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OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA.
VOL. II-NO. 107. NEW ORLEANS, FRIDAY, APRIL 0, 1877. PRICE, FIVE OENTS. THE CARPET-BAGGERL'. The Complete Demoralization of the "Allen Element." 'Tie Threats of Senator Pattersno,, of South Carolina. LbO Early Death a the IRepublican Party. Our Kellogg and Ills Views. That Returning Board quorum. The National Republican. [Special to the N. t. Democrat. ] WAssIxOToN, April r,.-The carpet bagger is on the rampage,; he wails, gaashes his teeth, and refuses to be comforted. Benator Patterson, of South Carolina, says that the Administration has for. feited all claims to the support of South ern Republicans by its recent action in the South Carolina matter, and swears that he intends to vote for the admis saon of M. C. Butler, the Senator elect eIby the Hampton Legislature, to the United States Senate; that since Demo oratic rule was thought good enough for the people of the South, it should also be felt in national affairs. In this he undoubtedly expresses the senti meats of the majority of the carpet-bag persuasion. Other prominent men among this elaes express in substance the same sentiments; and while they pretend to hope for a peaceful termination of the disputed question now agitating the South, they'do not deny that a vigorous opposition to the National Administra tion will be inaugurated with the com ing meeting of Congress. One of the most prominent of the South Carolina carpet-baggers, who claims to control three-fourths of the negro vote of the State, said that he was now like Lee at Appomatcit. He saw nothing in further resistance but death in the fight, and declared _ that that would avail nothing. He was ready, therefore, to surrender; he had suffered long enough, through the actions of a toadying party, and he tvgarded the total dissolution of the .-lepublican party as a question only of four years. Chamberlain, he believed, had brought trouble and, at last, polit ical death upon himself by commencing precisely as President IIHayes has done -In attempting the conciliatory policy; and Chamberlain's downfall,he thought, was ominous of the fate of President Hayes and the Administration. Kellogg is equally desperate, The . only carpet-bagger here who seems to have the respect of the people of his _tate and influence with the President, lisM"b9 r of Florida; but it must be remembered that Conover indorsed Hayes' Southern policy, as soon as the inaugural was read, and has ever since been a staunch supporter of Hayes. With this single exception, the carpet bagger may be considered as completely eliminated from the political situation. The National Republicah, the Admin istration organ, says this morning: In the Nicholls House of Representa vees only seven are needed to make a Quortm of Returning Board members. The Senate has already such a quorum. Inview of these facts, it is quite likely that one of the objects of the Commis i.ldon, viz., to consolidate the two Legis isaitures into one having a ma jority of the legally returned embers, will soon be reached. When this is done, the question of who is Governor can be easily settled with out any Federal interference. The proposition to first recognize one or the other of the Governors, then leave the soverament to stand or fall, is much avored. There is no more reason, it ~o'aimed, for recognizing a Governor in ulolsina than there is for recognizing one in New York. That State must settle its own gubernatorial affairs. The Commission must first report, and then President Hayes will act, consist ently with his policy. This is a confirmation of my dis atohes. BUELL. LINCOLN PARISH. Suapport Pledged to Gov. Nicholls. Pgeetal to the N. O. Democrat.1 Vzx&A, La., April 5.-At an enthusi maste mass meeting held here to day, the following resolution, among others, was unanimously adopted: Resolved, That we will give our entire suDport to our legally elected and pa trietio and much beloved Governor, Francis T. Nicholls, who, in fact and in law, is the rightful occupant of the gub ernatorial chair of our depressed and downtrodden State. J. T. W. STRATEGY. lalstlana Paeification to be Postpeneg Uastll After Conaress Organizes. WAfasxerox, April 5.-It is intimated that thbe pacifleation of Louisiana is to be postponed until after the 15th of May, when it is proposed to organize 't.t Forty-Fifth Congress. .he Administration is not entirely i Al; a strata of subtlety outcrops Mand there. S = CENATOIR PATTRuuS S.3 `. S ri tiP n e insea sm ti e Faqir. can threatens the Democratic side of the Senate with being aided and abet ted hereafter by Senator Patterson. r TWO WANDBRING EX-sENATORS. They Den't Know What to Think About It. WASHINOTON, April 5.-Claiming Sen ator Kellogg and ex-Senator Harris, of Louisiana, are roaming about the streets, not knowing What to think about it. A IIANEKIJUPT RAILROAD. The Peoria and Rock Island atllroad sold. CalcAco, April 5.-The Peoria and Rock Island Railroad was sold, with all its appurtenances, at auction, under de cree of foreclosure in favor of the first mortgage bondholders. The purchaser was It. R Cable, of BRck Island, at $550,000. The sale was subject to an incumbrance of $150,000, consequently the first mortgage bond holders get only $400,000, and the second mortgage bondholders get nothing. FOREIGN. The Pope's Healtlh Better. Rotl,, April 5.-The improvement in the Pope's health continues. He is able to walk from his apartments. ---- ** t-- LEGISLATIVE TOI'ICS. Visit of Heon. . S. Cox to the Governor. Several More Appointments by the Gov ernor Confirmed by the senate. Yesterday ex-Speaker S. 8. Cox of the National House appeared, a little after 1 o'clock, within the bar of our House of Representatives, in company with ex-Gov. Warmoth and Gen. W. L. McMillen, of the Packard Hump, and, after looking and conversing for awhile with several members, Warmoth and Mr. Cox paid a visit to Gov. Nicholls. The conversa tion was of a purely social character and did not last long. Their appearance at Odd Fellows' Hall created just a bit of a flutter the eminent wit and orator being an object of much interest to the people assem bled there. IN THE SENATE. The Barataria Canal bill occupied nearly the entire time of this body yes terday and was all but completed-af ter undergoing several amendments and will in all probability undergo its final reading to-day to return to the House for concurrence in the amend ments. The Criminal Sheriff's fee bill was completed and goes to the Governor for his signature. IN THE HOUSE, MIr. Hammond introduced a resolution providing for adjournment sine die on Friday next, and announcing that he would press his resolution to-day. It is hardly probable, however, that the General Assembly will adjourn before Wednesday next, judging from the number of important bills still remain ing on the preferred calendar. THE REGISTRATION BILL finally passed the House yesterday, the greater part of the day being employed on this bill and on the Education bill, which gave rise to considerable debate. The bill will in all probability be com pleted to-day. A bill doing away with the law levying a tax of ten per cent on successions of foreign heirs was also passed. l Mr. Jonas took occasion to say on this bill that by recent treaties it was in operative as to citizens of all countries except England, and that it was a relict of barbarism. THE SESSION TO-DAY will probably be limited to balloting for a United States Senator, after which the members of the General Assembly are expected to proceed to Lafayette Square in a body, to attend the great mass meeting to take place there at noon. CONFIRMATIONS. In executive session during yesterday, the Senate confirmed the following ap pointments of the Governor: J. M. Gaddis, Tax Collector for West Carroll; Michael J. Barrett, for the Fifth District (Algiers) of New Orleans, and Edward L. Whitney, for Tensas parish. Harry Hope, Inspector of Weights and Measures for Assumption; Wm. Bell, for East Feliciana, and Chas. Lockwood, for Terrebonne. S. M. Mor rison, Tax Collector for Caddo vice A. P. Atchinson, deceased. Obe Johnson, Justice of the Peace; W. H. Hatch, Constable, for Calcasieu Ward, parish of Rapides, and Robert Bunghurst, Parish Surveyor for the same parish, and W. E. Clark, Hay Inspector for New Orleans. 'A Colored Preacher Rises to Explain. To the Editor of the Democrat: Sir-I see through the columns of your paper a communication that all the colored preachers have been in structed by Gov. Packard to resist arrest by the Nicholls police, and my name is very conspicuously spoken of. I desire to refute the same by saying that I have received no such instructions from Mr. Packard, and have not even heard that such orders had been issued. I know nothing of the riot spoken of more than this, that at the time spoken of quite a number of police gathered near the resi dence of Mr. Johnson, and it being near my house, I went over to see what was the matter and inform myself of the particulars. I asked the sergeant or captain, and he informed me and I quietly withdrew. I am among that number, sir,-great number may I not say-of colored men who anxiously await the solution of the complicated affairs in this State. Hop ing and praying that that party that is conducive to the most good-that will enhance peace, equity and law-that will give to us commercial, financial and mercantile interest to keep as above penury and want, will be the party whose banner may wave o'er us and brush away all clouds o! war and, give us a peace which is no counterfeit. Thine very truly, Gro. W. BBYANT, Pastor Union Bethel A. M. E. Church. ~-eq The popular wine beore the war was Piper eideeL.t*. We ull call for Piper. BUaasrr's Oo aO A is llt din elegantbotes of suaperior lh ad besatu-n thbaien e as immient. Is in a abrief time, s u .a m t a ~ b ref' rif OUR WASHIINGTON LETrIER. Hayes' Southern Policy. Its Practieal iDevelopeme ts. The Administration Arming for a War With Blaine. [Washington.Oorre spondence N. O. Demoorst.] S WAsSHINOTO, April 2, 1877. About ten days days ago I discovered that I had exhausted the Southern pol icy of Hayes as a topic of speculation and concluded to wait for its practical developements. The first act in the drama being now completed, it is proper to begin criticism of the piece and note the effect upon the audience. The net result of Hampton's visit to Washing ton is to bring out in sharp relief two facts which had hitherto remained a hope in the minds of honest men, and a suspicion in the heads of Blaine and his kind. Those two facts are HAYES' TIMIDITY. I. Mr. Hayes dares not risk the for tunes of his administration upon the sole support of the men from whose hands he received the stolen Presi dency. II. The bloody, shirt has been finally folded up and laid away-out of politics for all time. The settlement of the South Carolina case in favor of Hampton and the re fusal of the Administration to even sus tain Chamberlain in demanding the Senatorship as a compromise is really a finishing blow to what is known as the old War Radicalism of the North and its born ally, the carpet-baggery and niggerism of the South. This having been accomplished, the abatement of the Packard nuisance in Louisiana is A MERE QUESTION OF TIME, and the length of time depends largely on the behavior of the Louisiana Con servatives themselves. And here let me digress a little: The events in Washing ton immediately following the inaugu ration of Hayes showed that the Louis iana Conservatives were not, in the full sense of the term, a homogeneous body. FACTIONS OF LOUIBIANA DEMOCRATS. They were Tepresented here by two or three factions which al ternately bored and distracted the President and members of the Cabinet with various advices, which, though generally in unison as to the State government, were so obviously at odds, if not at utter war with each other, respecting matters of national import, such as the Senatorship, that the effect of the whole upon the Presidential mind was baneful. Had Louisiana come here with a united front, demanding simply Nicholls, Nioholls, and nothing else, as South Carolina came with her slogan of "Hampton, and no compromise;" had the men who came here representing Louisiana's interests stood in one solid phalanx, refusing to talk of anything or consider any question, either with Hayes or with Foster, or with Matthews, until Nicholls was recognized and the troops withdrawn, it is most probable that the Commission programme would have died in the shell. WHY SOUTH CAROLINA IS FREE. Had South Carolina been represented at the White House by half a dozen heads of factions, each intriguing on its own hook for local patronage, and in view of the Senatorial aspirations of in dividuals, in all probability that State would now be like Louisiana, under vivisection at the hands of a commis sion. These are no idle speculations. They are facts, and any member of the regu lar Congressional delegation from Lou isiana will verify them and give besides names, dates and circumstances, which I have omitted to give. THE PRESIDENT WANTED COMPROMISE. The President and his advisers would have been glad .if they could have cajoled South Carolina into a compro mise, whereby the slender Republican majority in the Senate should be re-in forced, Blaine pacified and Chamber lain provided for. But at their very first interview with Hampton they discovered that he was master of the situation; that he knew it, and that be was too much of a man to enter into any compromise where he had everything to give and nothing to gain. CHAMBERLAIN'S PROTEST. Hence notice was served on Chamber lain that nothing could be done for him. When he got this cold shoulder, Cham berlain sat down with Blaine looking over his shoulder and with a copy of Wendell Philips' latest tirade before him, to draw up a protest. The pro test was drawn up with a pen dipped in the folds of the bloody shirt and written on paper adorned with the skull and X-bones, muonogram of that ancient political pharmacy, the "Anti Slavery Club of Boston." It is a fiery document. Among the things which it recites is, that but for the efforts of Chamberlain the electoral vote of South Carolina would never have been cast for Hayes! Now Hayes knows better than that. He knows that the men who cast the electoral vote of South Carolina for him were those Democrats who, having surrendered when they voted for the Electoral bill, enlisted in his ranks when they voted against dilatory tac tics. At least Hayes thinks this is the situation, and, whether he adopts that theory out of gratitude to his enemies who came to his support in the hour of trial or for the sake of convenience at getting rid of Chamberlain, the im pelling cause is of little consequen&e so long as the effect is happy. THE NERTHERN PEOPLE TIRED OF BLAINE'S IMPUDENCE. This effect, which I call happy, is the final break of Hayes away from the traditions which the old Radicals have sought to bulldoze him with; his con clusive defianee to the system of terror ism which Blaine inaugurated in the Senate when he brandished aloft the Mulli-beg pardon, theOMatthews letter to Chamberlain, and dared any Senator to stand sponsor for it. And right here, let me say, byway of assurane to that of she populace who arfire tlt !sair t of his there to "stand sponsor" whenever Blaine calls for one. T'IANLEY MATTHEWS AS BLAINE'S RIVAL. He will be a man with a good mem ory and with a long score to settle. And he will be a Republican, too-with brains enough to match Blaine's shrewdness, and courage enough to meet and beat down his impudence. I need not mention his name. You will find it out very soon after the session begins. TIHE COMING ATTACK ON THE ADMINIS TRATION. This protest of Chamberlain, revised by Blaine, will be the key note of an at tack on the Administration in the next Congress. Blaine believes that the Democrats in both branches will stand together. His theory is that as soon as Hayes lets Louisiana and South Caro lina out from under the heel of the In fantry and rescues them from beneath the hoof the Dragoon, the Democratic party in Congress will coolly stand aside and let Blaine loose upon him. More over Blaine knows that the papers are already drawn for a quo warranto pro ceeding to test Mr. Hayes' title to the Presidency, and that the said papers are now in the hands of Dick Merrick. Putting these things together Blaine's programme is nothing less that to des troy Hayes as Ben Butler wrecked An drew Johnson, and then build out of the ruins a party which will nominate him (Blaine) for the Presidency in 1880. I say "nominate," advisedly; for that is all. He couldn't build up a party that would elect him if he had the ruins of the universe to furnish material. Now let us see what will become of this programme of Blaine. THE PURPOSE OF TJE COMMISSION. The Commission is on its way to New Orleans. As I intimated above, it goes there to organize what Mr. Hayes will recognize as a "legal Legislature," which, in turn, is supposed to declare Nicholls Governor, and You see that long blank means a good deal. I couldn't explain to you the meaning of that long blank in twenty pages of foolscap, if I were to go into detail. But I can explain it in bulk without exceeding ten words, to wit: TO SECURE TWO HAYES SENATORS if they can." Mark you, I don't say "Republican Senators." Mr. Hayes and his ambassadorial party of five do not care whether those Sen ators are Republicans Democrats, Old Line Whigs, Last Ditchers, Con servatives, Confederates, Unionists, Creoles, Anglo-Saxons, or Octoroona so only they are reliable Hayes men. And from what I saw of the factious ness of Louisiana politicians here in Washington (luring the first three weeks of Hayes' Administration, I incline to the belief that the Commission will find plenty of the sort of material it needs to operate with. But If Nicholls will imitate the firmness of Hampton, and if he can silence all the sly intriguers who will haunt the rooms of the Commis sion, prepared to sell out everybody else to secure advantageous terms for them selves, LOUISIANA CAN FORCE HER OWN TERMS practically as South Carolina has forced hers. Then she can send a couple of Senators here who will come like men, representing a free and sov ereign State. But if the sly intriguers are allowed to get in their work, the two Senators from the Pelican State will come here in all the majesty of small dogs with brass collars around their necks-to be sent home again perhaps with tin kettles tied to their tails. You can depend on one thing: Hayes will get all the advantages he can; but he will yield every time he is brought face to face with a man like Hampton, who, knowing that he can't better his hand, stands it pat and bets his pile. Our friends in Louisiana should take the hint. That Commission will ring in a cold deck on them if they don't watch the deal, and then bluff them out of the game if they do not stand their hands. Let the war cry be Nicholls or nothing-and Nicholls tfirst! It any body says Senatorship shoot him on the spot. A DEBATE WITH CHAMBERLAIN. The other evening when Hampton arrived I called at his rooms at Willard's and found there Hampton, Gordon and M. C. Butler in consultation. Now that the crisis is past and the good that has been done cant be undone, I violate no confidence in stating cursorily what transpired. I said to Gen. Hampton, "It has been telegraphed from here to some of the Radical organs that you are to hold a joint discussion with Chamberlain?" "What are we to discuss?" inquired Hampton. "The title to the Governorshi,> of South Carolina, I suppose." "Which is beyond discussion-at :-last in that form," said Hampton, t, ding the thread of my sentence. "I: re quires joint consent for a joint discus sion, and in this case I can assure you that one of the parties will not aglee to the arrangement." Then Butler said that there was one insuperable difficulty in the way of compromise. I asked what it was. "Compromise," said Butler, "implies reciprocity. Reciprocity means that both sides have sonlething to offer in return for something that is asked. In this case one side would have to do all the asking and the other all the offdr ing. Chamberlain has nothing to offer. We, therefore, have nothing to ask of him. We have to ask only that the troops be withdrawn, but Chamberlain has nothing to do with that. Our deal ings are wholly with the Administra tion." "But," said I, "suppose the Adminis tration makes conditions about grant ing your request and makes Chamber lain the beneficiary of its conditions ?" Then I learned that the people of South Carolina meant to have Hamp ton'without conditions, and that if they could not get what they meant to have they would know the reason why or words to that effect. As soon as these great facts were made known to the President, Chamberlain was dropped like a hot potato. Mr Hayes did not care to begin his presidency with both branches of Congress against him, quo warranto proceedings over his head. and a war of races shaking the earth like a volcano under his fe of which he knew would fllow an 1'·8~ ana should take the hint. I have no doubt she will. A WAR WITh MEXICO. Thus we are nearing the end of this everlasting Southern question. And when the South is finally disposed of, what will become of the Great Ameri can Politician? What will the news papers have for topics? Wherewithal shall we be whooped up? I will give you an intimation. Old Sam Houston used to say, "When everything else fails, there is Mexico!" There is a very quiet but very strong Mexican movement on foot here, and being worked up in Philadelphia and New York. It embraces workers, is backed by capitalists, and can command fighters, whose names wrnld astonish you if I were to publish them. As soon as the Southern question is disposed of you will hear enough about this Mexican movement. It will not be in the nature of annexation but will take the shape of Americanizing of the present govern ment of that torn State. It will be os tensibly a movement of the lately ex pelled 'resident to recover control, but will actually be an American movement under cover of Laredo's name, to acquire control. It will be a big thing. The boys who are out of a job should begin to clean up their old dragoon pistols. They will soon be offered employment. A. C. BUELL. PREPARE FOR THE RACEW. To-morrow Being Fixed as the Day For the Opening of the Louisiana Jockey Club Spring Meeting. To-morrow, in accordance with the fixed programme, the spring racing meeting of the Louisiana Jockey Club will be inaugurated, and-as it looks now-under the favorable auspices of fine weather, fine sport and a large turnout of the admirers of this, the national sport of America. The rain which fell early in the week gave way on Wednesday to the welcome sunshine just in time to give the track a gine chance to get into good condition for. Saturday, and it will therefore be-as fit for fast running as it has ever been. The gathering of turfmen from various parts of the country is quite large larger, indeed, than has been the case at any meeting here for many years, and they are much enthused at the promise of one of the best racing re unions known to the Southern turf since the olden time. These same turfmen know, better than anybody else, whether the racing is "likely to be good, and their general opinion, based upon observa tions of the stables now assembled, is emphatic that all of the events will be performances of interest, while in some of them the sport will be gilt-edged. Including the Mobile delegations, the forces now training at the track will number well nigh a hundred horses, and out of this large lot there will be no lack of volunteers for the sharp con tests that are sure to be shown each day. The programme of the meeting re veals a list of sixteen races, to be run on five days, opening to-morrow and closing on Saturday, 14th inst. To morrow's card is a good one. and has on it a hurdle race, two miles, over eight hurdles, for a $350 purse, followed by a race for the Pickwick Stakes for hree-year olds, at mile heats. The wind up will be a two-mile dash for all ages, and for this event. it is promised that there will be a fine field of starters. Altggether the patrons of the turf have much cause for satisfac tion, in view of the rare treat about to be offered to them, and it can scarcely be doubted that they will promptly and liberally avail themselves of the oppor tunity presented for their enjoyment. .. . . . - .. . THE ILLINOIS REPUBLICANS. A Complete Break-Up of the Party. [New York Sun. ] CHICcao, March 29.-The course of the Administration now in power in this country is very unsatis factory to at least one-third of the Republican party of this State. The Republicans of Illinois have been of the most radical stamp, and to many of them the course of Mr. Hayes has been most distasteful. Last fall, when it was evident Gov. Hayes would be defeat ed unless the vote of South Carolina, Florida or Louisiana could be secured, the Hon. Charles B. Farwell of this city was written to and sent at an early day to New Orleans to assure the Republi can State officers and the R-turning Board that if they would stand firm and count in Hayes, Hayes would in turn carry out the policy of Grant, and stand by them, and back them with the strong arm of the military power. Packard, J. Madison Wells, Kellogg, and the entire crew were delighted with this assurance, played true, and counted Hayes in. You can imagine how Mr. Farwell feels now when Hayes has turned tail to the pledges which Farwell made to these forgers. They stand sud denly still and say if Hayes violates the pledges which Farwell made to the car pet-baggers of Louisiana, and which Chandler gave those of Florida, he must run his Administration without them. Gen. Logan, it is said, cordially sympa thizes in this feeling. The Journal, tribune and Inter-Ocean will stand by the Administration. The Evening Post is with the soreheads. Bob Ingersoll is lecturing around the I State in defense of Hayes and his poli- 1 cy; but with the Republicans, pure and simple, the current is against Bob. The Grangers have so long been taught the doctrine of hate, that they think it queer that they should be so soon called on to practice the beautiful precepts of 4 justice and love. Ingersoll lectured tere on this subject on Tuesday even ing, and the Republicans are about equally divided as to his recommending the Hayes policy, and his frank admis sion that in the recent canvass he showed himself to be a flatulent dema- 1 gogue and ass. Boaszrr's Favoa ao Ezrrtas-&re used I and endrased by the best hoels onfectioners, grooers and the frst famies th counsy. edmund Dubis. No. 86 Deastor tretiv ntae, inea oa u dr. ip-e uom l . twi te. eluietd idtPEt " dt of dIA THE LEGISLATURE. The senate. The Senate met at the usual hour, 12 m., Lieut. Gov. Wilts preading, and fifteen members present. Tho President read a request from Senator Boatner, Chairman of the Committee on Lands and Levees, asking that the Benate take a recess of half an hour to allow the committee to oon tmnue its sitting, as they were engaged in per fecting some arrangement with the Levee Com pany. The recess was taken, after which the roll was called and a quorum answered. A message from the House announced that that body had passed Senate bill No. 144, for the protection of game; and House bill N.. 226, rela tive to cleaning vaults. Mr. Breaux introduced Senate bill 145, to retab Ileb a ferry across the Atchafalaya at at Simms port. Referred. Mr. George Introduced a bill relative to draw ing talesman juries in Orleans, where the parties themselves have been accused of crimes. Be* fetrred. A memorial of citizens against the Barataria Canal antagonistio to the Eade jetties wai roea-. Mr. Eustis introduced Senate bill 147, to pro vide for revision of statute, of a general charat ter. Read by t:tle and referred. Mr. Steven asked that report of Conference Committee on the revenue bill be adopted. The report was adopted. At instance of Mr. Robertson, the report of the Conference Committee on iHouse bill 162, relative to the fees of the Criminal .sieriff of Orleans was adopted. The Senate joined the House to batot'for United States Sepator and shortly returned. Mr. Steven, for the Finance Committee, re ported Amendments to House bilb No. 2'7, the revenue bill; and favorably on House bill No. 278, the Funding Board bill. The object of the latter is to make the President of the Cotton Exchange and the Fiscal Agent members of the board. Report lies over. The preferred calendar being reached, House bill No. 241, the Barataria Canal bill was consider ed as the unfinished business of the previous day, when the pending questions were amendments proposed by Messrs. Robertson and White, fixing the exit of the canal. Mr. Zabharie said the company was willing to accept some point as the exit of the canal be tween Verret's Canal, below the city, and the "Company's Canal," above Harvey's CanaL Us offe.ed an amendment accordingly to substitute the words "between any point opposite Verret's OCanal and one hundred yards above Harvey's CanaL" Adopted. The first seotion was farther amended by Mr. White by adding at the end of the section as printed, a provision that there be no other exit to the Mississippi within the above limits under pen alLy of forfeiture of charter and property with out costs to the State. The amendment was adopted. Mections 2 and 8 were adopted as printed. Mr. Eustis offered an amendment to the fourth section requiring that the' company shall not en joy corporate privileges till ten per cent of the capital has been paid in cash. :.lr. Eastsle thought this a moderate require ment. Either this is a chimerical project or it is a serious project, which after he was willing to assume as the case for the purposes of this amendment. He desired only to pro sot the people from impositions such as they had been subjected to by corporations pretend ing to have millions in their coffers. Senator Allain in the chair. Mr. Enutie' amendment was modified by Mr. White so as to allow the company to have cor porate privileges in the mean ome, for the pur pose of organizing the company and subacrip. tions. Mr. White, as a friend of the bill, and without suspecting that the scheme was chimerical, was disposed to guard against granting charters for speculation, such as could be disposed of w.thott any money being eontributed, where no onuas is imposed. He instanced the case of the Crescent City Gaslight Company as one that profited by its charter without doing any work. Mr. Goode said Harvey's Canal was private property, and the company, he presumed, would have to treat for the purchase of .bat canal; he thought the amendment useless for any good, and only oalculated to prevent the company froen carrying out the great enterprised conaemplated, by restrictling its movements. He, therefore, favored reconsideration of the aqpendment. Senator Bobertson in the chair. The amendment was reconsidered by a vote of 12 to 7. Mr Eustis offered an amendment in effeet re viving Mr. White's amendment, with his own. Lost; yeas 7, nays 13. Mr. Garland offered an amendment instead to the fourth section providi g that the company shall begin the work within five and complete is within twenty years. -Adopted. On call of Mr. Breaux the Senate went into ex ecutive session, which was shortly raised, and the bill resumed. The fourth section was adopted as it had been am' nded. Section 5 was amended so as to require the proposed locks to the canal at the Mississippi river to be approved by the State Engineer. Section 6 was adopted. eeo:ion 7, relative to tells, was discussed by Messrs. White, Zacharie and Goode, on a propo. sition of Mr. White's to amend to regulate the tolls so as not to exceed 12 per cent of the amount invested by the company, the city to have the right to examine the books of t'ie com pany to see that this provision is complied with. Mr. Goode argued that competition by other en. terprisee of the kind should his prove profitable, would best regulate such matters. Mr. White proposed another amendment that the tolls should not exceed 15 ter cent. Lost. The seotion was adopted as printed. Seotion 8 was amended by stnking oat the clanue exempting from taxation for ten years, ad providing that said canal shall be completed to a depth of not less than 25 feet through its entire length, withinl20 years from the paessage of tise ace, sad that nothing herein bshall prevent the entry of lands by others during the years above mentioned. oseun r was aUupaU as prnwiiu. Section 10 wa slightly amended. Mr. Enstis moved to strike out section 11 ea tirely. He had heard the large figares of the bl, $10,000,000, given as reasonse against amea. meats which he had thought proper to suggesta He found that out of 100,lt shares, represenrtn ten millions of dollars, fifty thousand her were to be considered a fll paid sto k to be is sued after the depth of the canal named in the bill had been paid. If it is true that the company ask fer nothing why should the State give fifty thousand shaer to this ceorporation? He was, frankly opposde the bill, and had end avored te improve it. T'ldl' feature of the bill would not challenge the ad.h-, ration of his constitneute. The scheme oa carried through, and now operating moaet t ricuely, which had well nigh divided the ceuaot. was the Pacific Baliroad scheme, with its lare mous amcunt of preferred atock. The ongress of the United Stat s was now halting to do leo tioe to the people of the South on aeount of ti. very feastre of the P eifo bill. Mr. Zaciharle said the friends of the bill weaM not oppse striking out the seetion. The seetion was tricken out. Mr. Estis offered a substitute for the laste. tion, that the acet shall not take effect tillptl ,he ompaI hra been incorporate by e L Oongres. abtied. - Mr. White gave notiee of hIns intention to mve a reconsideration of the vote by wh.eh tomi: amendment was tabled. The Anal section printed was then Thbe bill comes up for frther action Mr. subbs introdueed joint reM aid of the General Goveremsnt for the navigaeton of Bed Biver, moval of obestructions at the Mr. MtebeI uttr eised a sa anthorIlg the deitent - M Bea. e