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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
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
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.
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.
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.3 `. S ri tiP n e insea sm ti e
can threatens the Democratic side of
the Senate with being aided and abet
ted hereafter by Senator Patterson.
They Den't Know What to Think About
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.
The Peoria and Rock Island atllroad
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
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--
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.
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
The Criminal Sheriff's fee bill was
completed and goes to the Governor
for his signature.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
'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,
Pastor Union Bethel A. M. E. Church.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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 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:
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
ana should take the hint. I have no
doubt she will.
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.
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
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.
.. . . . - .. .
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 senate.
The Senate met at the usual hour, 12 m.,
Lieut. Gov. Wilts preading, and fifteen members
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
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*
A memorial of citizens against the Barataria
Canal antagonistio to the Eade jetties wai
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
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.
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
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 -
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