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. .... .. .. ... ..... -. _ -_------. _ z. _ _ _-- - 77_ -. y z _ --. - " '-z --- . .. .---2. . . ... .. . . . .. . .. . .. . OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. II--NO. 99. NEW ORLEANS, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1877., PRICE, FIVE OENT8. BY TELEGRAPH. THE COMMISSION. atersonnel of the Commission; An teeedents and Politics of Its Members. t bis to Commesnce Operations Next W(ek. Let Paekard Prepare to Leave. Hampton's March of Triumph. The Lonlsiaua I)elegallon. (Special to N. O. Democrat. J WAarsINaon, March 28.- -The Com Snlasion has been completed at last. It --vonseits of Wayne McVeigh, of Penn sylvania, ex-Gov. John C. Brown, of '"ennessee, Judge C. B. L wrencs, of -Chicago, John M. Harlan, of Kentucky, Iad Joseph R. Hawley, of Connecticut. I It the seniority of appointments is to be i observed, Gov. Brown, of Tennessee, vill be chairman of the Commission. Taking the body as a whole, there is Slittle to criticise; the only one of the aive members who can properly be i elled a Radical is Hawley, of Connecti 4Ut, and even he, while in Congress, bolted his party on the Force bill. Wayne McVeigh is well known to the leading men of New Orleans. He t belongs to the William Walter Phelps type of Republicans, and, although a son-in-law of Simon Cameron, has always borne a spotlhts reputation for 4 Integrity and more than ordinary repute ifr fairness and independence. Judge Lawrence, of Chicago, has been long identified with the bar and bench of his State, but has never before taken 1 any prominent position in national af fairs. His political status is quite simi lar to that of Senator Christiancy, of Michigan. General Harlan is a Ken tucky Republican of the Bristow school, and is known to be liberal in his views "oh Southern questions. Governor Brown needs no introduction to the .. people of Louisiana. None of these men have been active in politics for several years except Har Ian, who took charge of the Bristow movement before the Cincinnati Con. 'vention last spring. Hawley retired from politics in i875, since which time he has devoted himself to the Centen nial Exhibition. McVcigh has never been an active politician in the sense of t seeking or holding office. Altogether, the Commission may be called a safe conservative body of men and, while not up to the highest stand artI of ability, is highly respectable both in capacity and character. Brown, McVeigh and Harlan could hardly be improved upon in any respect. Hawley e will not be likely to reverse the record t he made against the Force bill, but may t cling to.some of his Radical traditions. Lawrence is likely ta maintain a judi- t cial rather than political attitude. I see plenty of reason to repeat my recent advice to Packard to pack up .and get ready to move. The Louisiana delegation leave for home to-morrow. Gibson has already I gone. G= ..Gov. Hampton was delayed by a de- I .monstration in his honor at Richmond. He will arrive to-morrow morning. The Commission will reach New Or ,iesgs in time to commence operations Sabout a week from to-day. : BUELL. E THE COLLECTORSHIP. Blaine's Favorite Candidate. jlpe.ial to N. O. Dc mocrat. ] WAsuNTrox, .March 28.-Morgan is being strongly pushed for the Collector ship. The President entertains his -mame quite favorably. He is strongly merged by Blaine. I cannot learn whether or not he is also sustained by the carpet-bag influences, but I suspect he is. BUELL. "ALL GOES WELL." -"Make No Bargains But Collect Your Taxe s." The following dispatch was received jyesterday by Major Burke from a personal frlend of President Hayes. T9'he gentleman enjoys a national repu t:.ton, and is known to be of the inner -4; ole of the Administration: WASHINGTON, D. C., March 28, 1877. 'l . Burke: . I give you the most positive assurance t _t all goes right and that you need ~ily have patience and keep absolutely Viet. Make no bargains, listen to no Do not be discouraged. Collect ourtaxes in full faith of a good re WADE EaPTO)N. Je.. rey so Washnglatn-Ue Asks . eega-itien ornhe Presl ent. WzraN ,N. 0., March 28.-Gov. )A maey General Conuer Butler reached hero on the by a band of music, met them at the de pot. A reception speech was made by Hon. A. M. Waddell. Gov. Hamptof and Gen. Butler replied. Hampton said he would ask no recog nition at the hands of the President; he had been fairly elected by the peo ple of South Carolina, and he believed f the Democratic party administered the government of that State, peace, prosperity and happiness would follow. FOREIGN. PEACE. The Post Thinks the Chances of War Dissipated. LONDON, March 27.-The Post pub lishes the following in official form: There is good reason for believing that the Cabinet, to-day, will meet under a condition of affairs much altered since their last council. The suspense, doubt and gloom which then overshadowed European politics are to a considerable extent dissipated; and while it would be premature to in dulge in any illusions, we may safely gather encouragement from the fact that the Russian government is appar ently disposed to meet the wishes of England, and endeavor to come to a more reasonable arrangement than the inadmissable conditions lately put for ward. TIlE PROTOCOL. Negotlations Not Yet Hlopeless. LONDON, March 28.-A Vienna special to the Standard reports that most of the papers agree that the negotiations rela tive to the protocol are not yet hopeless. TIHE EMi'EROR'4 BIRTHDAY. It Irs telebrated in Mayence with a Mili tary Riot. PARIs, March 28.-The Constitutionel reports that a rRilitarv riot occurred in Mayence on the ,...thday of the Em peror William. There was a tight be tween some Prussian and Hessian sol diers. Several were killed and forty wounded. Among the dead are a cap tain and lieutenant. Ignatleflfs Mission. LoNDON, March 27.-Tne Standard's correspondent at Pesth telegraphs that an official communication states that Gen. Ignatieff's mission to Vienna was not to offer Austria the alternative of co-operation or absolute neutrality. The Armistice Soon to End. BERLIN, March 28.-It is reported from Constantinople that the Porte has resolved not to further prolong the ar mistice with Montenegro. A Definite Result Expected. LONDON, March 28.-The Russian tel egraphic agency says: It is hoped that the Cabinet Council to be held in Lon don to-day will lead to a definite result one way or the other. READ THIS ! - Gov. Nicholls yesterday exhibited to us the following dispatch, received by him Tuesday night from the Louis iana delegation: WASHINrTON, March 27, 1877. To Hon. S. B. Packard, New Orleans: In reply to your dispatch to the I'resi dent, I have to say that the dispatch to Gen. Augur, of yesterday, was not in tended to interfere with the situation, but to preserve the peace and obtain in formation. (Signed) G. W. MCCRAuT, Secretary of War. This copy was given us by the Secre tary of War. R. L. GIBSON, WM. A. LEVY, E. JouIN ELLIS. The above dispatch was sent in an swer to one from Governor Nicholls to the Louisiana delegation at Washing ton, and in which the Governor dwelt at some length on the injurious effect of the dispatch of the Secretary of War to Gen. Augur, a copy of which was tele graphed to Packard by the President over his own signature. Governor Nic holls urgently requested that the Presi dent should be made to see the situation here in its proper light. The Louisiana delegation, after a conference with the iPresident and Cabinet, were furnished with a copy of the above dispatch. Executlve Appointments. His Excellency Gov. Nicholls made the following appointments yesterday, which have been confirmed by the Sen ate: P. B. S. Pinchback, member of State Board of Education. Henry A. Corbin, tax collector for Sixth District of New Orleans. James W. Quinn, flour inspector, New Orleans. Milton Laughlin, constable, Twelfth Ward, St. Landry parish. James Ford. justice of the peace Third Ward of Webster. Frank P. Rthburn, consta ble, Third Ward of Webster. E. C. Bright, parish surveyor of Webster. Matthew Dix, parish surveyor, of St. Tammany. Patrick Leonard, auctioneer in and for the parish of Plaquemines. Victor A. Aucoin, assessor, Fifth Dis trict of Orleans. M. J. Barry, inspec tor of weights and measures, Second District of Orleans. Peter Torre, har bormaster of Orleans, vice B. Onorato, resigned. Worthy of Praise. Editor Democrat-I believe the press have, inadvertently no doubt, failed to mention the fact that the members of the Legislature passed by a unanimous vote a resolution that they should not be paid mileage for the extra session to which, under the law, they were clearly entitled. A considerable sum was thus saved to the State, and the mem bers certainly deserve praise for the public spirit that prompted their action in the premises, especially in these times when self-interest is the rule and patriotism is the exception. They merit praise, too, for their deter mination to remain here as long as the public interests require, while their presence at home is so urgently demanded by their farming and other interests. Let us give honor to whom honor is due. S. NEw GOODS AT LEIGHTon's.--On of the most attractive resorts for gentlemen just now, is the elegant shirt emporium eituated under the Cres cent Hall, on Canal street, corner St. Charles. Mr. Leighton has been North for some tim, making selsotons far the spring trade, and the p , may rmo seured iba his stook of itsh , L lbo, ass, wU e f theBp o ~q. ba"J "AI))DRESS." Brn'as to Packard-An Open Lttter Which Demolishes a fraud. S. B. Packard: Bir-In reply to a proclamation re cently issued by the Governor of the State of Louisiana, you have seen fit to eue in the Picayune and Times, of this aty, "An Address," to whom it ap pears not, in the form of advertisement. Under all ordinary circumstances this documen( meriting'only the contempt of real nien, would be passed by in silence, but you have issued it with base motives, chief among which is the ef fect it is hoped to have on millions of people in the North and West who are not only prejudiced against us, but who are utterly ignorant of our real condi tion, and, humble private citizen though I am, I feel it to be a duty to strip the mask from your hideous face and hold you before the world in your deformity. You say, "Mr. Nicholls, who asserts that his government is a fixed fact, complete in all its branches, is destitute of one shred of legal title to the office he attempts to usurp." Pray, tell me, sir, is that not "a fixed fact," which you cannot shake from its foundations? Two men claim to-be Governor of Louisiana; one is shut up in the St. Louis Hotel with all his so called officials, exercises not one parti cle of control over anything or anybody, is contemned and despised by every lover of peace, honor and law; the other, with all his officials, lives openly before all men, exercises full authority and receives the full recognition and homage of high and low, rich and poor, and if there be any limitation to the scope of his authority, it comes not from your hands or lips, but from the central power at Washington invoked by you. Which is the 'fixed fact," Packard or Nicholls? But you speak of "legal title to the office he alttemp s to usurp." Granting, for the sake of argument, that Governor Nicholls is usurpatory in his actions, still do not say "attempts." He is not atteaLplin. usurpation; the act is com plete; he has the State in his hands and you under his foot. You call yourseli Governor, and yet you cannot success fully appeal to the people you say have chosen you to put down an usurper you affect to despise. You claim to have been elected Gov ernor, yet days before your so-called Legislature was to meet, and from whose hands you were to receive your commission, you barricaded the State House, filled it with armed men, called to your back door the army of the na tion, and shut out from the building the very people whom you claim elect ed you. Is all this the action of a man who feels that he has a hold on the hearts of his countrymen, and that he has been chosen to rule them ? Would you not have preferred to be inaugurated as was Governor Nicholls--in the open air, squarely before God and man, and amid the acclamations of all classes ? Have we not wonderfully perverted matters in Louisiana when the elect of the peo ple sneaks behind barricaded doors and under the shadow of borrowed bayonets to be inaugurated, and the usurper walks bareheaded through the throngs of shouting men and women, and takes the oath of office under the broad canopy of Heaven ? You claim that you shall be regarded as Governor because Mr. Hayes has been made President by "the highest tribunal in the nation." Mr. Hayes is President, Mr. Packard, but to the shame of civilization and republican in stitutions; but Mr. Robinson is Gover nor of the great State of New York-not his Radical opponent. And this is the way you must look at things in Louisi ana. Anderson and Wells "counted in" Mr. Hayes, and the people of the na tiun have acquiesced; they also "count ed" you in, but the people of Louisiana do not acquiesce; they say they chose Gov. Nicholls; they have installed him, and the question is, now, " What are you going to do about it?" You say, "Not one of those important branches of the government (Treasurer, Secretary of State, Auditor, Attorney General and Superintendent of Educa tion) is in accord with or under the con trol of General Nicholls." When Gov ernor Nicholls is ready for the Treas urer no doubt the Treasurer will be ready for him. As- to the other "branches," the elect of the people are in the offices under Governor Nicholls, and you know it. To some extent they are paralyzed in function by the army of the nation ; but the contrast between Governor Nicholls and yourself right here is striking, and it brilliantly illu mines the justice of our cause. Gov ernor Nicholls' official arm is partially paralyzed by force from Washington; your oficial arm is utterly palsied by force fruom Governor 1Vicholls. Does it utrl uP . 9 But God defend us from having Gov. Nicholls "in accord with" Bill Hunt, Johnson and Brown-your Attorney General, Auditor and Superintendent. Whenever Gov. Nicholls wants "the records and archives," Mr. Packard, you'll give them to him. "The Supreme Court appointed by ply predecessor recognizes me." A btil liant illustration of mutual admiration I You recognize them, and they recognize you; but where are "the records and archives," this time, Mr. Packard? You are the elect of the people; everybody loves you and wants you to put down the usurper Nicholls; why don't you possess yourself of those archives? You sneer at the "several thousand armed White Leaguers, with artillery in battery," whom you say took posses sion of things. Is this becoming in a man who claims to be the elect of the people-especially of the bone and sinew? If you are elected, be Gov ernor. If I had been elected, I'd be ashamed to sit down in a barricaded hotel and issue whining and lying "ad dresses" to the wind. I would be Gov ernor, or I would be-well, Stephen B. Packard. You say, "The so called Nicholls gov ernment rests its claim largely on the support it receives from the rich and aristocratic classes in this city." Really, Mr. Packard, this is enough, as the old saw goes, "to make a horse laugh." God -help Governor Nicholls it his reliance are on the "rich." Fal stan's ragamuffins would have been a hostin numbes compared with the Iliohols army. Youtf ML Y-, - people for ten years, and that their riches have consequently taken wing. Who ever heard of carpet-bag rule leaving "rich and aristocratic classes" enough to elect .an honest and decent Governor? Come, Mr. Packard, this subject of ours is too grave an one to joke about in that way. Tell the world anything you please about us but don't taunt us with being "rich' after you have subjected us to ten years of carpet baggery. But how vividly do you illustrate yourself, Mr. Packard, in your low ap real to "the middle and poorer classes !" The grovelling and corrupt politician crops out thoroughly, but in vain. Be assured, sir, "the middle and poorer classes" are more honest than you are, and you insult their intelligence when you presume to suggest that they would prefer you to Gov. Nicholls. The work ing white man knows full well that capi tal and labor are mutually dependent; he knows that your party has almost annihilated capital here, and that con sequently he suffers; he has voted against you and he means to sustain his vote. Even the poor negro, whom you and your party have egregiously duped and preyed upon, begins to see why he, too, is not prospering, and thousands of his votes have gone against you. The most preposterous thing I know of is Stephen B. Packard from his bar ricaded den issuing an "address," whin ing over "the rich richer and the poor poorer," and that this is violative of "the principles which underlie the very foundations of republican government." If by "republican" you mean radical government, it would be violative of their principles, because their founda tion stone is to have no rich except their own annointed few, and all the time to have the poor so poor that they can't be made any poorer. You say it is the duty of "the middle and poor classes, white as well as black," to stamp out once for all those who resort to revolution against the ex pressed will of the majority of the peo ple. Good for you! This is the first time we ever agreed, and I do hope the people will go to "stamping" you and yours promptly. The happiest day Louisiana ever saw will be the one when the people rise and stamp out the last vestige of such revolutionists and disturbers as yourself. But how can you, after stunning us with your eloquence on "stamping," in the next paragraph of your "address," simmer down to--"It seems to me the true course, even for those who voted for my opponent, is to give to the legal government their aid and support in restoring order and enforcing the laws," etc.? This is not the language of real gov ernors; it is anything but the language of men who are accustomed to "stamp out" those who differ with them, or present obstacles to political ambition. And then in the next.paragraph you grow eloquent again over "my call," and you threaten incendiarism. All right, Mr. Packard, but of course you will remember that when ill-weeds are to be destroyed we strike at th lir roots. There is an old saying that "barking dogs never bite," much less will we fear them when they bark from their ken nels with chains around their necks. You declare your "determination to defend to the last extremity" your title to the office of Governor. Well, if you will only defend your title it is all right. Don Quixote thought he was fighting a Knight and waked up to find it was only a wind-mill, but he was worsted. But it is hard on us to tell us in the next breath that you look to the "North, East and West" for the material with which to do your fighting. Don Quixote did his own fighting; Don Packard should not do less. "The reign of political terrorism and disorder in this State is, I trust, rapidly drawing to a close." To all of which I say amen! May God in his mercy put it into the hearts of yourself and your class to journey to some far off land and let peace and order, good will and civilization once more reign here in place of carpet-bagism! Then will the millennium have come for Louisi ana. Remove carpet-baggers and slal awags from this fertile soil, and our lamb and lion will lie down peacefully together. Before we part, Mr. Packard, be assured of one thing; in the estima tion of all good men, high and low, black and white, brain workers and hand workers, you were not elected Gov ernor, you are not Uovernor, andi you cannot physically assert and maintain yourself Governor. But one power on earth (the army of the United States) can put you and hold you in the guber natorial chair, and then you will be hated, shunned and despised by all classes even more than you now are. Were you personally perfect in the eyes of men, you are the offspring of the Returning Board. You were begot by Wells, Anderson, Casanave and Kenner in a grand orgie over a prostrate and helpless form, and the brand of bastard stands indelibly marked on your fore head. Civilization rejects you; man hood spurns you. In the last paragraph of your "ad dress" you speak of so administering your government "as to oppress none and maintain the rights of all." This is only a "new illustration of your per fidy. Your so-called inaugural address of last January reeks with bitterness of heart against your political opponents. and the earliest, and the hastened, acts of your Legislature were oppressive to the last degree. No, sir; you were born, reared and educated in an atmosphere of hate against the South. Had you come amongst us in time of peace and to be engaged in the pursuits of honest industry, you might, like large numbers of our wor thiest and truest citizens, natives of the North. have learned to appreciate us and our thoughts and habits-you might have become one of us in honesty of purpose to work out and maintain an honorable civilization; but you were picked uo here by the war an office holder and political bummer, with inor dinate ambition and with unscrupu lousness as to the means of gaining your ends. You hate us because you were educated to do so, and because we stand firmly and honestly in your way; We contemn and reject you because of your character, and because you would force yourself and your minions on us through the despicable means of borrowed power, ou ha us becauee we are recaleitraat, reslta t, besqe eIe pat a m are hostes humani generis. You have undertaken, then, to forcibly mix oil an, water. Before you go too far, Mr. Pack ard, suppose you consult the chemists BaUTUS. -------**------ HISTORY OF A LAW SUIT. THE GREATEST CASE EVER TRIED APPROACHES ITS END. Concluding Chapter of the Gaines Drama. Saturday last, in the U. S. Ciresul Court, Judge Billings presiding, the argument of the great case of Myrs Clarke Gaines vs. Fuentes and man others, was brought to a close. This suit involves the last issue; to be determined in this long protractec and singularly eventful and interesting controversy. The main point involved was the verity and legality of the will ol Daniel Clarke, made in 1813, by whici Myra was recognized as his lawfu daughter and made universal legatee ol his large estate. This will was read to two persons, friends of Mr. Clarke, to-wit: Chevalier De la Croix and Mrs. Harper, but after his death could never be found. Efforts were made to discover it. and when they failed an attempt was made to have it probated as a lost or destroy ed instrument. This attempt failed, and a previous will of 1811, wherein Myra was not recognized or created an heir, was probated and executed, anc all of Clarke's property was sold under it. On reaching womanhood Mrs. Gainee commenced the prosecution of her claims as forced heir, and in ever; imaginable form of proceeding and by every legal device and strategy she sought to establish her rights. The re sults of these several suits were various and uncertain. Sometimes they appeared to be in her favor, and the little lady and her numerous friends became jubilant when this large estate seemed within her grasp, and the news papers and gossippers exhausted their inventive powers in devising schemes and plans for the investment and dis position of the immense property which woitld accrue to her. Alas! a few months and another trial of the Gaines case would dissipate these rosy hopes, and the little lady would be again in the slough of despondency. The court had gone back on ner. But there was no such word as fail in her vocabu lary-and never has been either, while a budding young woman, a full blown matron or an elderly lady. She was equal to every rebuff, and wrestled bravely with every disaster. A legion oi lawyers embarked in her case. She out lived and wore them all out. Her path for forty years was strewn with the corpses of ambitious attorneys, who were confident of winning fortune and fame by bringing the Gaines case to a final judgment. But the plaintiff never turned from her path, never wearied or paused, in her pursuit of the great ob ject and aim of her life-to establish her legitimacy and vindicate the faith of her father and the virtue of her mother. It was not extraordinary that such earn estness and intensity should develop a sturdy and dauntless intrepidity aihd belligerency, which involved her in many episodical conflicts with lawyers and others. It would require a volume to sketch never so superficially these various epi sodes, and the suits and scenes in which Mrs. Gaines filled the leading part. There never was so elaborate, intri cate and exciting a judicial and legal drama. Finally, when her case seemed to be desperate, two ingenious and able attor neys conceived a new plan to revive her claim. Grymes, John A. Campbell, Keene and a host of other able lawyers had exhausted their powers in the effort to bring her case to a favorable conclu ston. Undismayed by their failures, these young advocates resolved to em bark on a new voyage of .discovery for the long sought treasures. They were F. Perin and E. A. Bon ford, who both died during our civil war. Their plan was to revive the suit to probate the lost will. Since this ques tion had been passed on, thirty years before, decisions had been rendered by the highest courts in England and in this country, sanctioning such proceed ing. It was vigorously opposed, but the young lawyers finally succeeded, and Mrs. Gaines was permitted to prove the The witnesses were then living in ex treme old age. They were Mrs. Harper the relict of a former judge of the United States District Court in this city, and the Chevalier De la Croix, an octogena rian, who was led into court by his son, himself an old man. The Chevalier was blind and infirm, but he was a true knight, and though the probating of this will would render null and void the title to nearly all the property he held, he did not bes rate to testify with distinctness tr the exist ence of such a will and ýs contents shortly before the death of his friend Clarke. By these witnesses the will was estab lished and probated, and thus Mrs. Gaines was recognized as the heir and universal legatee of Daniel Clarke. This proceeding took place a few years before the civil war. Thus armed for the combat, she commenced various suits against holders of the property of her father, which had been sold under the old and void will. She had now a standing in court. These suits were prosecuted with increased zeal and vigor and various fortune. Sometimes she obtained judgments, and they were appealed or their execution prevented by side suits and other contingencies of all law suits. Sometimes she was non-suited, and at times appeared to be utterly routed, but again revived 'and reappsred In the auin. always cheer 700 iQts JSWf mitting the will of 1813, was ordered to be reviewed, and came up before Judge T. Wharton Collena, one of the most learned and patient of our judges. After a long argument, Judge Collens reversed the decision rendered twenty years before by the Supreme Court, and refused to probate the will. On appeal, this decision was affirmed by the late Supreme Court, Ludeling presiding. Here was a sad and dismal conclusion, a final and fatal extinction of all Mrs. Gaines' fond and bright hopes and dreams. "How could she ever recover from this blow ?" "Easily enough," suggested her in genious lawyers, " tran'fer the case to the United States Court." This is the common remedy employ ed by all lawyers who see no chance of success in the 83tate courts. A conflict arose between the two jurisdictions, which was finally compromised byan understanding, or decision, that the verity and legality of the will might be questioned and disputed by all parties whom Mrs. Gaines might sue on titles based on said will. And this is theissue now joined in the United States Court in the various suits which were closed, as to the argu ment, on Saturday last. This arguuent was attended by Mrs. Gaines and a number of her lady friends, who evinced a profound interest in her suit. As for the little lady herself, she was absorbed in every utterance of the lawyers who conducted the argument, and her expressive countenance and bright Gipsy eyes flashed and glittered with spirit, intelligence and enthu siasm, with every sentence and idea which fell from the learned and at times very prosy lawyers. The argument turned chiefly upon law points. Could a lost olographle will be proved by persons who had seen it or heard it read twenty years before they testified? Must they not (and this was the vital point) swear to the date and the year, according to the exaet terms of the law? The witnesses had not stated the date. On this slender thread hung the whole case and the fortunes of the in defatigable little lady who has now reached her seventy-third year, un wearied and undismayed by fifty years of incessant litigation. Mr. W. R. Mills, for Mrs. Gaines, main tained and argued the legality of the probate of the will with great ability and large display of learning. Mr. McConnell, who, from a stripling, has grown gray and middle-aged in the re sistance to Mrs. Gaines' claims, replied with elaborate and inexhaustible knowl edge of the law and facts of the case. Mir. John H. New closed the discus sion in a speech of remarkable power and eloquence. An interesting incident marked the delivery of this very inge nious spench. In his introduction Maj,,r New re ferred to the lady nlaintiff in terms of chivalric admiration and respect, as one of the heroines of the age, who had illustrated the noblest qualities of her sex and who in her patient suffering and her exhaustless valor had surpassed the most brilliant displays of the heroic virtues which had illuminated the pages of ancient or modern history. We would not do the Major the injustice of attempting to quote from hearsay the beautiful flight of eloquence in which he indulged on this theme. During its delivery the tears gushed into the eyes of the lady plaintiff, and hes friends were visibly affected. Major New then passed to the discus sion of the law points, which he handled with no less skill and power, against the plaintiff's claims, than he had ex hibited in the Wpanifeatation of his sym pathy and admiration for her heroism and constancy. When Major New con cluded his speech Mrs. Gaines was the first to advance to him and congratulate and thank him for the chivalric senti ments he had expressed. "Ah! Major," she exclaimed, "you and Daniel Webster* are the only lawyers ever opposed to me who spoke of me with kindness and respect. I have survived fifty members of the bar who have pursued me with malignity and injustice. They have been short; lived. I will not say that I triumphed in their early decease, but I hope you will live many years to vindicate the honor and dignity of your profession." And now this great case is with Judge B flings, and thence, whatever be the decision, it will be takeun- to-theUnited- States Supreme Court. where, we hope, whether it result for or against her, it will be finally determined, and the lady plaintiff he relieved of suspense and. of the hope so long deferred, whieh would have made sick any other but the large and dauntless heart of Myra Clarke Gaines. BT. LOU16. The Municipal Imbrogill in that SGnea [Special to Cincinnati Enquirer.] ST. Louis, March 24.-This commu nity is now moved to its profoundest depths by the campaign for the munici pal election, which occurs the first Tuesday in April. The present Mayor, Henry Overstolz, had both parties so thoroughly bulldosed at the conven tions that he walked away with a nomi nation by the Democrats and indorse ment by the Republicans. The result of this unparalleled feat of two-horse riding was a bolt from each party. The bolters held an enthusiastic convea tion to-day, and both nominated State Senator Nathaniel C. Hud son, a Republican, for Mayor, and each put Republicans and Democrats indiscriminately on its ticket. The fight is very bitter, the entire voting population being aroused to a high pitch of excitement, and arrayed under the Overstolz or anti-Overstolz banner. To a looker-on in Vienna, however, it is clear that Overstolz has the inside track, and is a dozen necks ahead, so that nothing short of an unusual catas trophe will prevent him from enjoying a second term of the Mayor's chair. He is personally very popular, and, thougn an easy-going, negative sort of a man, is an astute manager, and able to 5see long way into a millstone. Besides, he is backed by all the c thage, Gas Ring, et id omne d waold. be hard to beat even i I P '. lar and shrewd, w DGIeMuA, t~whtl Ihpb