possible, a final settlement in favor of the government which has the confil dencel and will receive the support of the people. the people. WM. . . WIE, Chairman. N. C. BLANCHARD, I Secretaries. oD. M. ArsTIN, F THE SOUTIL CARltoLtsA CASE. IHampton and Chamberlain nummontd Io Washington by Hayes for an Adjust ment. Hampton Will Nit Enter Into Any Nego tittons in Which Chamberlin Takes a Part. [Special to N. O. Democrat.] WAsHINOTON, March 23.-The Cabinet finally concluded to summon Chamber lain and Hampton to Washington to see it some basis of adjustment cannot be reached by mutual agreement. Both of them have accordingly been sum moned by an official letter from the President, asking for their presence. It is believed that they will both come, although some of Hampton's friends express doubts about his entering into any negotiations whatsoever in which Chamberlain personally takes a part on equal terros. WFrom Our Evening Edition of Yesterday.] SOUTH CAROLINA. Hampton to Eject Chamberlain, Who Will Retire. [Speoial to the N. O. Democrat. ] WAsHnSGTON, March 23. - The Star, A* dministration organ, gives the follow ing solution of the South Carolina ques tion: Hampton will proceed in ejectment against Chamberlain under the laws of the State, and Chamberlain will retire under protest. The Star intimates that the Federal . overnment will not permit the troops to interfere in this legal process, and says that the writ of ejectment will be immediately issued by Chief Justice Willard of the South Carolina Supreme IA.lT AND *UTEI CAIOLINA. a. as livites the Rival veveran to w, are t-The ruls the South Carolina question have been the sending of a letter to Chamberlain and Hampton, inviting them here in person, or by delegate, to confer with the President on the situation of affairs in that State. EXECUTIVE MA.8ION, 1 Washington, U. C., March 28, 1877. Sir-I am instructed by the President to bring to your attention his purpose to take into immediate consideration the position of affairs in South Carolina, with a view of determining the course which, under the constitution and laws of the United States, it may be his duty to take in reference to the situation in that State, as he finds it upon succeed ing to the presidency. It will give the President great pleas ure to confer with you in person, if you shall find it convenient to visit Wash ington, and shall concur with him in making such a conference the readiest and best mode of placing your views as to the political situation in your State before him. He would greatly prefer the direct communication of opinion and informa tion to any other method of ascertain ing your views upon the present condi tion and immediate prospect of public interests in South Carolina. It reasons of weight with you should discourage this course, the President will be gla:d to receive any communica tion from you in writing, or through any delegate possessing your confidence that you will convey, to have your views of the impediments to the peaceful and orderly organization of a single and un disputed State government in South Carolina and of the best methods of re moving tlkm. It is the earnest desire of the President to be able to put an end, as speedily as possible, to all ap pearance of intervntion of the military authority of the United States in the political derangements which affect the government and afflict the people of South Carolina. In this desire the President cannot doubt he truly represents the patriotic feeling of the great body of the people of the United States. It is impossible that protracted dis order in the domestic government of any State can, or should, ever fail to be a matter of lively interest and solicitude to the people of the whole country. In furtherance of the prompt and safe exultation of this general purpose, he invites a full communication of your opinion on the whole subject in such one of the proposed forms as may seem to you most useful. By direction of the President I have addressed to the Hon. Wade Hampton a duplicate of this letter. I am very respectfully, your obedient servant, WV. K.K RO aERs, Private Secretary. To the Houe. uDanel IH. Chamberlain. A PIIOTEST. Our Reprecentatives In Congress Protest P Against it. t WASHINGTON, March 23.-Messrs. Ellis, Levy and Gibson have under considera tion a protest, which they will file with the President, against the appointment I of a commission for Louisiana. The protest objects to the policy of the commission : 1. Because it fails to redeem the as surances of the President and of his political friends, made in his behalf, I before the electoral count was com pleted, these assurances being both verbal and in writing. 2. The appointment of such a com mission is fully illegal and extra-consti- i tutional, and tends to continue Federal interference in State matters. 3. That the delay consequent on such a commission is injurious to every in terest of the State, and especially to the planting interest. 4. That the action of such commis sion is powerless to bind the people of the State, who " never " will consent to the overthrow of their chosen govern ment and the installation of Packard. GOV. BROWN OF TENNESSEE. He Is Willing to Visit Louisiana on Hayes' Commission. WASHINGTON, March 23.-The follow ing letter has reached Postmaster Gen eral Key from ex-Gov. Brown, of Ten nessee: PULASKI, March 22, 1877. Hon D. M. Key, Poe mas.er General: If it is believed that my co-operation will contribute anything toward a pa cific solution of the troubles in Louis iana, my services are at the command of the President, on the basis suggested in your dispatch of to-day. Advise me fully of the determination of the Presi dent. Joan C. BROWN. The President has appointed Mr. Brown on the Louisiana committee. Packard's Legislature Appeals for Aid. WASHINGTON, March 23.-The Presi dent has received by telegraph a reso lution of the Packard Legislature call ing for aid to protect the State govern ment against insurrection, but has paid no attention to it. Foster Blodgett as Marshal of Georgia. The formal presentation of the papers and application of Foster Blodgett, as Marshal of Georgia, was made by Sec retary Morton, and not by Senator Hill. FOREIGN. The Vatican Advises the Catholcls to be Patient Under Persecution. VIENNA, March 23.-A circular to the bishops has been issued from the Vati can, counseling patience and abstention from provocation during the expected period of increased persecution. The Protocol. PaRis, March 23.-Gen. Ignatieff is arranging fcr a meeting of the three Emperors, should the protocol be signed. The Pope Somewhat Indlspssed. ROME. March 23.-The Pope is some what indisposed, but there is no imme t diate cause for alarm. Nf ew Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs. e It is reported Count Corti succeeded Melegari as Minister of Foreign Affairs. .1 -. -. . The following paragraphs, intended to have been printed separately, were by some blunder so arranged that they read consecutively in a Paris journal: "Dr. - has been appointed head phy sician to the Hospital de la Oharite. Orders have been issued by the author ities for the immediate extension of the cemetery of Mount Parnasse: the works are being exeuted with the au most 4lapteiL C~~aAI~wrgk U (From Our Evenig Edition of Yesterday.] c A BETTER FEELING PREVAIL INU. if the Commission Betrays Us, any Act on our Part Will Be Justified. The Northern Copperheads gnd l8outhern Carpet-Baggers Feeding Out of the Same Trough. [gpeoial to N. O. Democrat.] WASNINGTON, March 23.-The Presl dent and members of the Cabinet are very reticent oil the subject of their re cent deliberations. But one member of the commission has been appointed thus far; this is ex-Gov. John C. Brown, of Ten nessee. There is a report cur rent that John B. Henderson, of Missouri, has been appointed and has accepted, but I cannot verify this. Henderson is generally considered as a Republican, but our people can dapend on his fairness. Southern men here are recovering their hopefulness to some extent. Their general expression is, that if the com mission does ustice, well and good, but if. after all we have suffered and en dured, Packard is recognized, the Administration will have no excuse for its betrayal of us, and we will have the sympathy of the civilized world in any movement which may be dictated by our despair. There is general feeling of relief that the announcement of the decision of the Cabinet did not provoke our people to attack the State-House, and it is be lieved, on all hands, that the action of the Commission will be patiently await ed by them. Foster sends me a reassuring tele gram from his home in Ohio. He says that those who think that the President has backed down are mis taken, and that the present programme is dictated by the philosophy that di plomacy should be exhausted before war is declared. All the New York papers are with us except the Times. The Herald, WYorld, and Sun denounce the commission pro gramme, and sharply arraign Hayes for trifling and indecision. The Tribune says that Commission should have a fair show, but scouts the possibility of Packard's recognition. The Northern Democratic politicians who are figuring for Speakership and other offices of the next House join with Blaine and the carpet-baggers in rejoice ing over the blow to our hopes. It is a curious sight to see the North ern copperhead and Southern carpet bagger feeding complacently out of the same hog trough, and whatever hap .1 pens, our people should bear this spectacle in mind. BUELL. THE MERCHANTS SPEAK. A Prompt Rebuff' to Packard's Lying Telegram. A Council of Our Solid Men. Yesterday afternoon, on a very short notice, the members of the Cotton Ex change met to take action upon the tel egram sent to Washington by Packard, in which it was stated that the mer chants of the city supported the aspir ant in his pretensions. Never before in the H!STORY OF THE COTTON EXCHANGE has such an attendance been present, especially when a subject outside the trade was to be brought before the meeting. The movement seemed to be sponta neous, and the willingness and alacrity with which the members of the Cotton Guild responded deserves commenda tion. At the meeting held yesterday at the Cotton Exchange there was represented fully three-fourths of our exporting trade, and the amount of money repre sented was close upon $8,000,000. The meeting was the largest ever held at the Exchange, and after the usual preliminaries the following preamble and resolutions were adopted and tele graphed to Washington: PACKARD EXPOSED. Whereas, one S. B. Packard is said to have informed the authorities at Wash ington City that the principal mer chants and business men of this city are willing to recognize him, the said S. B. Packard, as the lawful Governor of this State; and Whereas, such assertion is not only utterly false, but in direct contradiction of the most patent facts, the members of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange, an association representing a commer cial interest of more than one hundred millions of dollars per annum, formed solely for business purposes, taking no part in politics and counting among its members adherents of both political parties, feel called upon in the interest of peace, good order and lawful govern ment, to solemnly protest against any credit being given to such assertions; be it, therefore, Resolved, That Francis T. Nicholls is recognized and obeyed as the lawful Governor of this State by nine-tenths of the honest, intelligent and tax-paying classes of the State, and by a large nu merical majority of its citizens, without distinetion of race or color. Resolved, That this reognition of the vernment of his Excel Franois T.H ila classes to the authority of the courts, sheriffs and other officers acting under commissions issued by him and by the voluntary payment of taxes in advance of the time fixed by law. Resolved, That for ourselves, and for the great mass of the peaceable and law-abiding citizens of this State, we solemnly protest against the right of any power outside of the State to set up or to recognize any State government other than that of Franois T. Nicholls, the one duly elected, inaugurated re cognized and obeyed by the people of the State. Resolved, That in the interest of peace and good order, and of Republican in. stitutions, we solemnly protest against any attempt to impose the said S. B. Packard upon this people as Governor of the State firmly believing that the attempt would lead to civil strife, and to a resistance which would speedily as sume such formidable proportions as would endanger the peace and prosper ity of the entire country. A PROTEST. The Ierchants of New Orleaus Re fute Packard's Lies. They will Uphold, by all Means, be the Nicholls (overnment. se COT or to NEw OnuSANS, March 23. 1577. w To his Ex ellency Bt. B. Hayes. I'reldent of the tb United States: O. ,ir-The undersigned, merchants and others dl estbhlishld in this city, do hereby emphatically P deny t at we have, in any manner or ehape, supported, or that we intend to support, the so- ht ca led government headed byS. B. Packard. H And we also solemnly declare that it is our t firm and deliberate purpose to uphold, by all means in our power, the egal Governor of this State, Francis T. Nicholls. Very respe 'tfally, I A Carriore & Sons Borcder & DeSmet, C A W Bosworth, P Gelpi & Brother, hi Jno G Gaines Geo A Plle, A Baldwin & Lo, Juo H Pike, J Burnside, Pike & Howard, Si McStet & Value. J W Gaines. vl Katz & Barnett J Gordon, H Levy, Loeb.Phenor A:o, Wm Pemberton. Jas M Walsh, Elgar N tt, A F Hickman, Pike Brothers. LI MB Well, Lemnine & Gaines Bros, e C Cavaroc & Son, J E Casseard, b Meyer Weill, Gao .Jonas, Garthwaite. Lewis & John E King, Miller. Herman Roeht, C Felix Loeb, I N Marks, Simon & Kohn. Herman & Vignes. Iaacson BSims. chias Jumonville. Wm J Behan. W I',tlfrey, P A Conway. J 'Juye s, Isaac Levy, J W Hincka. A Lehmann A Co. J Delery. Mullen & Holloway, Chas (tnuchae, Leon Gouchaux, W W Gordon. h M Johnson, A V Duraldo. A Lamothoe Jos David, A H Marks, J C kdams, t1 Ed Durand, M W Stlith,. Joseph Mitchell. Jules Montreuil, a P O KombecK., James Nott, Charles J Carriere. Touton Beauregard, t Geo W Byrne, Ed Lanee. b L E Forstali, J L Berwin. James J Tarloton. P Blanc, J Surgeron. F Dietze. Ed Jumonville. CL Mavor. t A Wllloz, P' Duquenay. D Us Larroque-Turgeau, Jao A Barnett, Jno D Kombeck, Henry Bezou, ( W Nott, 1' A Chalaron. A Archinard, J Michelfelder, d J Newman. A Bozonior, t it W Young. H ltideau. b J Cassard, J, o Meyers A Son, C H Lawrence & Co, Cobb & Maxent. L Ieder & Co, Hyrnes & Bro. U W G Lyon & Go, Wang & Cortam. i W H Holmes & Co, B W Vermott, . D Fatjo & Co. J A Staig, r. .1 B Camors A Co, Sheehan & Russ, 8 John T Moore & Co. J It Kent & ;o. e Grove & Wildermann. CT Buddecke & son t Frank &Roder, Mrhe.l y, SS KeIeo & Sons. Miller Dolhondo & Co, Roger & Mit hell. John kelson A Co. I Small & Co. B H Fiashpoler, t Smith, Bros & Co. J W Smith, g Schwabacher, Frowen- Aug Benckhardt. folder & Pfeifer, Geo Sick, I J M Schwartz. Ii Herbst, 8 Archer & Borland. Gustave Lee, t Howard & Preston, C H Heintz. Chas H Dolsen. Ernest Kraemer, David Collie. H Pohlman & ion. Crane. Melhado&ChismJules Janvry. Vose Brothers. H R Gogreve, Chas Pleasants. A H White, Prudh mine & Briggs. Aug Couturie Post & Hobby, Geo Heck & do.. i Gordon & tomila, John Connolly. Barstow & Deeves. P B Hurst. Pohlman & Doll, E K Converse, W P Converse, Jr., A Co.,F A Behan J C Murthy & Co., Jackson & Manson, i Glover & Odendahl, Russell & Hall, W H Ma:thews & Bro, Rareshide & Macs. Zuberbilr & Behan, Baummarden & Langles Morris McGraw, John alder. Gus Beck, C Gitzinger. Burke & Thompson, Hay & Mehle, J G apor, Frederick Good. Udolpheo Wolf, Jno A Norton, Lochte & Cordes. U Marinoni, Hartwell & Chambers, Ant Lanata, Geo W Taft & Co. Gelpi & Viosca. J Gottschalk. Joseph O'Brien, A Thomson & Co. Fernd Barba, J J Irby & Son, Margaret Haughery. Jackson & Kilpatrick, Forsheimer Bros. Thos Simms. C A French. - Scherck & Berkson, Eugene Doherty, W H Beanham, S MIers, AT Bennett & Co, Vairin & Mortimer. Chs B Schenek, Holt, Murray A Co. Hirsch Adler & Co. Sears & Kinsella, Flash Lewis & Co, Pelton & Dunbar. John I Adams & Co. B J West, A F Cochran & Cazeres, C Doyle. Miller & Dielman, James G Clark, I Schmidt & Zeigler, Jules Rose & Co. E F DelBondio, J Bloom & Co. g l J & DD O'Brien, Comwagere & Lambert, J T Gibbons & Co. P Rivire, Miller A Meyer, A A Buch. Joseph Keller. R Beltran, ulavison & Pitcher. Jas A Vignaud, U Bassitti. E G Arnet. ) H T Lawler, MeClelland, - Mayer Broo. C P Gilmore. Jonn H Calder, H Maxent, L B Dal'onte. P Poutz & Son. E J Doyle, L Grand. I A Cabiro. Morrow & Westerfield. I C Crawley, A A Moul on, Joseph D'MIza, T M We cott, A Flotte. Peychaud & Garcia. O Duplantier, M Popovich, 1 EL ceebe. L Spotorno, PM Kelly. H N Boudct. Louis Courcelles. F Henke, Jas Beaurega:d, Urban Theurer, - it Ardeville. It F Theurer, SM B Miller, Joseph Bayle. I J A Delery. F Jaufroid. Edm D'Aquin. F Laborde. Jules LeBlanc, Victor Maignan. L Falk. Jr, LC Arny. 1 O Valeton. T M Scott, J Jamrod, J Sarrazin. E Pautier. U Vatinel, C P Faurie, S Fournier, SS Tocl. Dr J A Hava. ED Dean. fE Djan. F A Dalhe. B Brugier. H Boisblane, Hebert & Co, S Bertus & Durel. H Billard. i Rodd Bros & Co, A Dagoret. f Ed D'aquin. Paulin Durel, C N Vogan. A Geiger. PA Lelong. J Carrouchie. - Delgado&Co, BCary&Uo. t and thousands of others, merchants, bankers, brokers, etc. is Doom l s-.onsaa atr d olac y se. -bCSL~t rbP o~·rthr r NEWS BY MAIL. HORRIBLE. Paekard's Nllggers Are Going to Burn Down New nrleann. [Speoial to Chicago Times.] WASHINGTON, March 20. -The Cabinet I session to-day was a long one. Piesi- a dent Hayes said at its opening that he c proposed to stand by the policy outlined I in his inaugural speech, and that noth- a ing has occurred since his succession to office, to make him change his views E upon the subjects therein mentioned. Mr. Evarts offered a resolution after this i approving Hayes' policy toward the South. This was seconded by Postmas ter General Key, and adopted by a unanimous vote of the Cabinet. Fol lowing this there was a lengthy discus- f sion of affairs in the South. A promi nent Republican Senator who was sum moned to the White House this ajter noon to consult with Hayes about the Southern situation, says nothing was resolved upon in the Cqbinet to-day, but it is generally agreed upon by Mr. Hayes and his advisers that no troops shall be withdrawn from Louisiana at present. A few days ago this withdrawal was agreed upon, but Packard's attitude has I considerably changed matters. The Hayes people had been told that if the I troops were withdrawn the Packar i government would have to give way at once. Upon the rumor of the troops being recalled Packard has shown'him self independent of them, and massed such a force about him as to make some Conservatives afraid to have the troops ordered away. Packard's friends say to-nirht that it the troops are withdrawn and a fight is once begun the colored people will burn down New Orleans. The South Carolina case is different. Chamberlain is as strongas Packard, but it is to be doubted whether he could make as good a fight. Mr. Hayes said to Senator Patterson to-day that he did not believe in keeping troops there to bolster up either government. He may move out a few troops from Columbia, but he will keep the main hulk of them there. Senator Angus Cameron, who was chairman of the Senate investigating committee that visited South Carolina called upon Hayes this evening at his request and told him that he believed that if the troops were withdrawn, a conflict should ensue, and a single Republican should be killed, the colored people alone would set fire to and destroy the city of Columbia. THE LIAR ON RECORD. Kellolg Is Interviewed and Mays Rash Things Proinlscuously. b [Special Chicago Times.] tA WASUINGTON, March 20.-Gov. Kellogg C had a long interview with the President f to-night. After it a Times representa- n tive bad an interview with him. The ti Governor was very much in earnest, i and seemed to be deeply excited about the statements that have been made by the Louisiana Conservatives here in the city. He said he would stake his positive judgment, aside from all ques- b tions of feeling, that the troops would y not be withdrawn lifrom Louisiana. 1 When asked if he based this on the d statement made to him by the Presi- n dent, he said: "I say nothing of i that. I do not say that the President a has said nothing one way or the p other, but my judgment is absolute and c unqualified that the troops will not be witndrawn." He also said that the men that were here representing the con servatives were so impecunious that scarcely one of them had enough money d to get out of town; that they borrowed as money to come here, and that they did a not represent the wealth nor even the I taxpayers of the State of Louisiana. He said that the good people of the North I professed to be very much worried c about Mr. Packard's ability to run ] the State government provided the people should refuse to pay taxes. He said that this was one of the great- I est absurdities that could by any pos sible combination be invented. Four out of five of the laboring classes , in Louisiana are colored. They repre sent the producers, and they as a class support Packard. Nearly all of the heavy taxpaying parishes where the i sugar plantations are located are col ored parishes. He said that Packard would willingly sign a guarantee that if allowed to go on and run his govern ment he would not ask a single white Democrat in the State to pay a cent of taxes, and at the end of six months he would have $50,000 surplus in the Treasury. He also said that Packard was not going to run away. He was going to stay there and fight it out, and the Presi dent could not consistently go back on him. He said the men who tried to beat Hayes, and who counseled his assassination, now come here with the cheek of Government mules to ask him to create a government for themselves, and thereby negative the vote of the State whereby he was elected. He said that out of the five thousand men under arms to-night in New Orleans to sup port the Nicholls government, there is not one in ten who is a taxpayer. He says that there is no doubt that a majority of the merchants of New Orleans are in favor of the Nicholls government. They want to see the old times of slavery restored, when New Orleans was the centre of the commerce of the South. One of the strongest reasons why they favor the Nicholls government is that it is the stronger of the two governments. There has been so much misrepresentation in the North upon the subject of the men that wer,3 supporting Packard, that he said it was very common for people to suppose that Packard had no following. Time, he thought, would demonstrate whether Packard could support himself or not, if the United States troops are left merely for the purpose of preserv ing the peace. If they are drawn away it will be an open fight, and no one of the Packard government was going to run. THE CHARGE AGAINST CONANT. Net Much Expected to be Proved-The Pelley oet the Deparment. [Special to the World.] WASHINGTON, March 19.-The investi gation into the charges against Assist ant Secretary Conant and.Mr. Bigelow, ex-chief of the loan division of the Treasury Department, of fraud in con Ue noeis with unpaid interest, does not Ssem so ar.to am t'to much. In 4 no5 siloes valta has been t. E~p dJIl Tb.~ time at which Bigelow is charged witl " being interested in the scheme is eom pletely upset by his absence in Europe for the past two years. The amount of unclaimed interest paid over to attorneys and agents has also proved to have been considerably exaggerated, not reaching thus far over $10,000. Douglass the clerk who was arrested for furnishing the lists of claimants for the interest some time ago, is out on bail and has furnished evidence against several outsiders with whom he was operating. While Mr. Boutwell was Secretary of the Treasury the depart ment prepared a list of these to whom interest was overdue and propose to publish it in the newspapers and issue it in circulars, but for some reason or other it was finally abandoned. Now the policy is to keep the names of the claim ants as secret as possible. The partles who are pursuing Conant made oath to day to alleged immoral practices on his part, out of office. mOUNTAIN MEtDOW LEE. The Wholesale Murderer Awalting the Action of the Law. i[ pecial to Chicago Times. I BlAvan, Utah, March 23.-C imp Cum eron was reinforced to-day with a com pany of infantry, in view of Lee's ap proaching execution, for which no prep arations, it appears, have been made. It is regarded as doubtful by some whether the execution will take place on Friday. Lee is intensely bitter against Brigham Young, but says he will never inform against any of his brethren. He says his conscience does not condemn him, and he is willing to die for the Mormon people, in the full faith of celestial glory. He does not seem agitated in view of the near ap proach of death. He refuses to see any newspaper correspondents or to com municate anything for publication be yond the manuscript for his book to his counsel. One married daughter of Lee resides in this town, and his wives, nine in all, live in different parts of the ter ritory, but three of them will adhere to him. Rachel, who has been with him during his confinement, is his only wife here, and she said to-day, after visiting him, that Lee would die for this people. Some 50 or 60 of Lee's children live In this territory, but a good many are estranged from him. Distriot Attorney Howard, who has been endeavoring to procure a confession from Lee impliea ting Higbee and other church officials, may deem a reprieve necessary in order to promote the ends of justice. Haight, Higbee and Stewart. interdicted parties, are still at large, with abundant evi dence to convict them. Whether Bishop Dame, who was above Haight and Rig bee, can be reached, is the problem now to be, worked out, and if Dame can be convicted it is impossible'to say how far above him the responsibility of the massacre can be traced. Howard seems to be the man to bring all the facts to light. ... ..---.4.¢--- - - - Valedictory. [Philadelphia Times. ] A gentle hint to Packard and Cham berlain: Don't stand on the order of your going, but go at once. Nobody wants you who can help you; and if yoe don't go soon, the order of your going may be inconveniently hurried some fine morning by the sudden disappear ance of bayonets from about the te1o pies now defiled by the last run of carpet-baggers. Go! Mrs. mllIaat'e Hetere. [-incinnati Enquirer.j Even in the Orient feminine nature is delicately feline, as elsewhere. It is said that Lady Salisbury, as a strong minded lady, frequented the Turkias harems and endeavored to induce their inmates to concur with her in her polit ical views. To Mme. Midhat-the wife of the grand vizier-she said that the Turks were done for, and unless they gave in their fate was sealed. Mme. Midhat replied that the wives of Turk ish ministers left politics to their nu. bands, and perhaps it might be as well if the wives of English ministers were ,o do the same. - -----.**-- - A Young Old Lady. Mrs. Patty Stanton, of North Stoning ton, Connecticut, is a bright ninetynibe year-old woman, whose impaired eye sight is coming back, and who is grow ing a newsetof teeth. She was marri at fourteen, has an eighty-yestar.. daughter, and says she would many again but for the fear that the happyi: man might seek her money more t&.ai her love. A soft Answer. [Olhicago Times.] "Why doesn't this fire keep up?"' asked a Chicago husband pettishly, s.0 he pranced around half dressed, anti furtively poked the stove grate, late oaw bitter morning. " It's so much like you," piped out his wife from the warm bed, " Like me! " exclaimed he, stou ping in his work, "how so?" " cause," Isaid she roguishly, "it , Il go out nights." te mumbled u~m. thing to himself, and returned to his work. The Cradle of the Washls;tms. [London World.] The vanished generations of Spencem - lie under stately monuments in the gh Church of Brington, within easy w ing distance of Althorp. But Bu ngt has titles to fame beside that of belngL. the burial place of the powerfulfktt%: dwelling hard by. PainstakingsatkltWGa-.* ries have traced hither the ancestors of George Washington, and love to-flnd n tla! the arms of the Washingtons,dlsplayed ; in Brington Church, the Stars and Stripes of the great repubtic of the West.. A Mental tesaervattes. [Ba.limore Gazette.] The exchange of regards betwt Judge Davis and his former was eminently proper; but it must strained the new Senator's conscie little to say that the Supreme Court R as worthy the confidence of the A. I: can people now as ever before. bpr probably took a mental exceptiona Joe Bradley. She was telling a female friend how Mary Jane quarrelled with her 'felIa,", and said she, "Why, If you beard 'e talk, you'd think they were m &2l9&"