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TORE 5 N ORLAA 1 OWYIOIAL JTOURNAL OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. VOL. II-NO. 110. NEW ORLEANS, MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1877. . PRICE, FIVE CENTS. BY TEkAGRAPH. THE SPEAKERS1HIP. Feoter Still in the Field as a Com promise Candidate. As Address to the People of the United States from Mouth Carolina. someerats and Iepabileans United on the Negro quaeston, . The New England Conference of the Meth. odist Church. [Speolal to N. O. Democrat, I WAstloGToN, April 8.--The day has been almost utterly devoid of develop ments of any kind, Three members of the Cabinet are in New York, and the remainder of the Administration went off this morning on an excursion to the great falls of the Potomac. The !tar of this evening prints the following: "It is understoond that Hulbert E. Paine, of Wiscohsif, has declined the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Interior, tendered him by Secretary Sohurs." The latest candidate for the Speaker ship is Gilbert C. Walker, of Virginia. lis friends say he has sixty pledged votes to start with. Speaking of Speak orship Mr. Foster telegraphs me to-day in answer to an inquiry as to the truth of Garfield's assertion that he (Foster) had withdrawn from the field in his (Garfield's) favor, as follows: "In the ordinary sense or the term, I have never been a candidate for the Speakership. In the same sense, I have never withdrawn." Mr. Foster's candidacy has never been anything else than a consent on his part to stand for the Speakership, in ease any considerable number of South ern Conservatives should join with the Republican friends of Hayes to effect a composite orgaBilition of the new fouse, in opposition to both the Radi cal Repubilican and Bourbon Demo tratio factions in the North. Mr. Fos ter believes that the complete pacifica tion of the country can only be accom plished by a coalition of all moderate and conservative elements of both parties against Bourbons, Radicals and extremists of both parties. His position as a pioneer Republican friend of the South caused the Southern men who believed in a new deal to look to him as their natural ally and as the natural leader of the northern end of suoh a movement. He is not a candi date for Speaker, except as the product of such a movement. His telegram to Ine means that if no such movement is made he will not be a candidate; but, that if it is made, he will accept any responlsibilities that may be put on him in furtherance of the programme. There is a vawtioty of conflicting ad vices concerning- what Chamberlain's action would be in Mouth Carolina. Some say he will do all he can to delay the legal proceedings of the Hampton government; and others say he will yield. Patterson and Corbin have both given in their adhesion to Hampton, andl has joined with him, Gen. M. (. Butler and Attorney General Conner, in an address to the people of the United States, guaranteeing protection to the rights of colored men, .tc., so that whatever Chamberlain mly do he will have to go it alone. The address above mentioned will be published in a few days. The anti-Hayes movement of the Northern Methodist church, begun re eently by the New England Conference Of Preachers, at its session at Lynn, Maki,, is understood to be inspired by Newman, of this city, in revenge be cause ETayes does not attend his churbch, BVELL. FRAUDS ON THE GOVERNMEN'I How Mad Wells and Kellogg Pro. posed to Defraud the Gov ernment in 1866. A Grand Scheme of Smuggling Originated by Old Returning Board Wells. A New Candidate for Speaker- Blackburn, of Kentucky. [8pecial to N. O. Demoorat.] WASHxrGTON, April 8.-The, following -ar the facts in brief as to the frauds upon the government, to which Madi son Wells and Kellogg were parties In 166N, allusion to which was made in my dispatches last week. The suit in the Court of Claims, in which these faots hafv been developed as evidence, is a suit for certain emoluments of office, being for part of the amount claimed as ,ounty in a seizure of goods con. in an attempt to de4frd the of the payment of duties .~t~rii~:,~t In lift · Pelops the fact that in December, 1865, Madison Wells proposed to the Surveyor of the port of New Orleans that there was a chance to make a little money and introduced to that officer two gen tlemen, whose project for realizing money was to import into the United States at the port of New Orleans a large quantity of silks and wines, which through the connitance of the officer approaohed, should pass without duty. It was propobsed by these two friends of Wells that the Surveyor should put $25,000 into the venture, and, if he did not havethe money, they had a friend, that is, Wells himself, who would ad vance that amount. The officer not only declined, but informed Secretary McOulloch of the proposed fraud. Here the matter was dropped. This officer shortly after resigned, and when the son of Madison Wells, Thos. M. Wells, Naval Officer; Parker, Surveyor, and Kellogg, Collector of Customs, had the wines brought In, the Department hav ing been advised, as above stated, seized and condemned the entire lot. It is the suit over the decision of the sums al lowed for such seizure that developed the facts above stated. The Capital this morningprintedl the following significant paragragh, double. leaded: "We have private advices to the effect that the movement in favor of Blackburn, of Kentucky, for Speaker, has assumed large proportions. While he is sustained by the filibustering ele: ment of the late House, he is securing the solid South, which is sick of the thimble-rigging bargain that made Hayes President. This movement means mischief to the bargain. Bitxus,. A BLACK FIENI)D. An Outrage anm It' Proempt Punisehment. Lynelh Law In Lafourebe. [8peolal Oorrespondence to N. O. Democrat. ] TmeooDAUx, April 7, 1871. On Tuesdaylast, at abont midday, two little girse-the one a daughter and the other a niece of Mr. Felix Fslgout, a respectable citizen of this parish and rather a prominent member of the Repubican party-were amusing themselves by fiBhing in the canal which rune along the track of Morgan's Railroad, at about one mile east of the Lafourche crossing. While thus engaged, a colored man, a giant in size sd strengto, came along the track and ao icsted them. After a few casualquestions asked by the man and retlied to by the children, the brute suddenly threw himself upon the eldest girl, the daughter of Falgont, who Is not yet thirteen years of age, and even unusually small in stature, and by foroe accomplished her ruin. An alarm wat at once sounded, and after an ex oiting chase of several miles, in which both races joined with equal spirit, the monster was arrested and lodged in prison. A preliminary examination was regularly held on Thursday b'fore our paribh judge, and all the lacts of the revolting case W e developed. The evidence was damning and left no dounts in the mind of ally as to the question of guilt. Imlde S, unch evilpnce was not needed, as the man made no attempt to conceal his crime, but confl sued openly and repeatedly that he wees guilty, and wilh a hllish effrontery seemed rather to boast of the exploit, aid threatened to repeat the offense. When recommitted to prison he boldly stated his intention to escape and wreak suntnary vengeance upon his captors. In a word, the reckless villainy of the man was al most incredtible. It Will not be thought strange, therefore, under the state of facts that our usale ly quiet and orderly community became excited or that such ex itement should culminate as it Lss just done in the death of the wretch at the hands of Judge Lvnch. Last night, at about midnight, a large crowd of petr ý,s ul (otl reces entered the town and went to the jail, and by means of sledge hammers the doors were burst open and within a few minutes the man was dangling at the end of a cinvenient rope. The act was that of both blacks and wllhites, It iublicans and Democrats indisorimin ately. The father of the child was a Republican in rditins. It will be seon, therefore, at a glance that poll. tios had an i Jind have had nothing whatever to do with the act in question. It was simply and solely a spontaneonus act of an outraged people, done with a view to protect in the future our wives and children from human fiends, of what ever color pohlitics or previous oonditio,. auch are, bri-fly, the actual facts of the case, as can he readily demonstrated to the satisfaction of any who may see lit to entertain a dontt. J. M. H. OUR a RNATOR. l'lilor of the I)rmourot -I read with plearnre your editorial of Friday morning on tho sub ject of the choice of an United Btates Sena tor, but I can not agree with you in your con clusion that we have no members of tle Leg islature (or persons elsewhere in the govern mental circle) who favor the choice of a Hadical. The wish is only father to the thought, my dear sir; but in timese like these of ours we must look facts in the face. There is co doubt whatever that the yery idea of electing a Radieal Senator is utterly abhorent to the people who put our government in power, not only by votes but by force of arms, but we are cursed with a o!ass of politicians who have no earthly regard for the wishes of the people one moment after they are chosen by them for places either of honor or profit. I tell you now that so-called wise and sagaci onus leaders havebeen favoring the election of a Radiosl. Of course neither you nor I, nor any of the mass of seeum from Which we bubble forth into print, can see anything but folly in such a o nurse, and it can only be explained by illustra tio'i : When I was a boy, my grandfather caught one of his old negro servants stealing something that was really worthless, and the following col loquy ensued : "Well, Prince, you acknowledge you stole this thing ?" "Yee, Mases, I did." "Well, what on earth did you steal it for? It could do you no good; it is worthless to me; why steal it? Why not have asked me for it if you must have it ?" "Mass, I must tell you the truth. I stole it to keep my hand in" And thus it is with the men who now advocate the election of a Radical. With the oldest of them polities has always been a trade, and they never can regard it otherwise. No matter, then, how plain the road may be to other men; no matter how ab,.urd or how de. grading the idea of a bargain, they must make one if it is only "to keep my hand in." And, a ufortunately for us a certain set of younger men are following in the footsteps of their "illustrious predecessors" (older colleagues really). The utter wreck of the MoEnern gov. ernment on the rook of compromise, the loath some erects of abandonment of principle on the great body politic, and the witherng blow in ited on the moral tone of soolety--all this goes for notbhig; "politics is politis, and we must keep our hand in." Bntvma, A pair of deaft mute were married in Monroe, Ga,, te week.U ago, and now it is more iun tin a carous to see them THE VOICE OF THE COUNTRY. AN UNITED PEOPLE.' IBERIA. retal and MaterIal support for Nlcholls Congratulatlans to the People of bouth Carolina., Nzw ItraiA, April .--Pursuant to a sall made yesterday, a large and enthusiastio meet ing of the citizens of Iberia parish was held to day at Thespian Hall, which was capable of ac oommodating the immense throng. Dralfred Duperier presided. Able speeches were made by Messrs. lreaux, Perry, Dnperier, Delahoue saye, t'hwing and others, denounlogi the P eka1rd nspatlon, andnddorelng the Nicholls government in the most emohatio terms. All businecs was entirely susoended, the streets wearing a holiday appearance. The following resolutions were adopted, and ordered sent to (tov. Nicholls, and a copy fur. nlshed the Associated Press : Whereas, the organisation of local Rtate gov ernment, in strict acoordance with the will of a majlority of the people as expressed through the ballot-box, is a seoted and inviolste right, guar anteed under the federal compa. t, which binds the several States of the American Union under a common nationality; and Whereas. a Returning Board, conceived in iniquity, and created for the express purpose of defrauding the people of Louisiana out of the free exercise of their rights of frar.hise, has by fraudulent election returns, attempted to force upon the people of this State a government not of their choice, hut fairly defeated by the will of the majority; and Whereas, the so-called Packard movement in all ts manifestations is one of usurpation and fraud, the result of a corrupt and mercenary Re turning Board ; and Whereas, at the general election held in No vember last, Francis T. Nieholls, and the several Btate oflioeres onneoted with him on the same ticket, were duly elected by an average majority of over 8000 votes, representing the intelligence of the people; therefore be it Resolved by t(h iltizens f f the parish of l.berio, That believing in the propserity of the Northern people in granting full pardon and amnesty to those of the South who had partioipated in the late revolution, and believing still that the restor ation of the right of self-government was not intended as a derision, a farce, we do now most solemnly and resolutely protest against any and every attempt at intervention or interference in our domestic concerns, asserting our right to local self-government as transmitted to us by the founders of the Itepublic, without military interference; and we do most solemnly protest against any compromise of principle for the sake of expediency or policy; In this the people of Louislana intend no disrespect to the General Government in devotion and loyalty to the Union and in fealty to the Constitution of the United States they yield to those of no other section. Resistance to vandalism at home can not be construed as Inim cal to the American flag, neither can the solemn assertion of rights Inherited from our f ,refatbers have any politi cl significance, when it is considered that nov ernor Nicholls rallies to his standard Democrats and tonservatives, as well as those who have been at all times and are still National Itepubli I cans. In Francis T. Nicholls, our Governor elect we recognize the embodiment of honor, of moral I and physical omurage. with a full determination to perform fearlessly his whole duty to his people an his ttate. To this end, with a full faith in the justice of our cause, wi.h a full dete mins tion to free ourselves fromr the misrule of carpet bag adventurers, we hereby pledge to the govern ment organized under Francis T. Nicholls our I and vided s' pport, both moral and material, re cogtniging in n. B. Packard a creature of the lie turning Board, a usurper, whose government, if a lowed to exist, will tend to the shameless degra dation of a once proud, chivalrous and intelligent people, by dnpriving them of their inalienable right to self-government, and to defeat such a result, we pledge ourselves to give no aid, counttenance or recognition to his pretended gov ernment, and to resist by all means at our com mand the payment of taxes or contributions attempted to be levied for the support (f said pretended government. Resolrved frtlher, 1 hat we tender the people of ounth iarolina our warmest congratulations for their complete emancipation from carpet-hag rule. In Gov. Hampton they have a son worthy of a revolutionary sire. His patriotic devotion to his people, the firmness and indepence dis played by him in these days of political de generacy, entitle him to the admiration and re spect of the American people. .t+o n .w LINCOLN. The Packard IUsurpation Conceived in Fraud -No Compromise of our Lelgal Rights. Pursuant to notice, the citizens of Linooln parish assembled in mass meeting, at the Court Inouse in the town of Vienna, on Thursday, 5th day of April, 1877. The meeting having been called to order, on motion of Dr. A. U. 8 monton, Judge W, E. Red wine was chosen P'roel'lent and Jasper M1. Col vin was appointed 4ecrotary. The President explained the object of the meeting; when, on motion, it was resolved to ap point a committee of one person from each ward of the parish to draft resolutions expressive of the feelings of the citizens of Lincoln relative to our political affairs. The following gentlemen were appointed on the committee: H. D, Pearce, chairman; Eugene Howard, W. W. l'atterson, John Edmonson, George Robinson, Max Fea Sol. After a recess of ten minutes the meeting again came to order, when the committee, through their chairman, H. D. Pearce, submitted the following preamble and resolutions: Whereas, the "de facto" President of the United States deems fit to send a commission to our beloved State to search into her politiolaf fairs, and, as we believe, under the pretense of carrying out his so-called "pacification" policy to effect a cormpromise of our legal rights; and Whereas, the situation of our political affairs is such as to demand a determined, unflinching and uncompromising stand on the part of every pa triotio cit zen of Louisiana; therefore, be it Resolved by the citizens of Linoola parish, in mass meeting assembled- 1. We will resist all attempts made by the usurper, S. B. Packard, now olaiming to be the Governor of Louisiana, to be recognized as the legally elected ruler of Louisiana's citizens. 9. That we being the tax paying element of the parish, will positively refuse to pay taxes to any appointee of the Packard faction, and will disoountenanee every effort to fit upon us a usurpation ononeived, born and reared in fraud and disgrace. 8. That we will give our entire support to our legally elected, patriotic and much beloved Gov ernor, Francis T. Nicholls, who is in foot and in law the rightful occupant of the Gubernatorial chair of our depressed and down-trodden State. That we recognize the Nicholls Legislature as the only Legislature of the State, and will use every effort to support and maintain the same. That we heartily endorse and will pay our taxes to the tax collectors appointed by Francis T. Nicholls, and will use every means in our power to perpetuate the power and administration cf our State government in all its departments. S. D. PEARCE, Chairman Committee. On motion the report of committee was re ceived and adopted, and the committee dise charged. On motion the Vienna 'entinel and New Or leans eDlaoonaT were requested to publish the proceedings of this meeting. W. E. REDWINE, President. J. M. OoLVu, BSecretary. EABDION. Resistance to Packard-Any Reeoganltlon of Him Will Entall CIvil strite, DrlTA, April 5.-Promptly at 5 o'clock yester day eveng the acitizens of Delta began to so a.mble at ihe depot of the V. 5. & T. It In so cordaOe with resolutions adopted at as informal aabetlg held at Waler's Hell Q et wek, The meetn wee esled to oe r by i r. Bad tad, utd M i Ooern was alled to the chine. Nick Lewis and 8, It. P. Dsagerfleld. After an intermission of twenty minlues, the oommittne presented the following preamble and recolu tione, which were unanimously adoptedi Wheteas, there has beeq expressd 0 general desire on the part of the citizens of Delta to give emphatic expression of their views on the sitta tion of affairs in Louisiana; and Whereas, it appears that one 8. B. Packard has made the assettion that the principal nerchants and btseless men are willing to recognize him as Governor of the State; and Whereas, each assertion challenges our atten tion ae being false and aloaulated to create a falbe and injurious impression abroad; and Whereu., the continuance of the assertion of the said S. i. Packard that he is Governor only provokes increasiug distress, destroying oonf dence and paralyxzng trade to an extent be yond the effect of natural causes ; therefore lie it resolved, That we, the oitisane, residents and merchants efthettown of Delta,, e..joying close and active personal relatlos with all its business interests, as also with that of all the parish of Madiseon, and in daily correspondence with all the principal portions of the State, do solemnly declare that no belief should be re posed in said assertion, and we do hereby unite with our fellow-citizens throughout the State in solemn protest against any credit being given to ensuch assertion, and we hereby endorse and adopt as our own the sentiments expressed at the meeting held by the citizens of Madison parish, in mass meeting assembled, on the 211th of March last. Ith it further rrPea.ncl, That in the interest of peasoe, ood order and republican insitntions, we do solemnly protest against any attempt to impose the said 8. li. Packard upon the people as (Governor of the State, firmly believing that such attempt woul.1 lead to civil strife and to a re sistance which would speedily aseume such for midable proportions as woeld endanger the peace and property of the entire State. Ile it furtlher rese-ledl, That our cause is just in the eight of Cod and min, and there is no rea son or decent pretext why our authoritiee shoull even listen to, much less entertain, any proposi tion for readjustment or compromise of our Legislature or other branch of our State govern ment. lie it further resolved, That we will maintain, support and defend Francis T. Nicholls in the gubernatorial chair of this State, and his admin istration, and to this end we will employ any and every force at our command. We pledge to him our property, our lives and sacred honor to sup port the end proposed herein. Be it further resolved, That a copy of the reso lntions and the proceedings of this meeting be furnished by thp secretary for publication to the Madison Journal, the New Orleans DIEMOCAT and l'Wayune. On motion the meeting then adjourned. J. B. OORIHRtN, President, II, P. EAGAR, Secretary. U. 1. Ia An&La, seUrseary. ^T. fELENA, Reslstance to all Interferene--Demand of the People of Loielatna for iood dovernment. OlazRENBURn, LA., March 31.--Pnrsant to aill, a large number of the citizens of the parish of St. Helena, Ia., assembled in mass meeting, this day, at the court-house, in Greensburg, at the hour of 3 o'clock p. in., to deliberate upon the political situation in our State; and the meet log having been oalled to order by D. L. MoGehee, on motion of J. J. Wheat, Capt. W. A. Carter was unatimously chosen as president of the meet. ing. On motiion, Locke Boyd, W. C. Pipkin was likewise seleacuta as secretary. 'i he president having explained the olbject of the meeting, on motion of D. L. MoGebee, the chair appointed the following committee on reso lutions, to wit: From first ward-J. M. M. Nettles ind l . C. Neweome; second word- H. M. Carter and W. A. Skinner; third ward-W. 11. Tillery and W. b. Hutchinson; fourth ward-E. D. Harrill and J. C. Causey; fifth ward-J. J. Wheat and E. J. Hendry, and sixth ward--A. W. Smith and D. L. MoOGhee. J. J. Wheat, its chairman, then reported the following preamble and resolutions, which, upon deliberation, were unsnimously adopted: Whereas, it is at all times not only right and proper for, but the duty of a free people to give public expression to their sentimeots on all po litical questions which interest them, and which are agitated in their midst; and Whereas, it is of the highest importance and their paramount duty that each and every parish and section of the people in our State at this par. ticular end threatening junoture of their political affairs, should give bold, prompt and public ut teranoe to their votes thereon; and Whereas, we know that at the last general election held in Louisilna, on the 7th day of No vember. 1870, in whioh all of our citizens partici pated freely and voluntarily, without hindrance or distinotion, on accoont of race, color or previ one condition, and in accordance with the letter and spirit of the constitution and laws of both Federal and State governments, did by a large majority elect Francis T. Nicholls Governor of the tate of Louisiana; therefore, be it resolved, 1. That we denounce, in the strongest terms, the pretended claims of one S. B. Packard to be the Governor elect of our beloved Louisiana, and we pledge ourselves to use all the means in our power to resist his said fraudulent claims, and to prevent and overthrow the odious usurpation he is attempting to inforce upon toe people of the State. 2. That it is the oninion and feeling of this meeting, and of a large msjority of the people of our parish, Irrespective of race, color, age or sex, that the installation and maintenance of said B. B. Packard in the office of Governor of Louisiana would fall and act like a blight upon all the inltr r•- - -social, moral, mateiSal, commercial, agri oiltural and otherwise, of (lt/ the people of our State; while on the contrary, the undisputed away of F. ''. Nicholls and his administration as Governor of our fair State, would cause it to speedily revive in all its depar'ments, and that hence we feel justified ourselves, in aalling upon our fellow-citizens throughout the State to unite with us in using all the means which God has given as in resisting the wicked pretensions of said S. BI. Packard, and in upholding an ! ad. vanolng the high and noble claims of said i'. T. Nicholls to the gubernatorihl office of obr F 'ate. i. That we recognize Franois T. Nicholls lne as the dejiore and de facto Governor of tLoni a; that we hereby tender and will voluntaril and fully render to him moiy, a ready and willine ,be. dience and support as the Governor of oi. be loved Btate; that we pledge ourselves to, pay taxes to ne other than the government orgstized under him and that as promptly as lieth i our power, and In all wave advance the intere. ts of the government of wfioh he is our chosent and honored head, knowing and feeling that this course alone is for our interests and those of the whole people of our entire surrounding States. 4. That our secretary be requested to furnish a copy of the proceedings rf this meeting to the New Orleans DzucooRAT afid P'icaylow for publi cation. W. A. CARTER, I'residi nt. W. C. PIPKIP, Secretary. The Nicholls Offielals only to be Recog nized-The Action of Ienator Wheeler Endorsed. .Lorn, La., April 4.--A large and enthusiastlo ma.e meeting was held at Floyd to-day, by the citizens of the parish of West Carroll, for the purpose of giving expression to their views on the political situation of Louisiana. On motion, Dr. John M. (addie was elected chairman, who, in afew well-timed remarks, ex plained the object of the meeting. On motion, H. Taylor Jacksan was unanimously elected secretary. On motion of Gol. Hiram Lott, the chairman was requested to appoint a committee of five to draft a preamble and resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting. Upon said commission the chairman appointea E. D. Hannegan, Matt. 0. Redmond, Barney Conn. Geo. J. Lewis, John McKay, who retired, and after a short consulta tion reported the following, which, on motion, was unanimously adopted : Whereas, one B. B. Packard is pretending to be Governor of the Stste of Louisiana, and has lesued an address to the people of the United S--tu in whch he asrt that the people of U -.ie w.iliog to reog.le him s th t-hta E col rd the Mats ; t. 1ýlisaesý, Now-W f may 630 Willa denounce the foregoing assertion as untrue so far as regards the citizens of the parish of West Carroll; therefore be it Riesoled, That Francis T. Nicholls is recog iazed as the lawful Governor of Louisiana by ine-tenths of the henest, intelligent and law abiding citizens of the State, without regard to rae or color. 2. That the reoognition of the Nicholls govern ment, as the only lawful government of the State, is abundantly proved by the ready obediense yielded by all classes to the authority of its courts. 9. That, for ourselves and the great masses of the peaceable and order4loving citizens of this State, we solemnly protest against the right of any power outside ofthe State to set up or reeog nize any other State government than that of Franels T. Nicholls, the one duly elected, inau gurated, and obeyed by the people of Louisiana. 4. That we, the people of West Oarrell, bhav ins each full and --complete unfldeu -in- the Nicholls government, in all its respective branches, do hereby pledge ourselves to pay taxes to support that government only, which is the choice of the people, and not to recognize any ( flier or tax collector who is not in accord with the Nicholls government. E. D. Hannegan was called to the chair. On motion of Dr. J. M. Gaddlis.--. lezolned, That we, the citizems of West Car roll do fully indorse the course of our Htate Sena tor, Hon. t,. B. Wheeler, of Morehouse and do hereby commend him to the attention of ail true and honest men, for the high-toned sense of Jus tice which has distinguished his position as a ,member of the People's (enate and the lofty principle which has characterized his course of action and which has raised him above toe level of political prejudices and overzealous partisan. ship, and that in him we recognize the pure patriotism which should actuate a true repre sentative of the whole pe!ple without regard to race or party polities. lfesolveld, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the editor of the official journal of the State and to his Excellency F'rancis T. Nicholls, Governor of the State of Louisiana. J. . . GADDI, President. TAYLOR JAcaIeoox, Secretary. THE wPlRI'r OFP HATE. Resslutione Before the New England C:onferenee of the Methodist Clhuren layee, Matthews, Pr ster and tne enuth Abusel, Insulted and Devile... [Oourler Journal.] Boesrr, April 4.-The New England Confer enoe of the Methodist Ohbrah opened to-day. One hundred and eleven of 215 members were present. R.esolutions on the Southern question here presented by the Rev. W. F Maslien, D. D., of Boston, and upon being read were received with great applause; and by a vote of the conferenbe were referred to a special committee of five, to be appointed by the chair. The preamble to the resolutions reviews the blighting effects of slavery, and the two fial res olutions are in substance as follows: Resolved, That we are alarmed and filled with apprehension for the future, when we contem plate the practical sale of one of the great politi oal parties of the republie by two politicians of that party who have held, and now hold, very in timate relations to the President, thus ssenr Lcing principle and party and rightousness foi the sake of temporary success. Re,lhved, That we protest most earnestly against the action of the new Administration in making terms with the chief of the Kukiat, the instigator of the Hamburg massacre, i. U. But ler, and still more earnestly do we protest against the official recognition by the Administration of that arch enemy of the republic, who long since ought to have been hang for treason, Wade Hampton, of 8 uth Carolini, and who now, by threats and intimidation, under the very roof of the White House, as well as on railroad platforms and in other public plaoes, defies the power of the government and bullies the President into compliance with his traitorous and wicked usurpa tions. THAE .O PEAKEROIP. Democratle Candldates for that Office. [St. Louis Republican.] Fernando Wood has informed Randall that be is not a candidate for the 8peakership, but will support him. rndall says he has over 100 men pledged to vote for him in canous. Morrison's chances are greatly weakened by the almost uni versal cry that he really does not want the po sition. It is said that he and his friends have al most promised to turn over his Illinois sup porters to a Southern man, and the Southern man is thought to be Gilbert O. Walker, of Vir ginia. Sayler is working quietly and is confident. Cox is still in the South, and writes that he is sure of an election, as he always is up toi the hour the election takes place. The carpet-baggers of the next House have n t completely committed them selves to the support of a Democrat, bht go only so far as to say they will voe for an Independ ent, and when asked what Independent there is to vote for lname Gen Bfanks. They are full of malerdictions of tht Administration, but do not hast't, into the 1'emocratic ranks. THE POITOFPFIC DIPARTMENT. A Postmaster Elected by the People. (N. Y. Tribune, April 4.] The President today appointed George J. Krebs to be Postmaster at Fremont, Ohio, the President's home, vice sam'l J. Hnyder, resigned. This appointment is somewhat noteworthy, as being the direct result of a local election which was held in that town last Thursday. As there were several applicants for the place, it was agreed at a Republican mass meet ing that a popular eleolon should be held, and that the oandldate receiving the highest number of votes of oitlzens should be recommended by the Republicans of Fremont for the appointment. Mr. Krebs received 265 votes, against 246 votes divided among four opponents. He was accord ingly recommended and duly appointed, the plan having previously received the President's acqul esoenooe. BIIMARCXK'8 SUCCESRlOR. Some Uncertalnty as to Who Ne Will De. [Pall Mall Gazette, April 8.] Prince Bismarck's resignation is to-day gener ally and eagerly discussed. His resignation re fers solely to the Chancellorship ani not to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which Prince file marck desires to retain. teveral statesmen are named as the Prince's suncessor either for good or for the year of his leave. Athrst Herr Camp hansen appeared to have the best chance, but now Prince IReus, Prino Hohenlohe and Count Stolbsrg are named as the most likely candidates. The south Carolina Legllslature-Demo, cratie by One Majority. [Conrler-Journal. j The Legislature which meets at Columbia, 8. 0., next Monday, consists of 124 Bepresentatives and 83 Senators. The Democrate have a msjori. ty of four in the House, and the Republicans have a majority of three in the Senate giving the Democrats a majority of one on Joint ballot. ---- tee ý-- The Rhode Island Eleetlon-The Repub Ileans asuceseful. [Courier-Journal.] Paoviunaxz, April 4.-Por the first time In three years, the Republicans have elected the entire $tate ticket by the people. The plurality for Governor and Lieutenant Governor is about 500. For the remainder of the State oflfoere It is two or three times as large. The Republicans have a large majority in both branchee of the Assembly. Vazasndt (Bapublioar), for Governor, one town lacking, 12,84; Bamasby, 11,628; scattr ing, 23. c$ft;i:dsai~o byt rtb-Pf~l H CITY AFFAIRS. THE C010 I8810MO. A Consultallen Over Eyarts' Letters, Moven Behind the Curtain. The members of the Commission yesterdta took a respite from labor, and most of them tu1 ited the churches, During the afternoon anad evening they received several cells from gentle. metn who desired to pay their respects. To-dlt the Commission will go INTO mezeUTIVn eReeION, in order t oconeideras a body the- sop-o thei letter of instruotins, or, in other words, to lin pret it. This consultation will probably ltd some time, at the expiration of whicoh the rule will be observed as before. Parties wi presented who are desirons of making stet oa ments, and they will be heard. The committ5Ie intend to receive all the facts presented to thel and, after a digest of them, present a report ti the President, who will make it publie. That report will reolte the situation here give an expression of opinion as to the remedy. If, of course, they can "commi t Psatard out before they leave, then that fest will promulgate itself, but if he don't compr.@! mise, then the report will be made to Mr. Hiayese. ArOUnD TrHE R sn foTUA there have been some sighlfiornt node and wha pers relative to a new factor with the Oowmi50 - son in the person of an Individual who has eta. siderable influence with the President. It s isl ported that he held last Wdrnesday evetl.g Interview with fifteen of Peoknrd s snl rt the Bose himself being present, and t gentleman, speaking authoritatively, ma overture for compronilse to , I. The rs not flatteringng for the stubborn claimant reful to listen, and the minister plenipotentiary not score a sueeeos. A PRLIMINAm Y X AXAININATIOXt. Donald leNleklS Appears Beferse Ilelmpeter. DRnald MeMiekle, harged with havis - and wounded John Bietry on the 8th of .. ber was again before Judge Kleinpeter ont liminsry exanilestion. The first wit.u upon the stand was the prosecutor, and fled as follows: "I was wounded three times ; the pistol wee. the hands of Donald MeMltokle; he Arie4 ew. six shots at me; the bullet holes of six shtse rg in my clothes. "I cannot recognise the pistol with whiot shooting was done ; there was no salter l.it . saw the acetsed standing on the ocrnet off delet and Common streete; I went tip to and struck him with my fst ; there were iMe mediate words preceding my attack upon blj. of er I etruck the aeonsed he turned uad ltl ýSp Carondelet street, and out into the street. "While he was movirg off from me he t. out his pistol, and when about 100 fee me he fired,. As soon as he fired at me Ilk toward him. When I got about half .*. him three of the shots from his pill' W rK effect in my right groin. I then fired at I. .' cused. McMiekle kept on firing, reeatingntlit wounding of me, as I have alrialy esteld, "I struck the accused when his back W 55 ward me, and I did not say a word to hiLi wht.en .` p rock him. He had not spoken a word to . I had heard, about a week previous to the 6Ai culty. that he had spoken about me and hadsettal ten a letter about me and it was for that reao.**4 that I attsaok'd him.'" Owing to the lateness of the hour, the ease won continued. A Wegre umierwayman - ,le AssftW l S Helpless Woman and obls Mer. At 9 o'clock Saturday night, while a woman named Mary Ann Simms was oTn street, near Laurel, on her way to a party with a basket of oakes and sandies, she WlMU sailed by a negro highwayman who knookedl down wth his flsat and then robbed her o!f basket. The unfor, unate woman cried fLt but before ass stance could reaoh h r the 1t wayman had made his escape. the party was conveyed to her residence, wtN1 s upon examination, she was foennd to be O `Y lightly injured. Iunting aso aomi. Yesterday, a chap, who gave his name as Ol . Smith, was discovered on Commrn street, b.e tween Franklin and Liberty, by Offlers eitlm ard Meyers, walking about with a blunuerbia 0n his shoulder, evidently looking up some n The oficers made him a prisoner and loeeked N up in the Central 8sation. It was afterwards ascertained that he tsa looking for a man that had Jeopardised the horn: of his family, and intended to shoot him OF" eight. It is fortunate that he was arrested be. fore meeting his victim. A New Comsedy. We have on our table a comedy, in vetrse, b the phyrl ini and poet, Dr. (thb les Dteierye titled "L'Ecole du Peuple "- (I'he 8boool Gt t.e 'Peple). The poem, written in French. l satlre on the political hncksters of the drPasba ard, Antoine & Co., and is well worthy, Ii and style, of the author's reputation. It Qa. had for fifty cents at all the French librarlos the city. Balls on Saturday Might, The ball given on Saturday evening at t Opera House by the French Benevolent ABieda lion was a splendid affair, and most enjoy1l0. s neusual. Our French residents deserve for the suoessful manner in which they combliu charity and pleasure, for the frofre dornt from these balls are devoted to the relief of the ick and detittute compatriots. At Grunewald Balt the Pike Benevolent niation gave a charming fancy dress esolee, affair was their first complimentary enterts.Ya - rnent, and was a decided suceees. Attempting to Inelto a FItt. Robert West, a negro, was arrested b OU -_ Sexton at the eorner of Franklin and ?oyhase streets, and locked up In the Central >lls_ charged with fighting And disturbing the posa.s, also with attemptiig to incite a riot. lrevitles The new Board of Hay Inspectors, co i of Messrs. Y. B. Waters, Morris B. Chaw E. Olark, is now organized and have establis . their office at No. 28 Poydras street. Mr. Henri de Lamothe, of 1e Tempt, - who has been on an extended profees through this oonntry and visited New recently, lelt New York last week on his to France. lhert Items. Thos. Charlie stole a pair of draypins J. Sullivan, at the corner of Robin and A tion streets, and was lncareera· d in the Station-house. Harry Robinson, found under espo eamstances at the corner of St. uLhl Felicity st, sets by Corporal Marly, was in the second (laboose. Monroe Holmes lost his liberty at 7. i pý on Saturday, and was furnished a resting in the Third Station, charged with the lasaiy eight dosen eggs. At 7 o'clock Saturday evening a ehimneyr of house situated at the corner of ,ro t sad brone streets, dcecpled by 1. sd. .l itrd , discovered to be on Are. The flaes tmt ; tinguished by the inmates with slight dala >, CITY AHl POLICS I9UM 2 fSome fi' m sing il es tered the sait t... he of .Urslilme bay m e